The Rodensteiner house is a listed building in the center of the independent city of Eisenach in Thuringia . The building with the address Georgenstrasse 2 is on the northwest corner of the Eisenach market square at the intersection of Georgenstrasse and Badergasse.
The structural origins of the building go back to the Middle Ages. The cellar vaults as the oldest preserved components of the house date from this time. The front building in its present form was built in the first half of the 17th century. For a long time the building was used as a "Zum Rodensteiner" wine tavern. The name goes back to a knight named Rodenstein. At times the restaurant was operated jointly with the neighboring Hotel Rautenkranz . After the wine bar was closed in the middle of the twentieth century, the building was used as a residential and commercial building. It was renovated and redesigned several times. In 1937 the half-timbered facade was exposed; a comprehensive renovation of the building took place from 1996 to 1998. Today there is a bookstore in the rooms on the ground floor. Two images of the Eisenach city originals Henner and Frieder , which were first drawn in 1928 by the Eisenach cartoonist Paul Hempe and were symbols of the Eisenach summer win for many years, are attached above the side entrance of the building .
The writer Joachim Ringelnatz stayed frequently in Eisenach from 1913 and the Rodensteiner bar served him as his regular pub during this time. He mentioned it in his poem Kuttel Daddeldu inland and, according to his autobiography, left his name on the wall of the wine bar when he visited in 1918.
- board at the house
- Jens Zlotowicz: Ringelnatz left his mark on Eisenach , Thüringische Landeszeitung, October 25, 2015