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We welcome you to Em Altertümche. Try our good bourgeois cuisine and let yourself be enchanted by our classic ambience. With our team in the kitchen and the friendly service we are completely at your pleasure. We give everything to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible. Do you have a special request? Feel free to contact us!

Petra und Jupp Engelman, Em Altertümche
Deutsches Restaurant Köln, Em AltertümcheRestaurant Köln, Em Altertümche

"Our philosophy is very simple, We want you as a regular guest"

Em Altertümche

The welcoming restaurant in the heart of Cologne. Nomen est omen is what the old Latin would say. Altertümchen, because that's exactly what has been built here. In the knights' hall (up to 50 persons) you sit partly on legacies of the Romans. The remains of Roman buildings were found here and integrated into the furnishings. Of course, everything has been archaeologically registered. The fountain is in operation when it rains, it is filled by rainwater. Diverse stove plates and doors, old tiles and the other antiquities (Altertümchen) are waiting to be explored. They have been in the house for generations and must not be removed during renovations.


Enjoy good bourgeois cuisine in Cologne

 In the restaurant Em Altertümche you should eat, drink and feel good, and that quaint, hearty and whimsical. We attach great importance to fresh food as well as traditional and regional dishes. Depending on the season we adapt our Menu individually, with us you can look forward to a home-style cooking as well as dishes from all over the world. On our menu you will find various dishes, appetizers and desserts, for every taste our kitchen offers something.

We are here for you!

Our team always welcomes you with a smile during our opening hours and is happy to be at your side with advice and assistance.


Our opening hours

Monday to Friday
from 12pm



12pm to 2pm
6pm to 9pm


Saturday and Sunday closed.

Saturday only by appointment, please contact us.

Sundays - and Holidays closed.

Bilder unseres Restaurant, Deutsches Restaurant Köln, Em Altertümche

Varied lunch menu

- simply delicious, simply good

From 12 to 2 pm., a varied lunch menu awaits you at the Em Altertümche restaurant in Cologne. In your well-deserved lunch break you should be able to rest and relax. Sometimes a real classic, sometimes special specialties: Fresh ingredients combined with a lot of heart and passion bring varied dishes to the table in the restaurant Em Altertümche.

To the lunch menu

Our evening menu

- for you only the best from our kitchen

Here the chef cooks personally - she always comes up with something new to spoil you culinary. Of course, you can rely on fresh ingredients and a home-style cuisine. But also small delicacies are available in the restaurant Em Altertümche. Maybe you want to have a quick meal with your colleagues after work, or enjoy a delicious dinner with your family? Or should it be a cozy meal for two, where good home cooking may not be missing? In any case, the Restaurant Em Altertümche is the right place for you.

To the evening menu

Dear visitors and friends of the Kölner Klutengarde von 1908 e.V.

If you should be interested in togetherness and camaraderie, please stop in. At each 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm, meet the Kölner -Klutengarde von 1908 e.V. Em Altertümche. They are looking forward to many new faces and exciting conversations. Be there!

Deutsches Restaurant Köln, Kölner -Klutengarde von 1908 e.V.
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"Good cooking is the foundation of all happiness."

(Auguste Escoffier)


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