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


on cucumber spinach vegetable stir-fry
with potatoes (10,a,d,g)
16,50 €
filets of herring
on homemade veggie remoulade
with roasted potatoes (10,a,c,g)
12,80 €
zander and catfish
with vegetable casserole,
sweet potato fritters and dijon mustard sauce (10,a,d,g)
17,90 €

Vegetarian dishes



fresh salad
with mango wedges, roasted nuts,
strawberries, goat cheese
and a passionfruit buttermilk dressing (10,e,g,k)
12,50 €
Cappelli with asparagus almond filling
on vegetables enriched with tomato paste
and Grana Padano (10,a,c,g)
12,90 €

Traditional dishes


thuringian beef roulade
with a sour cream sauce, red cabbage with apples
and thuringian potato dumplings (10,a,g)
16,90 €
Oberweißbacher veal cutlet
with summerly potato salad (a,c,i,j)
17,50 €
homemade ham hock aspic
with veggie remoulade
and roasted potatoes (1,2,10,a,g,j)
13,80 €
argentino beefsteak
with pan-cooked vegetables,
an apple-mango-chutney
and rosmary potatoes (8)
25,50 €
veal liver
on apple onion confit and calvados
with potato puree (10,a,g)
16,80 €
turkey medaillons
on ragout of chanterelle and mushrooms
with homemade potato croquettes (10,a,c,g)
17,50 €
beef and turkey fillet tips
with assorted mushrooms
and parmesan tagliatelle (a,c,g)
16,50 €



toffee crème brûlée
with homemade blueberry icecream
on mango pineapple salsa and chocolate soil (10,a,c,g)
7,90 €
fruity red fruit gazpacho
with basil mint sorbet
and almond brittle (a,h)
7,90 €
passionfruit panna cotta
served with caramelized strawberries (10,g)
6,90 €
hot raspberries
served with vanilla icecream and whipped cream (10,g)
7,50 €

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

Tarte flambée “Alsatian style”

with fresh spring onions (10,a,g)

9,50 €


Tarte flambée with smoked salmon,

rocket and Grana Padano (10,a,d,g)

12,90 €

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.