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.

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.

Our menu


Home-style Thuringian delicacies and international specialities

Fish dishes


Roasted trout from “Wichmarer Quellen”
with boiled potatoes and lettuce (a)
14,80 €
Roasted filet of monkfish
on spinach and tomatoes,
served with mashed potatoes with peas (10,g)
20,90 €
Filets of matie
with remoulade with vegetables
and fried potatoes (10,d,j)
11,70 €
Three kinds of fish
monkfish, salmon and zander
with sautéed mangel, served with sesame potatoes (8,d,k)
18,90 €
in saffron white wine stock with cubes of vegetables and fresh thyme, served with baguette (b,i)
small 8,70 €

large 13,90 €



with half-dried tomatoes, olives and rocket (10,a,c,g)
12,50 €

Our classics


Roasted venison
with red cabbage with apples
and Thuringian dumplings (2,4,a,g,i)
17,80 €
Goulash of venison
with mushrooms
and home-made bread dumplings (2,4,a,g)
17,20 €
Roasted half of duck
with sauce of sage brush,
red cabbage with apples and Thuringian dumplings (2,4,l,i)
18,50 €
Prime boiled veal
in sauce of horse-radish, root vegetables
and Thuringian dumplings (a,c,g,i)
17,20 €
Thuringian Rostbrätchen
with onions roasted in beer, pickled vegetablesand roasted potatoes (1,2,a,j)
12,50 €
Roll of veal 
stuffed with mushrooms, spinach and sage
with Thuringian dumplings and leaf salad (a,j,g,l)
16,90 €

Boiled and roasted dishes


Strips of
beef and turkey
with mushrooms and fettuccine (a,c,g)
15,50 €
Cutlet of lamb
on courgettes and tomatoes,served with butter of rosemary and potato gratin (2,a,c)
18,80 €
Breast of galliney
on sauerkraut,
served with mashed potatoes with peas
16,70 €
Argentinian steak of sirloin
on pointed cabbage and pears
with marmelade of onions and roasted potatoes (2)
25,50 €
Seasonal salad plate
with roasted strips of turkey,
mushrooms and croûtons (a)
13,80 €



Sorbet of tamarillo
with mint (contains alcohol)
6,80 €
Variation of
créme brûlée, parfait of poppyseed,foam of chocolate and moccawith ragout of passion fruit and pineapple (10,c,g)
8,90 €
Hot raspberries
with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream (3,5,a,g)
6,50 €
Apple crumble
with frozen tonka beansand sour cream of blueberries (10,a,g)
7,20 €

Additives & allergens


  • 1. Phosphate
  • 2. Preservatives
  • 3. Flavor enhancer
  • 4. Antioxidant
  • 5. Dyes


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

Weekly menu

Picatta from Oberweißbacher Kalb

on all kinds of mushrooms

with tagliatelle

17,50 €

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.