69117 Heidelberg, Germany
+49 6221 90 5380
Enjoy what feels like a home-cooked meal, fixed by the restaurant's owner and served by a friendly waitstaff. If you are looking for traditional, regional German cuisine to enjoy after a long day of wandering around the Old City, Hackteufel is the place to go. The restaurant is on the ground floor of a guesthouse, suitable for up to 15 guests that mirrors the cozy atmosphere of the beautiful restaurant below. The name "Hackteufel" is part of a well-known Heidelberg legend for which not only the restaurant but the street is named after. The river Neckar has been used for transporting goods for centuries. Where the Karlstor (or Karl's Gate) now stands, used to be a dangerous area for boaters, whose boats were often sucked down into the raging currents and knocked against rocks. Legend had it, that if a boat was destroyed at that particular spot it was because of the demon who lived in the water's depths, the "Hackteufel."