Restauration & Biergarten Kopernikus

medievel tower biergarten umbrella
Hintere Insel Schütt 34 (in Krakauer Haus)

90403 Nürnberg
Tel: 0911 242 77 40

Opening hours:

Mid-April through mid-September
Monday 16:00 to 00:00
Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 to 00:00
Mid-September to mid-April
Closed Monday
Tuesday to Friday 17:00 to 00:00
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 00:00

Nürnberg Station 1 km/Wöhrder Wiese U-Bahn stop 200m

The post WWII twinning of cities is now quite common and a nice practice to promote an understanding of former adversarial parties. Before this became popular, Nürnberg and Krakow forged such a relationship. The original tower (Wehrturm Tratzenzwinger) was erected in 1540 and was part of the city wall system. It was destroyed during WWII. Though there had been strong ties between Krakow and Nürnberg dating back to the middle ages, it was rekindled in 1979 and restoration of the Krakow House/Tower was completed in 1996. The Biergarten/restaurant Kopernikus has been open since 2002 and befittingly serves both Franconian and Polish dishes.

Pierogi & Franconian beer in a lovely setting

What drove me to this place initially was the beer. When attending the Fränkisches Bierfest, I tired of the limited food so looked for somewhere with a good beer selection and food. This popped up and after reading they had five excellent beers on tap, it was the obvious choice.

 great Schäuferla & classic Meister beer

It’s fast become our favorite stop in Nürnberg due to a bit of variety in the food and the excellent beer selection. I doubt you’ll find a better tap selection anywhere else in town. In fact, I’d be hard-pressed to find a better one anywhere in Franconia.

a tasty Penning beer & Roulade

In the cooler months (and of course in bad weather), the Biergarten is closed but the charming restaurant fills most of the void. One thing to note, the restaurant only has the Spalter beers on tap. The other regional specialties are only available in bottles.

Beers: Spalter Hell, Spalter Zwickel, Meister Vollbier, Penning Vollbier, Lindenbräu Vollbier, Krug Dunkles Lagerbier all on tap in the Biergarten. Huppendorfer Vollbier, Spalter Pils, Gutmann Weizen hell, Gutmann Weizen dunkel, Gutmann leicht, Gutmann alkoholfrei, Spalter alkoholfrei, and Tyskie (Polish) in bottles.

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