Germany has lots of different cuisines all around the country but in Baden-Württemberg

Swabians are known for their

  • noodles (spätzle)
  • Maultaschen (ravioli noodles with filling)
  • Additionally, menus change with the seasons including fresh, local produce available only during that time of year. During the fall and winter you will find menus that include Kürbiscreme suppe (pumpkin cream soup) and Gülaschsuppe (rich red meat stew). In the spring, Spargel (white asparagus) and Johannisbeeren (red small berry) are found in cakes and pastries.

1) Zum Bierkonig

  • This really neat dining experience is very close to Stuttgart in the little town of Althengstett
  • You must have at least 4 people to make a reservation in a wine barrel
  • Reservations on-line are very easy.
  • There is also a very large beer garden as well as a full-service restaurant
  • Website
  • We enjoyed some burgers and fries but they also have Swabian dishes too. 
  • Great couples night out!
  • Phone: o7051/5976325
  • Directions: once you go through the town of Althengestett, pay attention to small white signs for Zum Bierkonig (it looks like you are driving to a hiking trail)

2) BootsHaus…  formerly the Neuer Ochsen

  • BootsHaus (New and Old Swabian style food) Excellent menu!
  • Great location in Böblingen on the lake close to Böblingen center
  • Website
  • For complete hours of operation (check the website above)
  • Monday to Friday, 11:30 to 2:30 & 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

BootsHaus is wonderful! The menu changes daily and is written on a chalkboard. Serving Swabian and German delicacies, the service is impeccable. We love the views as well. Reservations are suggested.

Table reservations: 07031 234790, Address :Monksweg 6, 71032 Böblingen

For your car: park nearby at the Kongresshall parking garage (€.50/hr) and walk the pathway to the restaurant.

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