This tavern (“schänke”) out in the Domholz forests near Schkeuditz and the Neue Luppe waterway is well worth a visit.
Back in the 19th century this was the site of a hunting lodge used by King Albert of Saxony. Today this historical tavern is a welcome destination for some refreshment and relaxation after exploring the area. There’s a full restaurant, café, and beer garden. There’s also a small pension with rooms for rent.
The surrounding forest is part of the Leipziger Auenwald (“floodplain forest”) and nature lovers will appreciate the location and the opportunity to relax a world away from the city. The forest and the tavern can be accessed via the Neue Luppe waterway or by Lützschenaer Straße (K6562) from the little town of Gundorf.
The Domholzschänke can be approached many ways by bike, by hiking, or by car. Check out Biking – Schkeuditz along the Neue Luppe for our recommended way to get here. If you drive there’s a car park accessed by the Wasserweg road which connects to the 186 road to Schkeuditz.
The Domholzschänke is open year-round and on Sunday’s too (reduced hours in winter).
[page content last updated July 2014]