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Restaurant • Fine Dining

Scharffs Schlossweinstube

Restaurant Scharffs Schlossweinstube

The ruins of Heidelberg Castle (known as “Heidelberger Schloss” among German locals) are among the most important Renaissance structures of the northern Alps. Today, this beautiful estate is home to various renovated establishments, including a historic bakery, a bistro, a vinotek and gourmet restaurant Scharffs Schlossweinstube. Here, top chef Martin Scharff prepares uncomplicated haute cuisine. Praised by gourmets from near and far, chef Scharff’s cuisine was honoured with a Michelin star for 20 subsequent years. Since opening its doors in 2011, Martin and his team have presented regional Kurpfälzer delights with a modern twist. Dining at Schlossweinstube is a unique experience, as you’re surrounded by the evergreen Odenwald forests of the Kurpfälzer Hills. Quite the romantic setting for your gastronomic experience in Germany.

Scharffs Schlossweinstube

Heidelberg, Germany

Martin Scharff

Martin Scharff
MdH Membre d'Honneur

Martin Scharff is chef at restaurant Scharffs Schlossweinstube. He is one of the founders of the Jeunes Restaurateurs d'Europe association, as well as a member of the Confrérie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. In addition to cooking for celebrities, the chef has also served on juries for German and international cooking contests, demonstrating his expertise in the culinary world. Since 2012, Martin has been the ruler of the castle’s kitchen at Scharffs Schlossweinstube, where he conjures up his exquisite creative regional cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences.

Critically-acclaimed cuisine

Kurpfälzer specialties

Historic castle

Scharffs Schlossweinstube’s cuisine

Chef Martin Scharff mainly uses seasonal and regional products and herbs that come from the castle’s garden. Possessing great creativity, he shows true artistry when he’s behind the stove. On Scharffs Schlossweinstube’s menu, you’ll find his creative vegetable cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences. Expect re–invented regional Kurpfälzer dishes that are made according to the chef’s 3-part principle: one-third tradition, one-third trend, one-third innovation. This way, old Kurpfälzer recipes transformed into uncomplicated and tasty creations. Good to know: a vegetarian menu is always available, and vegan options are available upon request. The menus are excellently complemented by outstanding wines from Heidelberg Castle’s historic wine cellar, which features the world’s largest wine barrel.

Heidelberg Castle area

Heidelberg Castle is a perfect and popular backdrop for all kinds of events, ranging from wedding and family celebrations to business events. Nestled along the Neckar river, there’s plenty to see in this hotspot of German romanticism, which is nearly as old as the town of Heidelberg itself. Take a stroll through the 17th-century castle gardens, constructed by garden architect Salomon de Caus and commissioned by Prince Elector Friedrich V for his wife Elizabeth. Or explore the castle’s wine cellar which hides the Heidelberg Tun. This was built by Prince Elector Karl Theodor and is the world’s largest wine barrel. It holds 220,000 liters of wine, and has a dance floor on top of it. Needless to say, it's’ the perfect place for wine tastings. The lower floor of the Otto Heinrich Building is also worth a visit. Here lies the Apothecary Museum. Its unique collection includes a complete pharmacist’s office, a laboratory, manuscripts, and over 1,000 drugs which represent medicine from the 17th to 19th centuries.



Scharffs Schlossweinstube Schlosshof 1 69117 Heidelberg Germany


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Opening times

Thursday 18:00 - 22:00
Friday 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 18:00 - 22:00

Gourmet menu

5 course menu with aperitif

€ 198 for 2


Discounted enjoyment for all under 30: 3-course menu including aperitif, greeting from the kitchen, two matching glasses of wine, mineral water and coffee to finish. When? Thursdays - Saturdays

€ 95 per Person

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