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PulverTurm an der Frauenkirche

$$ - $$$German, European,
An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 262600
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (7 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to eat, located in a 16th century vaulted Keller of a powder magazine which formed part of the fortifications of Dresden. The restaurant and staff are presented in Baroque era attire. It's a little touristy, but the food and the...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We had the roast pork aspic, tomato quinoa, and the chicken fillet with feta cheese pastry. Total cost was $50 for 3 pax, including 3 drinks. There were very large groups within the restaurant; adjacent to our tables were 2 business gatherings. The performers would...More

Thank yptay
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We have chosen this restaurant because of the good opinions in blogs and social networks. The food was ok, but after we have ordered we have discover that the menu is not the same for German speakers and foreigners. We are not fluent in German,...More

1  Thank N n
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a great location on the square with beautiful outdoor seating or a basement with Middle Ages decor. We had a group of 50 people and the restaurant prepared a delicious buffet with numerous choices. The service was friendly and the additional entertainment...More

Thank RJR2005
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We came to this Restaurant as part of our group tour. Walking in everything is medieval decor. Felt like I was at Disneyland. My kids were happy to see this. I game them two stars based on our food. The dinner they prepared us was...More

2  Thank ewagner26
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I came here with a tour group. I had the suckling pig and it was very good. But the potato dumpling was sticky and un-appetizing. My friends were less fortunate with their selections. Most of them had the beef which I tried too and it...More

Thank Dani R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have read so many good reviews that I decided to try The PulverTurm myself. The food was very good but I was very disappointed in the service. Our waiter was unfriendly,slow and not very helpful with discussing the menu. This was a sad experience...More

Thank Renate V
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Atmospheric medieval cellar dining - with minstrels and costumed waiters and waitresses..... you might expect impersonal service but this place was friendly and fun. Food is hefty traditional fare but good quality and generous portions. It was popular and reservations looked like a good idea....More

Thank Risottorules
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

It may be interesting to stay inside for decor, but when you choose a restaurant it is first for food. And this place is quite disappointing for food quality and overpriced. Wine price by the glass is just outrageous. I definitely not recommend.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

On our recent visit to Dresden, on the way back to Berlin, we found this gem of a restaurant. It is situated right next to the Frauenkirche. The menu gave plenty of choice and it was difficult to choose. All dishes were described in English,...More

Thank MelnNige
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Dresden>  > Innere Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Innere Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +49 351 262600
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Welcome to the Gunpowder Tower! Originally built in 1565, the tower formed an important part of Dresden's fortifications, and, as its name suggests, was used to store gunpowder safely in the ground - it was a pretty explosive place back then! You will find the restaurant in the historical centre of dresden in the vaultet ceilings of the "Coselpalais" next to "Frauenkirche". The Pulverturm with a total of 400 seats is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. As you dine beneath the vaulted ceilings of the Marshal de Saxe Room, or the Russian or Turkish vault, you will experience a part of the history of Saxony while enjoying a truly royal saxon dining experience. Of course, your table will have a sumptious basket of oven-fresh breads from the Arsenal Bakery, just a few yards away. This is also where the court patissier creates sweet delicacies for dessert. Perhaps Milord and Milady would fancy a juicy suckling pig or other rustic dishes prepared before your eyes in our open-air kitchen, along with your choice of ice-cold german beer or delicious local wines. You may even be tempted to buy some plunder from the strolling sutler! The "Condemned Man's Last Meal" served in the dungeon, of course, is an unforgettable experience. Our lovely maidens and brave grenadiers will serve you delicacies. Throughout the evening, strolling magicians will ensure nonstop merriment and diversion. Last but not least you should not miss out on the famous funnel drinking, called "Dresdner Trichtertrinken".
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