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Taste of the Tauber

From Tauberschwarz* to Tauberschazi** – cooking with local wines in the Madonnenländchen district***

Die Mitglieder von "Genießen ob der Tauber"
Die Mitglieder von "Genießen ob der Tauber"

The “Genießen ob der Tauber” (Taste of the Tauber) is a culinary initiative by leading restauranteurs and hoteliers from Rothenburg ob der Tauber.


The dishes we serve are derived from the great cooking traditions of the kitchens of Franconia and Hohenlohe. These dishes have always been closely associated with the local wines and are also prepared with all the good things that nature provides in plenty here, from our local apple varieties to traditional Franconian green spelt (made from unripe spelt grain), products from the mills along the river Tauber or delicious lamb from the local fields. Goose and duck are also popular delicacies, as well as the venison provided by our huntsmen.


Some things are simple, such as the Lenten dishes served to the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. Other dishes are more unusual, such as local Tauber snails or use of local saffron as a seasoning.


You will certainly enjoy what you eat. The “Taste of the Tauber” does not follow modish trends. Our dishes offer intense and unique flavor experiences with no artificial ingredients. These are perfectly matched with Franconian wines from the Taubertal wine route.


Our aim is that all of our menus should contain at least one regional dish with at least one regional wine recommendation, identified with the “Genießen ob der Tauber” (Taste of the Tauber) seal of quality.

Taste of the Tauber

Information flyer of the culinary initiative.


Special offers and culinary highlights

Franconian cuisine and Franconian wine – a marriage made in heaven

Rothenburg is at the heart of the Franconian wine lands, with a history of wine-making dating back to 912 and vineyards right up to the city walls.


Wine degustation with corresponding appetizers
A degustation of three wines with a corresponding selection of three appetizers (20,00 € p.p.) can be enjoyed at “Genießen ob der Tauber” (Taste of Tauber) participating restaurants.


President of the Association: Klaus Sackenreuther, Gasthof Zur Sonne


(current state from January 1st, 2018)


Akzent Hotel Schranne
Schrannenplatz 6
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone +49 (0)9861 95500
Email: info(at)


Hotel Eisenhut
Herrngasse 3-5/7
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone  +49 (0)9861 7050
Email: reservierung(at)


GLOCKE Weingut und Hotel
Plönlein 1
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone  +49 (0)9861 958990
Email: Glocke.Rothenburg(at)


Eiscafé & Pizzeria Italia

Herrngasse 8
91541 Rothenburg o.d. Tauber
Phone +49 (0)9861 2225
Email: italia(at)


Landhaus Lebert
Schlossstraße 8
91635 Windelsbach
Phone +49 (0)9867 9570
Email: info(at)


Hotel Rappen Rothenburg ob der Tauber GmbH & Co. KG
Vorm Würzburger Tor 6+10
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone +49(0)9861 95710
Email: info(at) 


Restaurant Ratsstube Rothenburg
Marktplatz 6
91541 Rothenburg o.d. Tauber
Phone +49 (0)9861 5511
Email: mail(at)


Gasthof Rödertor
Rothenburger Kartoffelstube
Ansbacher Straße 7
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone +49 (0)9861 2022
Email: hotel(at) 


Hotel Roter Hahn
Obere Schmiedgasse 21
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone 0 98 61 / 9740
Email: info(at)


Hotel und Gasthof Sonne
Hafengassse 11
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone +49 (0)9861 2166
Email: zursonne(at)

*Tauberschwarz is the indigenous grape variety from the Taubertal and Vorbachtal region. The grapes yield light, fruity red wines with a bright, garnet red color.


**Tauberschazi is the local name for the flocks of sheep and goats found in the Tauber Valley. The gazing habits of these domesticated animals provide the perfect conditions for environmental conservation.


***Madonnenländchen is the name coined by local author Eris Busse for the strip of land on either side of the Tauber Valley.




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