Zum Weissen Schwan BIER MUSEUM: "Meet travellers & have beer / bier / cerveza???" Top 5 Page for this destination Heidelberg Restaurant Tip by JessH

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  Exterior of the "Zum Weissen Schwan", Heidelberg
by JessH

I am recommending this establishment not so much based on its culinary selection, but moreover because of its unique selling-point:
The "Zum Weissen Schwan" (the white Swan) is a self-pronounced BEER MUSEUM and offers 101 different types of German & international beers.

The food here is mostly rustic German fare, with a lunch and dinner menu and daily changing specials. There are tables inside and outside, but I most enjoy sitting at the bar.

Favorite Dish: Most well-known (and also unknown) German beers are on tap, and depending on their seasonal stock you can enjoy beers from Thailand, Singapore, Ireland, South America, Turkey, Croatia... it's difficult to choose! The staff here are quite helpful and will give you some ideas about what type of beer you might enjoy most.

As in many tourist-cities, this is one of those pubs collecting nominations from all over the world, "donated" by travellers. We started chatting with the bartender, and noticed that the wall behind him had some Saudi Riyals, but no money from the UAE. As Dubai is now starting to become quite well-known and well-travelled by Germans, John and I gave him a 10 Dirhams note to add to his collection. The wall is especially interesting when spotting currencies that no longer exist (including the Deutsch Mark!)
--> This little "hobby" makes it a great place to meet fellow travellers (and a few locals like myself ;-)

Opening Hours:
7 Days a week: 11:00am - 11:00pm.

Address: Hauptstrasse 143, 69117 Heidelberg
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: old town, Heidelberg (left side, walking towards the castle).
Rating: 4
Theme: Pub/Brewery

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 15, 2007
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