16 things to do

All Places Germany


Although the sign might lead you to think it is Asian, the noodle dishes here are more Italian-inspired; head past the spaghetti straight to the house-made wide noodles in fresh, inventive vegetarian, meat- and fish-based sauces. The Biergarten is wonderful in the summer.

EAT   —  +49 551 44263 —  Rote Str. 13


On Habichtsweg, a twenty minute walk from the centre of the city, is somewhat austere and suffers from enforcing a midnight curfew; it is, however, the only place you'll find in town where you can get a bed for the night for about €24. Take bus 80 from train station.

Hotel Berliner Hof

On Weender Landstr., opposite the Shell petrol station, might be a more realistic option, with rooms starting at €30. It is particularly well-located for those who are in Göttingen to spend time at the University.

SLEEP   —  Map

Cron & Lanz

The place for delicious Kaffee & Kuchen (coffee & cake) and people-watching from window tables on the second floor. Finest cafe in town, but unfortunately quite unfriendly service.

EAT   —  +49 551 56022 —  Weender Str. 25


If you want a more German experience, check out this atmospheric student pub, located in an underground cavern which was once a kind of student jail.

DRINK   —  +49 551-43971 —  Burgstraße 20

Trattoria Salvatore

Delicious pizza and wine. Prices are slightly higher, but the quality of food is worth it. The chef is Italian and he really knows his job!

Best Western Hotel Am Papenberg

Near the faculties for phsyics, chemistry, medicine and geology ("Nord-Campus") and the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine.

Cafe Botanik

This Persian cafe has huge bowls of spiced tea and delicious yogurt dips. The breakfasts are traditional German, not Persian.


At St Nikolai churchyard, nice little cafe-bar, wonderful place outside in summer. Good breakfast, delicious baguettes.

Irish Pub

Mühlenstr. 4. Probably the best place in town for live music. It's also the only pub in Göttingen to serve Strongbow.

DRINK   —  +49 551-45664 —  Mühlenstraße 4


A cinema on the back side of the train station. They show contemporary movies mainly in German (no subtitles).

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A nice leftist bar with cheap beer and free table soccer and billiard.

DRINK   —  Bürgerstrasse