In 1919 the most beautiful and oldest wine bar in Hamburg was founded, Die Traube. It took a total of 6 years, until 1925, for the wood carvings on the ground floor to be developed. My grandfather has also enjoyed one or two glasses of wine here back in 1951 and now we have made it our joint tradition. The second floor is dominated by candlelight and a more contemporary decor. There is a nice separee for couples (table 25) and the French chef is often seen. Reservations can only be made for the upper floor. Don’t jump to hasty conclusions when you see the facade with a huge grape sling hanging over the entrance. Old fashioned rocks!
You can choose from 250 different bottled wines in perfect harmony with one of their hearty French cuisine dishes, a holistic culinary selection. Be warned about the size of the portions, it’s not for cavemen! In harmony to the concept, jazz and classical music or chansons will put you in a tasteful mood. For me it’s enjoyment, relaxation and a piece of culture.
The owner Karin Wege, a born Rhinelander, has become the wine queen of Altona, she also owns a small group of companies: Die Traube, Blaue Blume, Weinberg – all somehow within walking distance. The Weinberg is my second favorite and an alternative for younger wine drinkers.
Please, support the German wines, they are unexpectedly surprising!
Afterwards I recommend a digestive walk to the Altonaer Balkon to enjoy the stunning outlook over the Elbe.