Goldenes Kreuz

Restaurant Goldenes Kreuz

Traditional. Modern. Franconian.

Immerse yourself into historic atmosphere of Franconian tradition. Always a luscious dining experience, guests savor regional food such as Coburg's dumplings, grilled saussages and Franconian bread meals. We are happy to cook with fresh ingredients sourced from local producers to ensure the authentic taste of Franconian cuisine.

The historic restaurant - one of the best in Germany

Our house, which is the oldest building in Coburg, served since 1508 as a tavern. The team of the Goldenes Kreuz continues the long tradition and serves guests regional food and the home-made beer Kreuzrunk.

We are proud to be one of the 40 best historic restaurants in Germany. This is the result of the federal contest "Historic Restaurants in Germany" conducted by the BHU (Home and Environment Union) and DEHOGA (Federal Hospitality Association).

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday

11.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
5.30 p.m. - 23.00 p.m.


11.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.


Tavern since 1508

We are proud to be one of the best historic restaurants in Germany. In 2009 the Federal Hospitality Association together with the Home and Environment Union (BHU) has honoured the 40 best historic taverns in Germany. The Goldenes Kreuz persuaded the jury with the authentic architecture and genuine cuisine.

The Roots

The history of the eldest building in Coburg dates back to the 13th century. The houses in the street Herrnhasse 1 and 3 were originally connected and used to serve as a carriage shelter, craftsmen storage and workshop and, lately, as an inn and tavern.

The First Host in 1508

The first host mentioned in a written documentation in 1508 was Jörg Mode. The name "Goldenes Kreuz" (Golden Cross) was given to the tavern by Johanna Christiane Bachmann in 1815.


The extensive renovation of the eldest building in Coburg took 3 years and was completed in 2005. For the current owner it was an issue of great importance to perform the architectural conservation of the building very carefully and professionally as well as not to use the public funds rather than investing private resources.

In addition to the historic dining room and a terrace overlooking the market square, two patios has been created. In cozy loggias, the patios provide guests between the old walls space for pleasant time-spending.

Come in our restaurant in Coburg and feel the taste of Coburg's history and Franconian cuisine!



Restaurant Goldenes Kreuz
Herrngasse 1
96450 Coburg

Location in the Old Town of Coburg

The Goldenes Kreuz is located in the heart of Coburg - at the Market Square in the old town, just 2 minutes walk from the Palace Ehrenburg and the Palace Square; 4 minutes walk from the Court Garden and the Edinburg Palais.

After an exciting sightseeing tour have a rest in our historic tavern and continue exploring Coburg's culture while enjoying regional food and home-made beer.

Located in the historical heart of the city, the Goldenes Kreuz is the perfect venue for any kind of celebrations: wedding, anniversary and business events.

How to Find Us

From Suhl

  • Leave the motorway A73 at the exit Coburg (7)
  • Continue on B4 toward the Coburg Center
  • Follow the road B4 onto the exit CO-Ost/CO-Wüstenahorn, here turn right and drive over the bridge Frankenbrücke
  • At the first set of lights turn left onto the Goethestraße
  • Use the car park guidance system to find a free parking space

From Bamberg

  • Leave the motorway A73 at the exit Untersiemau/Coburg-Süd/Bad Colberg-Heldburg/Seßlach (11)
  • Continue on the B289 which will later merge into the B4
  • Leave the federal road Coburg-Süd
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and follow the Bamberger Straße
  • Use the car park guidance system to find a free parking space


We are situated in Coburg's center in the pedestrian street, thus you can reach us only on foot. Please leave your car in one of the car parks.

Just next to the Goldenes Kreuz, there is the car park "Mauer", which is located in the Webergasse 6 (access from the street Am Viktoriabrunnen). From here you will need only 4 minutes to reach our restaurant at the Market Square (Marktplatz). Leave the car park at the exit Mauer, walk to the right, then turn left onto the Judengasse and continue till the Market Square.

Car Park Zinkenwehr in the Zinkenwehr 13. The car park is 6 minutes walk from the Goldenes Kreuz. Exit the car park towards the Goethestraße, cross Goethestraße and carry straight on towards the Albert Square (Albertplatz). Turn to the left into the Ketschengasse and continue forward untill you see the Market Square.

Car Park Post in the Hindenburgstraße 8: You will need 6 minutes walk to reach the Goldenes Kreuz. Leave the car park, walk along the Lohgraben and the Schenkgasse towards the pedestrian zone. Take the Steinweg and the Spitalgasse to reach the Market Square.

Parking Space „Anger", Schützenstraße: From here you will need 8 minutes to reach our restaurant. Walk into the Schützenstraße, turn left into the Ketschendorfer Straße. Carry straight on approximately 600 meter along the Ketschendorfer Straße and the Ketschengas untill you reach the Market Square.


Dear guests,

we are very thankful to you for the kind words and recommedations. We are happy about positive feedback and take every critical comment very seriously.

**** "The food here is a notch up from most of the other eateries in Coburg and the space is very nice with it's interior courtyard. Staff are pleasant and the food is well presented and tasty. If you're in Coburg for only one night - this is the place I would recommend."

Anon Hills

May 2014

***** "Having never travelled to Germany previously the restaurant experience is very different to those in the UK, Spain or France. The setting for this restaurant is very good with many tables being set around a covered courtyard, a very pleasant setting to eat. The food is very tasty and well presented with a lot of different choices. There is also a large choice of beers available to go with your meal. It was very handy that the waitress had better English than our host as the menus are just in German, certainly made it fun choosing.."

November 2013

Fatdad62 London


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Gasthaus Goldenes Kreuz

Herrngasse 1
96450 Coburg

Tel. 09561 513407
Fax 09561 513408

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Goldenes Kreuz GmbH, represented by Gabriele Stoschek

Register: Gewerbeamt Stadt Coburg

VAT identification number: DE 220250146


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candle light dinner

on the gallery in the courtyard

1.01.2023 – 31.12.2024