Thuringian culinary art

Enjoy the relaxing ambient atmosphere in our restaurant or in our event locations. We offer you home-style, Thuringian delicacies and seasonal cuisine. The Green Salon and our banquet hall are both a suitable location for family celebrations or work parties up to 80 people. The “Spiegelsaal” is our highlight. The room is inviting you and your guests to celebrate parties, to hold conferences and has the perfect setting for a private or business event. You’ll find more details under Conferences & congresses.

You are also welcome to visit our Sunday Matinee.

Our menu


Home-style Thuringian delicacies and international specialities

The dishes from the menu below are available from 18. – 31.01.2021

Traditional dishes


Thuringian beef roulade
with a sour cream sauce,
red cabbage with apples
and Thuringian potato dumplings (10,a,g)
16,90 €
duck breast and leg
with mugwort sauce,
candied chestnuts
and Thuringian dumplings (a, i)
19,50 €
boiled rump of veal
with fresh horseradish sauce,
strips of vegetables
and homemade bread dumplings (a, c, g, l)
17,80 €
two medallions of pork loin
served with beans and potato fritters (a, c)
15,80 €
fried beef and onions
served with romanesco and spaetzle (a, c, g)
16,50 €

Fish dishes


fried trout from the “Grümpelquelle zu Wichmar”
à la meunière with melted butter,
boiled potatoes and salad (10,a,d,g)
16,90 €
diced salmon filet
in herbal sugo,
served with tagliatelle,
cherry tomatoes and spring onions (10, a, c, d, g)
16,80 €

Kids main


potato fritters
with apple sauce (g)
4,50 €
with fruity tomato sauce (a)
5,50 €
thuringian potato dumpling
with sauce
3,80 €



lime cream with butterscotch covering
on fruits with amaretto (10, c, g, l, contains alcohol)
8,50 €



seasonal salad plate
with fresh made croûtons
and potato dressing (10,a,g)
6,90 €

Our new menu is coming soon

Additives & allergens



  • 1. Phosphate
  • 2. Preservatives
  • 3. Flavor enhancer
  • 4. Antioxidant
  • 5. Dyes
  • 6. Quinine
  • 7. Coffeine
  • 8. Ginger
  • 9. Sweetener
  • 10. Lactoprotein



  • a) Gluten-containing cereal
  • b) Crustaceans
  • c) Eggs
  • d) Fish
  • e) Peanuts
  • f) Soy
  • g) Milk
  • h) Nuts
  • i) Celery
  • j) Mustard
  • k) Sesame
  • l) Sulfur dioxide and sulfites

Recommendation of the week

sirloin steak of shoat

on duet of red and white pointed cabbage,

served with chestnut puree

and apple-date-chutney (8,10,g)

17,90 €

Opening hours


Mon. – Sat.: 06:30 a.m. – 02:00 p.m, 05:00 – 08:00 p.m

Sun.: 07:30 a.m. – 02:00 p.m., 05:00 – 08:00 p.m


Mon. – Sat.: 06:30 a.m. – 02:00 p.m, 05:00 – 08:00 p.m

Sun.: 07:30 a.m. – 02:00 p.m., 05:00 – 08:00 p.m

Back to the time of Martin Luther

The “Schwarzer Bär” is an integral part of the history of the city of Jena. Beside him 1853 Prüfer “Deutsches Haus”, 1890 the “Sächsische Hof”, 1899 potter’s “Kaiserhof” and in 1911 it seemed as if Muller’s “Fürstenhof” outstripped all previous, if not bring to a standstill. But just as the “Göhre” was well-known, no promising new creation could harm the “Bär”, and so it remained what an anonymous rival had already done in 1872:

„Jetzt sei der Bär von mir genannt
als Lutherhaus berühmt, bekannt,
dass hier der Wein auch stets ein guter,
das fand schon Doktor Martin Luther.“



Smoked trout filet

with grated horse radish and buttered bread

Clear soup of ox

with egg sting and small pepper dumplings

Breast of Guinea fowl

Served on sauerkraut with grapes and bread dumplings

Wild berry compote

with whipped cream

Luther-Beer dark or light

34,00 € per person

We kindly ask you to make a reservation two days in advance.

Smokers Lounge & bar in Hotel Schwarzer Bär

You’d like to stay the night, have a conference or meeting in a cozy ambience and wouldn’t like to miss the enjoyment of a cigarette or cigar? In our smoking lounge you can relax with a cigarette or cigar together with your favorite drink.