Fodor's Expert Review Café Knösel

$ Heidelberg Café Fodor's Choice

Heidelberg's oldest (1863) coffeehouse has always been a popular meeting place for students and professors, and offers traditional Swabian food, pastries, and ambience. A historic change is that the café no longer produces 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.

Café Historical Lively Lunch Dinner Coffee Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Haspelg. 20
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg  69117, Germany

- 06221 - 727–2754

Known For:
  • Fresh-baked pastries
  • Cheese platters
  • Varieties of coffees and hot chocolate

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