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Café Knösel

  • Haspelg. 20 Map It
  • Heidelberg
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Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

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

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Website: www.cafek-hd.de

Published 04/24/2016


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