Monday, August 17, 2009

"Thick Tower" Restaurant

"Dicker Turm" literal translation from German to English means "thick tower". While traveling through Germany last Spring, friends took me to this historic family-owned restaurant which was once a medieval castle in Esslingen about 8.7 miles (14km) from Stuttgart.

Entrance to the restaurant famous for its Baden & Swabian style cuisine of the southern Germany region.

From the lobby is the dimly-lit long and winding staircase leading to the dining room. From the signs, "Treppe" means "staircase" and "Aufaug" means "elevator".

My friends and I arrived early for lunch on this particular cold and wet Friday morning. We were the only ones in the restaurant and served by whom I assume is the owner.
The tables were beautifully laid out and you can almost see the curvature of the building.
Sadly, while researching the restaurant for this post, the husband & wife owners will be retiring and the restaurant is closing on January 1, 2010 as seen on their website.
Now, I wished I had taken a picture of the owners during our visit.

From my window seat, I could see the town of Esslingen below.

- Karen


Jim Klenke said...

Beautiful pictures, sad that they are going to close.

Joanne Olivieri said...

Wow, that is so cool, the architecture is amazing!

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betchai said...

love your pictures, the architecture is inspiring, and the panorama is really one of a kind.