Monday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 11 pm; Sunday: 10:30 am – 11 pm
The Unterschweinstiege is located directly adjacent to Frankfurt’s Stadtwald in an old forester’s house dating back more than 230 years. The traditional Frankfurt cosiness combined with the historic walls creates a unique atmosphere. It is our pleasure to welcome you to this special place. Come, be our guest and let us spoil you.
In the 14th century and for a long time afterwards, Frankfurt’s city forest was used much more for grazing than for timber. In the autumn months, pigs were driven out into the forest to forage for acorns and beechnuts.
On 30 May 1781, the city’s forestry office decided to build a stone piggery in the lower forest, hence the name of our restaurant: Unterschweinstiege, originally just a piggery for the pigs that would be driven into the forest to forage for tree nuts.
Eventually, a house was built next to the piggery for the forester, who later acquired a concession to run an inn out here. That inn is the predecessor of our current restaurant, the Unterschweinstiege.