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AddressSchweizer Str. 105
Number of seats
Restaurant: 120 seats
Since 2003 the "Kartoffel-Kiste" is co-owner of the privat brewery Meierhof, the smallest brewery in Weserbergland/North Rhrine-Westphalia. It is an union of over 60 innkeepers, who want to keep the old brewery traditions alive and thereby get away from the massproduct industrial beer. Here hand-made natural and filtered beer speicialities made, following old recipies in accordance with the German reinheitsgebot from 1516. In Duisburg this brewery seeling only excists at "Kartoffel-Kiste". Since 2007 the beer specialities are brewed according to the strict EU-organic-principles. These "Bio-Beers" from the Meierhof Wirtebrauerei are not pasteurized and renounce any kind of artificial preservation.
Monday: day of rest
Tuesday till Sunday: open from 5pm
Sunday and on public holidays also open from noon - 2.30pm
Kitchen opening hours: 5pm - 10pm
Restaurant Brief description
Lower Rhine hospitality since 1770
Welcome to time-honoured land. This is the place where the farrier "Henrich Pottmann" from the "Ratsdorf Duissern" built the very first house as the first settler in the Duisserner Heide in 1770. During the same year twelve familie from Hessen-Darmstadt settled the Duisburgerheide at the Lower Rhine due to the colonial attempts of Frederick the Great.
The Pottmannsche' estate is a place of lower Rhine hospitaltiy since 1770 and according to the city archive the oldest restaurant in Duisburg. Have a look around: the timber framework and the supporting beams date back to the old times. Make yourself comfortable in this cosy, listed house of our ancestors. This property is one of the few evidences of older times on this town. And today you can enjoy Lower Rhenish savoury potato dished here.
You may want to know why we picked this unusual name "Kartoffel-Kiste", right? Well, at this restaurant the potato takes pride of place among the dishes. True to the motto: the potato belongs on the table, not in the cellar!
A historical fact about the potato: Did you know that Frederick the Great brought the potato to us? A cheer for this! He did not spare no effort to convince the stubborn Westphalian farmers how important the cultivation of potatoes during the terrible years of war, was.
An anecdote says that the old Frederick, when the farmers did not want to listen, let someone give him a bottle. "This is potato schnaps, people" his majesty said and passed the bottle around. That was the moment when Frederick won.
The farmers licked their lips and decided to start cultivating the potato. And as you can not only make schnaps from the tubers, most of them ended up in pans and pots. Here, dear guests, you can also enjoy potato spirirt, as well as savoury potato dished with a cold beer.
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