"Red Ox Inn"

Inn with over 300 years of tradition in Heidelberg

Historic student pub

In 6th generation owned by the Spengel family

Enjoy traditionally in a special atmosphere!

Our food is traditional – our recipes are familiar

Cosiness & history

An ambience like no other in Heidelberg

"Hospitality" we take literally!

Come over, see for yourself – be our guest


We have something for every taste

Good to see you here


You reached the homepage of one of Heidelberg’s oldest and most traditional student pubs. Our house was built in 1703 and is owned by the Spengel-family for more than 180 years. Enjoy good german-style food at your stay in our historical building,with music from the piano man. Have a meal and a glas ‘Heidelberger Pils’ or a ‘Schoppen’ of wine. Our famous piano players starting to play at 7:30pm every day.
Sincerely yours, Anne and Philipp Spengel
and the team of the red ox inn
Sincerely yours, Anne and Philipp Spengel and the team of the red ox inn

Our Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday
from 5pm (Terrace and inside the Red Ox Inn)
Our famous piano players play every Saturday evenening!
We are closed on sundays!

We will be on vacation from the 17th till the 24th of August 2020.

Since June we also offer some seats outside the Inn with a beautiful view of the famous heidelberg castle.

We are happy to open our restaurant by arrangement for larger groups at noon. Also open on Sundays and public holidays and by appointment outside these times.


We look forward to your reservation:

+49 6221 20977