The Alsatian Winstub between the Cathedral and the pier for boat rides of Strasbourg
Enter in a five century old restaurant !
In 1934, a winemaker bought the place and turns it into a tavern. The name "Pfifferbriader" evokes Alsatian "Tundra Brothers" or "Flute Player".
Indeed, in the Middle Ages, storytellers, entertainers, jugglers and singers roam from town to town in Alsace to flaunt their talent during the festivities and lordly meals.
One of these low buildings remained, mostly frequented by nobles of the region, who came to buy wine and brought them bread to eat it.
The Winstub is on two floors and can accommodate 90 guests. A terrace of 95 seats although quiet on the pedestrian square allows to enjoy a good meal and a breathtaking view of the Cathedral.
The atmosphere is warm and authentic with its wooden tables dressed with typical Alsatian "kelsch" tablecloth, complemented by traditional decorative items.
The rustical ambiance is assured with low ceilings and exposed beams.
The stained-glass windows represent the life of the three iconic wineries and castles of Ribeauvillé.
The Pfifferbriader or "Pfiff" as it is called by “close friends”, embodies the soul of Winstubs.