The Best Bratwurst & Schäufele in Nuremberg: Hexenhaeusle

Drei im Weckla: The Best Bratwurst in Nuremberg

As I ambled through the cobblestone streets of Nuremberg, the haunting silhouette of Nürnberger Burg loomed high. Watching over this ancient city. The fortress, with its rich history of power struggles and medieval might, seemed to whisper tales of the bygone era. But in this trip, my hunt wasn’t for history, at least not the kind you’d find in textbooks. No, I was after a more tantalizing type of history. That which can be found sizzling on grills, simmering in pots, and poured generously into steins. I found the Best Bratwurst & Schäufele in Nürnberg.

Hexenhaeusle: More Than Just a Name

Das Hexenhaeusle Nuernberg
Das Hexenhaeusle Nuernberg

As noon approached, my stomach lead me to Hexenhaeusle, a gem tucked away in a corner of Nuremberg. The name, which translates to “Witch’s Little House,” evokes a sense of mysticism, and rightfully so. The restaurant stands tall and proud. A true emblem of Frankish tradition in Bavaria. Its wooden facade adorned with intricate carvings reminiscent of tales of yore.

However, the real magic isn’t just in its whimsical aesthetics. But in the wafting aroma of roasted meats and warm bread that beckons every passerby. How can one resist such an invitation?

Drei im Weckla: Where the Best Bratwurst in Nuremberg Resides

Drei im Weckla: The Best Bratwurst in Nuremberg
Drei im Weckla: The Best Bratwurst in Nuremberg

“Three in a bun” – that’s the literal translation. But the experience of biting into the drei im weckla from Hexenhaeusle is so much more. I ordered one as an appetizer. What I got were three perfectly grilled Nürnberger Rostbratwurst sausages, nestled in a crispy roll. Every bite was a harmonious blend of smoky, juicy, and crunchy. Paired with a dollop of sweet and tangy mustard & ketchup, it was, without a shadow of doubt, the best I’ve ever had.

Wishing at Der Schoene Brunnen

Wishing at Der Schoene Brunnen
Wishing at Der Schoene Brunnen

Feeling the weight of the hearty meal settling in, I decided to walk it off by heading to one of Nuremberg’s most iconic landmarks, Der Schoene Brunnen. This “Beautiful Fountain” stands as a testament to the city’s artistic and architectural prowess. Legend has it that those who spin the rings embedded in the grille of the fountain are granted a wish. With the sun reflecting off the glistening water, I made my wish.

A Return to Hexenhaeusle: The Best Schäufele in Nuremberg

What was my wish, you ask? Another round at Hexenhaeusle, of course. This time, with a tall, frosty glass of Gruner bier from the nearby town of Fuerth. The beer was crisp with a subtle hoppy finish, a perfect precursor to the pièce de résistance – the schäufele.

The Best Schäufele in Nuremberg
The Best Schäufele in Nuremberg

Schäufele, a traditional Franconian dish, is pork shoulder roasted to perfection. The one at Hexenhaeusle was a thing of beauty. The skin, crispy and golden, gave way to tender, flavorful meat beneath. Every bite melted in the mouth, the meat’s richness contrasted beautifully with the tangy sides of potato salad and fermented cabbage.

To Nürnberg, With Love

The Best Bratwurst & Schäufele in Nuremberg

Gruner Bier, Fuerth
Gruner Bier, Fuerth

As the evening drew near and the sounds of laughter and clinking glasses filled Hexenhaeusle, I felt a pang of melancholy. Every journey must come to an end. But the memories, tastes, and experiences remain. Hexenhaeusle, with its authentic Frankish delights, had given me plenty to cherish.

Nuremberg. With its rich history and culinary wonders, remains a treasure trove waiting to be explored. And Hexenhaeusle stands tall as its crowning jewel. Cheers to many more wishes coming true, one bite and sip at a time.

Das Hexenhaeusle Nuernberg

Vestnertorgraben 4, 90408 Nürnberg, Germany

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Schinkennudeln: The Comforting Embrace of Bavaria


Schinkennudeln, a rustic dish hailing from the heart of Bavaria, is the culinary equivalent of a comforting embrace. As the name suggests, Schinken (ham) and Nudeln (noodles) are the main characters in this wholesome tale of traditional German comfort food. But like any great story, it’s about more than just the main characters; it’s about the journey, the subtle nuances, the love, and care that transforms simple ingredients into a comforting melody of flavours.

The Origin Story

Nestled in the heart of Europe, Bavaria is a region steeped in tradition, its culinary heritage deeply rooted in its agrarian past. From the fertile soil sprung forth hearty grains and vegetables, while the rolling pastures provided an abundance of dairy and meat. It’s from these humble beginnings that the Schinkennudeln recipe was born. The dish was a simple and practical solution to the harsh winters, making use of readily available ingredients like ham, noodles, and cheese to create a meal that was not only filling but also deeply satisfying.

A Childhood Memory

This dish holds a special place in my heart, a nostalgic nod to my childhood, a time of simpler pleasures. Mutti would rustle up a piping hot bowl of Schinken noodle on cold winter days, or as a late-night meal, a dish that seemed to instantly drive away the chill and fill the home with an inviting aroma. It was more than just a dish; it was a bowl of warmth and comfort served with Mutti’s love.

If you love Bavarian food and you’re ever visiting Nuremburg. Be sure to indulge in the Best Bratwurst & Schäufele at Hexenhaeusle. This place is 100% worth a visit.

Mutti’s Schinkennudeln Recipe with a Twist


  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 8 ounces cooked ham, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • A handful of chives, chopped


1. Preparing the Noodles: Start by cooking the egg noodles in a large pot of salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Sautéing the Ham and Onions: Melt the butter in a pan and sauté the onions and german ham until the onions become translucent and the ham crispy.

3. The Mixture: Beat the eggs and milk in a large bowl and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Now, add the cooked noodles, sautéed ham and onions, and half the cheese, ensuring everything gets a good coating of the egg and milk mixture.

4. Baking to Perfection: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and transfer the noodle mixture to a baking dish. Top it off with the remaining cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and golden.

5. The Final Touch: Just before serving, sprinkle over the freshly chopped chives for a burst of color and freshness.

Schinkennudeln is more than just a dish; it’s a narrative that speaks of love, comfort, and a deep sense of home. The ingredients may be simple, but the memories it evokes are rich and deeply ingrained. It’s a reminder that food is more than sustenance. It’s a connection to our past, a link to our heritage, and, in this case, a love letter from a Mutti to her child. Guten Appetit!

Crunchy Schinken Noodle (German)

Knusprige Schinkennudeln einfach und himmlisch