Menu and offers

Opening hours

Regular opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday

11:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m. (Kitchen closing time 01:45 p.m.)

05:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m. (Kitchen closing time 08:30 p.m.)

Closed on Monday!

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.

Our menu


Home-style Thuringian delicacies and international specialities


Valid from 11.05.2022



Thuringian beef roulade from Oberweissbacher beef
sour cream sauce | red apple cabbage  | Thuringian dumplings (10, a, g, j)
20,50 €
Homemade knuckle of pork aspic
vegetable remoulade | cornichons | fried potatoes (2, a, i, j)
17,90 €
Veal rump
horseradish sauce | root vegetables | homemade bread dumplings (10, a, c, g, i, j)
19,80 €
German asparagus spears
Hollandaise sauce or melted butter | country ham | boiled potatoes (c, i, l)
21,80 €

Boiled and roasted dishes


Duet of lamb
Courgette | semi-dried tomatoes | pea and mint puree | truffled asparagus and potato tartlet (10, a, g, h, k)
35,80 €
Turkey breast from Altengönna
German baked asparagus | Frankfurt green sauce | Semmelschmarren (10, a, g, h, k)
18,50 €
Two Oberweißbach veal escalopes
German asparagus spears | Hollandaise sauce | boiled potatoes (a, c, i)
25,90 €

Fish dishes


Norwegian salmon slice
sesame oil | green asparagus | sauce Bearnaise | arugula gnocchi (10, d, g,)
24,20 €
Plaice “Finkenwerder style”
cucumber and buttermilk salad | mashed potatoes (10, d, g)
21,90 €

Vegetarian dishes


Asparagus and spelt quiche
Goat cheese | redcurrant jelly (10, c, g, k)
16,50 €
German asparagus spears
Hollandaise sauce or melted butter | boiled potatoes (c, i, l)
16,80 €

Vegan dishes


Quinoa tabouleh
Tomato | Cucumber | Mint
14,80 €

Kids main


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



Orange crème brûlée
marinated strawberries | mint parfait | almond chip (9, 10, c, g, h)
10,50 €
Woodruff sorbet
Strawberry sparkling wine | Sesame soup (9, k, contains alcohol)
9,80 €
French cheese selection
with Jenaer Kornelle | medlar jelly | rhubarb chutney (10, g, h, k)
12,50 €

Recommendation of the week

Ostrich Steak

fresh salads | wild garlic croûtons | grana padano

16,90 €

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

Our wine list

Enjoy your wine from Thuringia or other wine regions from our exquisite wine list.

White wines




2020 | Riesling “R736”
Freyburger Edelacker – DRY
VDP. First layer
pithy, taste of ripe apples and apricots
2019 | Müller Thurgau
German quality wine, dry
Winery Klaus Böhme
young, fruity white wine with
a touch of passion fruit
2019 | Grauburgunder “Tultewitz”
German quality wine, dry
Winery Zahn
full-fruity bouquet, mild and soft on the palate,
ripe aromas of pear, full-fruity with juicy melting and fresh acidity
2019 | Kerner
Quality wine, dry
Wolfram Proppe
Viticulture in the Gleistal
Citrus, pineapple, peach and exoticism characterise the aroma.
the aroma, filigree fruit paired with a hint of the typical
of the typical iced-bourbon aroma of the kernel.
fructose enriches the harmonious ensemble




2019 | Chardonnay
Di Lenardo
fine fruit in the bouquet,
juicy, fruity taste,
aromatic and spicy on the palate




2018 | Sancerre
AOC, Domaine Michel Thomas, dry
beautiful bouquet of oranges and pineapple,
fruity aroma, full-bodied, round

Rosé wines




2019 | Alles Rosa
German quality wine – DRY
Winery Klaus Böhme
Cuvée of Portugieser,
Dornfelder and Frühburgunder
radiant rosé, fragrant bouquet, fresh,
fruity and delicate taste




Champagner Ruinart Brut
Impresses with its golden yellow colour,
its iridescent sheen and very fine bubbles,
it has a delicate, fresh and fruity nose of
nose of wide fruits, predominantly pear

Red wines




2018 | Naumburger Steinmeister
German quality wine – DRY
Winery Herzer
cherry-like fruit and velvety elegance
Deep red colour with violet reflections




2018 | Merlot “Di Lenardo”
fruity harmonious bouquet
soft, dark fruit,
balanced and finely spicy




2012 | Amarone
Valpolicella Classico, dry
goes well with game dishes




2016 | “Tignanello” Tiscana I.G.T
Tenute Tignanello, dry
it is intense, fruity and complex
in the bouquet, on the palate it shows an optimal
structure, is well balanced with juicy tannins and a pleasant
and a pleasant long finish
2015 | Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
D.O.C.G., dry
La Braccesca
Bouquet of cherries and vanilla, soft finish





2012 | Château Lestage
AOC Listrac Medoc Cru Bourgeois, dry
soft, deep, elegant and fruity bouquet,
Deep, full fruit on the palate, full-bodied,
elegant and spicy
2003 | Château les Ormes Sorbet
ACC, trocken
a Château that is exquisite, full-bodied and dense.
With its beautiful red and black fruit
it is well balanced with attractive, berry scent




2018 | Malbec
Bodega Piedra Negra, Francois Lurton, dry
Deep ruby red, elegant with an intense fragrance of red
and black berries, on the palate a fresh fruit,
soft, matured tannins, very harmoniously balanced




2016 | Carménere Gran Reserva
“Terra Noble”, DO Valle del Maule, dry
Agricola Santa Camila, San Clemente
intense ruby red, complex and harmonious aromas
of ripe fig and dark fruit with coffee,
spices and toast notes in the background, full body.
Good balance of oak and fruit, soft, harmonious

We will be happy to advise you on finding the right wine for your favourite dish or a special occasion. The right wine provides the right enjoyment experience!

Back to the time of Martin Luther

It is impossible to imagine the history of the city of Jena without the “Black Bear” (“Schwarzer Bär”). The traditional inn was first mentioned in 1498. Many famous personalities such as Bismarck, Goethe, Haeckel and many politicians of modern times stayed here in its over 500-year history. We have dedicated our own historically authentic menu to a special guest: Martin Luther. Come with us on a culinary journey to the time of the Reformation and try our 4 or 5 course menu!



Smoked trout filet
Trout fillet smoked on book shavings with grated horseradish and buttered country bread

(2, 4, a, c, d)

Clear soup of ox
with egg and pepper dumplings

(10, c, i, g)

Pea puree on potato pancakes
with fried black pudding
(2, 10, a, c, g)

Barded guinea fowl breast
on wine cabbage with grapes and bread dumplings
(2, 10, a, c, g, i)

Semolina flummery
Luther’s semolina flummery with baked apple pie and berry mousse
(10, a, c, g, h)


48 € per person



Smoked trout filet
Trout fillet smoked on book shavings with grated horseradish and buttered country bread

(2, 4, a, c, d)

Clear soup of ox
with egg and pepper dumplings

(10, c, i, g)

Barded guinea fowl breast
on wine cabbage with grapes and bread dumplings
(2, 10, a, c, g, i)

Semolina flummery
Luther’s semolina flummery with baked apple pie and berry mousse
(10, a, c, g, h)

44 € per person

Recommended drinks: 

Luther-Beer dark or light

Hypocras (homemade spiced wine)

Our wine list 


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

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Smokers Lounge & Cocktail Bar 

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.