The Museum Restaurant with Roman flair

Opening hours

March through October daily except Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm
November, December, February: daily except Mondays from 12 am to 4 pm

Open when public holidays in Hessen fall on a Monday.

Closed: January (Annual Holiday) as well as 24. and 31. December

The Taberna is located inside the fort. Since it is part of the museum, it may only be visited by those who pay admission.

Indoor seating for 50 persons, patio seating for 120 persons.

Informations for groups

Taberna by day
We have special offers for pre-reserved groups (Coach tours / student groups). Please be sure to make your reservation well in advance.

Information and reservations:
Mr. Sami Xhaferi (Leaseholder)
Phone: +49 (0) 6175 / 79 71 25

Taberna by night
In the evening, the Taberna provides a stylish setting for private parties and corporate events. With advance reservations, groups of approximately 20 – 50 persons can enjoy the Fort’s special evening ambience after museum opening hours. The museum’s staff will tailor a cultural program to your guests’ interests, while the Taberna-Team will spoil you with excellent and unique culinary arrangements. This also applies to celebrations in the function rooms in the Museum’s Fabrica building (for up to 120 persons).

Information and reservations
Saalburg’s Tours and Event Services
Phone: +49 (0) 6175/9374-20 (Mrs. Krieger) or /9374-0 (main office)
Fax: +49 (0) 6175/9374-11

Want to dine like a Roman?

On our menu, you’ll find dishes from the Roman kitchen. How about a sip of “Mulsum,” the honey-flavoured wine, or a spicy bite of “Moretum,” the Romans’ herb cheese? Or why not try one of our dishes cooked according to traditional recipes: Roman Stew, Lucanian Sausages – either air-dried or grilled. Pork Fricassee with Apricots is very popular, as is our Parthian Chicken. Ask about our daily specials. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the taste of Rome.

Menue TABERNA in German (PDF)

Roman Culture – a multi-sensory experience

Along with the soldiers, Roman culture and lifestyle arrived in the Taunus around 2,000 years ago. Even here, on the frontier of the Roman Empire, there was no need to do without culinary luxuries. Wine from the South, oysters from the North Sea, Spanish fish sauce, North African dates – all this and much more was part of the Roman soldier’s diet.

At the Saalburg, the original Limes fort and archaeological museum rebuilt by Kaiser Wilhelm II, visitors can not only learn interesting facts about our history, but also experience the culture and daily life of the Romans.

Would you like to enjoy a bit of Roman hospitality today? Then why not take a short break during your tour of the fort. Our Museum Café Taberna extends you a cordial invitation. Here, you can experience the ambiance of a Roman restaurant. Fittings reconstructed according to ancient models, such as the stove, pantry, shelving and doors, give the impression of a Roman dining room. The furniture evokes the Roman period and the walls are decorated with scenes from Roman daily life. Weather permitting, you can enjoy your meal on the terrace in the park.