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Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Restaurants

Café Knösel

  • Haspelg. 20 Map It
  • Heidelberg
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Updated 11/15/2013

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Heidelberg's oldest (1863) coffeehouse has always been a popular meeting place for students and professors, and offers traditional Schwabian food, pastries and ambiance. A historic change is that café no longer is producing café founder Fridolin Knösel's Heidelberger Studentenkuss. This iconic "student kiss" is a chocolate wrapped in paper showing two sets of touching lips—an acceptable way for 19th-century students to "exchange kisses" in public. They are now being sold exclusively in Knösel Chocolatier, a small, charming shop, owned by the Knösel family, just down the street.

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Haspelg. 20, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, 69117, Germany

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Updated 11/15/2013


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