The Restaurant

The front building restaurant’s maritime theme reflects the building’s history. Located right on the banks of the Elbe, it was previously frequented by river boatmen.

Nowadays you can expect to see a modern restaurant accommodating approx. 45 diners, which has stayed true to its origins. Stop in and have a look - it’s well worth a visit!

Opening hours: daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Fr a. Sa to 11p.m.) , Closed 24th December


Our traditional German cuisine offers something for everyone. You can choose from the wide range of soups, salads, appetisers, meat and fish dishes, and desserts on our menu

We are also happy to provide you with customised seasonal dishes.

You can find our recommendations for coach tours here.


Our various rooms are ideal for your family and business events, as well as for class reunions. We would be happy to provide you with a few unforgettable hours.

  • Private room approx. 20 seats
  • Breakfast room approx. 40 seats
  • Forge "Schmiede" approx. 60 seats
  • Restaurant “Zum Goldenen Anker” approx. 45 seats

The “Alte Schmiede”

Are you searching for a cosy space for your party? With 60 seats and a rustic atmosphere, the back building’s “Alte Schmiede”, or “old forge”, invites you to look around and while away some time. Here you can still see many original tools and machines (e.g., anvils, power hammers, drills, blacksmith’s fire, grinding lathes).

You would like to order something? All you need to do is hammer the little anvil on your table!

The Beer Garden

Every year at the beginning of the warm season, the courtyard is transformed into an idyllic beer garden seating approx. 35.

Whether you’re looking to soak up some sun or want to chill out in the shade, or if you’re a cyclist on the Elbe Cycle Route, a tourist from elsewhere in the world or a local, you can drop in to relax and recharge.

The Guest House

Are you looking for somewhere to stay in the historical town of Meissen? We are located directly on the Elbe Cycle Route, on the B6, just 3 minutes on foot from the town centre. There are also bus, rail and boat connections in the immediate vicinity.

We offer you a beautiful room either with a view of the Elbe or our courtyard, part of a listed building from the 16th century, which has been lovingly restored with painstaking care.


All rooms and holiday homes are equipped with a shower or bath, toilet, and hair dryer. Each morning you will be served breakfast in our separate breakfast room.

You can end your evening in the “Alte Schmiede”, our restaurant “Zum Goldenen Anker” or in our idyllic beer garden in the adjoining building.


Rates incl. breakfast

  • Single room from 60€‎
  • Double room from 90€
  • Double room for single use from 65€
  • Family room for 4 people from 150€
    (two separate sleeping rooms, one bath)
  • Apartment for 2 people from 105€
  • Extra bed with breakfast 25€

Check-in from 2 p.m.
Check-out by 11 a.m.

Breakfast Room

To get your day off to a good start, we offer you a comprehensive and varied breakfast buffet.

Holiday Homes & Requests

Rates for our holiday homes, not including breakfast, with basic bed linen and towels. Rates from 5 nights, including end cleaning costs. Each additional person - €10. Since the 01.01.2019 the city of Meissen additionally applies a guest tax of 1.50 € per adult per night.

Booking requests

Booking requests can be sent to

Holiday home no. 18

Holiday home for 2-4 people (49,5 m²)

Facilities: coffee machine, kettle, 4 hobs, oven, dishwasher

65€ per night for 2 people
each additional person 10

Holiday home no. 2

Holiday home for 2-4 people (52 m²)

Facilities: coffee machine, kettle, 4 hobs, oven, microwave

60€ per night for 2 people
each additional person 10

Holiday home no. 17

Holiday home for 2-3 people (37 m²)

Facilities: coffee machine, kettle, 4 hobs, oven

55€ per night for 2 people
each additional person 10


The property at Uferstrasse 9 consists of a 4-sided courtyard. The oldest section of the building is the front building, built in 1587. Since 1897, the property at Uferstrasse 9 has been in the possession of the Herzog family. Our guest house has been located in the buildings at Uferstrasse 10 and 11 since 2009.


Our guild and inn sign dates from the year 1767. It points to the many trades that used to be at work in our building. (Farriery, nail forging, coach building, shoemaking, hostelry, hospitality)


The first available alcohol license dates back to the year 1905 and is made out to Mr Clemens Moritz Herzog, the great-grandfather of Ms Kathrin Herzog, who has been running the restaurant since 1991 and the guest house since 2007.


Any mention of the Elbe nowadays must also include the floods of 2002. First of all, it is entirely normal for a river in central Europe to break its banks in the early part of the year.

The Elbe’s average flow is 322 cubic metres of water per second. When flooding, this can increase by ten to fifteen times. During the floods of August 2002, it rose to almost twenty times this amount!


Restaurant "Alte Schmiede" & "Zum Goldenen Anker" Meißen
Uferstraße 9 - 01662 Meißen
Proprietor: Kathrin Herzog

Tel.: (+49) 3521/457872

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