Schwedenscheuer

Hauptstr. 71 / 1, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen

Phone: 0711 - 7978527

 

Mon - Fri: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm - midnight; Sat: 18:00 - 24:00 Uhr ; closed Sundays

  

www.schwedenscheuer.de

In the village-center of Echterdingen the timber-framed construction of the historical “Schwedenscheuer” towers above the surrounding roofs.

The moniker “Schwedenscheuer” means ‘Swedish barn’ and the story of the building goes like this: In the fall of 1634, during the “ThirtyYears’War”, the village was burnt down by the imperial troops. A wounded Swedish trooper was left behind by his comrades and nursed back to health by affectionate hand. Out of gratitude this Swede built the barn, and he did so in the manner of the barns in his faraway homeland: with a steep gambrel roof and a circular-arched gate.

For more than 300 years, the barn was used as part of a farm. When the agricultural enterprise finally was moved outside the village-limits, the barn and the surrounding buildings were left to rot until, in 1981, it was restored and transferred into a pub, the “Wirtshaus zur Schwedenscheuer”. Since 1991 the restaurant is owned and run by the Binanzer-family.

 

Today, the “Schwedenscheuer” is a renowned eatery with a cozy interior, specialized in fine cuisine with specialties from the area.