• Castrop-Rauxel - Culinary insider tips - October 2015
  • Castrop-Rauxel - Culinary insider tips - October 2015
  • Castrop-Rauxel - Culinary insider tips - October 2015
  • Castrop-Rauxel - Kulinarische Insider-Tipps - October 2015
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Culinary insider tips: Castrop-Rauxel – A culinary declaration of love

Quiet and idyllic yet at the centre of it all. Is Castrop-Rauxel in Germany a real place? Or is it just a funny name? There’s just one answer: You bet it exists! This former mining city in north-western Germany’s Ruhr area is slowly emerging as a champion of fine cuisine, so let’s have a look starting right at our own doorstep!

Restaurant Goldschmieding with rose garden terrace

At Restaurant Goldschmieding, a historic manor house dating to the 12th century, the day starts with an extensive breakfast – served on the terrace during the summer months. Our tip: ask for Gudrun, she’s been with Goldschmieding for years and always has an interesting story to tell. On warm days, restaurant manager Tobias and chef de cuisine Jan look forward to treating guests to a delicious barbecue outdoors. All this makes Goldschmieding THE green oasis in the middle of the Ruhr region. In the evening, restaurant patrons will enjoy local specialities with international influences, served in a casual atmosphere in front of North Rhine-Westphalia’s oldest sandstone fireplace from the year 1597.

Castrop-Rauxel - Culinary insider tips - October 2015
Romantic fireplace room at the restaurant Goldschmieding.

Every first Friday of the month, when the civil registry office moves into the manor house, you can even tie the knot here for life.

Castrop-Rauxel - Culinary insider tips - October 2015
Our favourite wedding location.

But let’s go for a stroll along the beautiful tree-lined avenue and see what else Castrop-Rauxel has to offer.

French flair at Restaurant 1910

“Vive la France” comes to mind when you stand in front of 1910. The recently opened brasserie serves specialty coffees, fresh pastries and a unique menu. The historic two-storey building – dating to the year 1910 – offers enjoyable views of Castrop’s lively market square.

Castrop-Rauxel - Culinary insider tips - October 2015
Delicious burger from the restaurant 1910.

Chianti and amore at Ristorante Martins

Leaving France behind us, we travel on to Italy. Set off a bit from the main street, in a little timber-frame house, we are greeted by Pina and her team at Ristorante Martins. Here you’ll find the finest Italian cuisine in town – and if it’s not on the large menu, they’ll whip it up for you on the spot. During the summer, the terrace offers a secluded place in which to enjoy your stay late into the night with a good glass of Chianti.

Outdoor pool à la carte

A newcomer, but already well-established on the scene, is the former open-air pool Parkbad Süd in the city park. The à-la-carte restaurant serves Mediterranean delicacies in a beach atmosphere. Chef de cuisine Rainer has cooked for the German Football Association and knows how to anticipate his guests’ every wish.

Castrop-Rauxel - Kulinarische Insider-Tipps - October 2015
Á la carte delicacies from the restaurant Parkbad Süd.

‘Altherrengedeck’ at Kulisse

For a nightcap, we head to the living room atmosphere of Kulisse in the old town centre. The down-to-earth pub atmosphere is perfect for ending the day on a relaxed note. Our recommendation: a shot and a beer – the so called ‘Altherrengedeck’.

Castrop-Rauxel clearly has a few things to offer… so come and see for yourself!

Two hearts are beating in Mareike’s chest: one for the mountains and one for the sea. That’s why she chose to live “in the middle”! She loves diving and all sorts of water sports. And – what a surprise – she is a passionate traveller. “Once a year, you should go someplace you have never been before!” This quote describes Mareike perfectly!

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