To enjoy like Goethe once did in Leipzig

In the Big Cellar, which opened in 1913, it is located directly underneath the Mädler-Passage. In the large space, characterized by columns and niches, up to 500 guests can be accommodated. The focus of the chef is on traditional Saxon dishes, with a selection of international cuisine completing the seasonal changing menu.


    The Grand Cellar was opened in 1913 and is located directly below the Mädler Passage. The large space, characterized by columns and niches, can accommodate up to 500 guests. The focus of the chef is on classic Saxon dishes, with a selection of international dishes completing the seasonally changing menu.


    In our restaurant, you will be pampered with the finest classics of local cuisine. Popular recipes of Saxon cuisine are created and prepared using products from regional suppliers.


    Our team consists of approximately 100 dedicated employees who passionately care about the well-being of our guests. Friendliness and internationality are a given for us. We place great importance on ensuring that our guests feel comfortable with us and have an unforgettable time.

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experience history

When in 1525, the renowned physician and philosopher Dr. Heinrich Stromer von Auerbach (1482-1542) began serving wine to students in the wine cellar of his house on Grimmaische Gasse, the extraordinary success story of Auerbach's Keller began. Since then, many different hosts have turned our establishment into what it has always been and still is today: a globally renowned place of conviviality in Leipzig!

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Räumlichkeiten für Reisegruppen und besondere Anlässe

The Helena and Anton Mädler salons offer a rather romantic and intimate ambiance. Here, smaller groups especially enjoy being pampered culinary-wise, by candlelight, at a festively set table. Wedding parties also love to celebrate in these salons in order to keep this special occasion as an unforgettable memory.

In the entrance area to the Great Cellar, you will find our souvenir shop and the event office. Here, you can book guided tours and reserve tables, as well as pick up your event tickets or purchase vouchers. Many offers can also be found in our online shop.

Online Shop

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Gastronomic offerings of Auerbachs Keller.
From 10 people onwards.
From 25 people onwards.

Opening hours

Großer Keller

Monday, Thursday, Sunday: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Mephisto Bar

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM