Opening Hours

Mo: 17 – 22 o’clock
Tuesday: Rest day
We-Sa: 17 – 22 o’clock
Su & Holidays: 12 – 22 o’clock

About us


Are you looking for a fitting space to bring your whole family, host a party or corporate function?
Or would you simply like to spend a cosy evening with your friends?

If so, then the Restaurant Im Bitzhof is just the right place!

You’ll find us in the middle of the Groov nature reserve in Köln-Porz-Zündorf. Our restaurant is located in a heritage-protected half-timber house with a quaint rustic barn floor and a modern main building. Both are connected to a small, very beautifully designed interior courtyard, where you’re welcome to dine in fine weather.

The menu at Bitzhof is inspired by contemporary German cuisine and stands out with its use of bright, fresh ingredients and natural flavours. Diverse offerings as well as seasonal highlights mean guests are spoilt for choice with a wide range of options.

We look forward to your visit and hope you enjoy your time with us!

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History


The Bitzhof is one of the oldest houses in Zündorf, first mentioned back in the days when Zündorf was still known as Zudendorp. In 1337, Gerhard von Waldenburg enfeoffed the house to a man from Weinsberg. On July 13, 1392, the Bitzhof was given to a Cologne monastery, St. Severin, as a gift from Wilhelm von Berg, his wife Anna von Bayern and their four sons. The monastery continued to own Bitzhof until secularisation in 1803. In addition to the buildings, courtyards and foundations, rights of patronage were also given to the new owners of Bitzhof in the form of a deed with five seals. Back in those days, pastors were not paid very well and they often lived off the levies collected from their parishioners. The region surrounding St Michael’s Church was formerly the cultural centre of Zündorf and the house below the Widenhof (earlier Ludwig) was the first schoolhouse in the area, and the Bitzhof the largest courtyard.

Why Bitzhof?

An orchard or a willow was sometimes also known as a Bitz. There was also believed to be an alley called Bitzgasse, and underneath the Groov was an orchard called Augusteins Bitz. In any case, in 1854 the entire Keimerstraße (also at that time the main street) was still known as Bitzgasse.

Why is the former Bitzgasse now called Burgweg?

Until 1930, the Schifferburg, a relatively large inn where mariners and ship loaders once quenched their thirst, stood in almost the same location as the Kriegerdenkmal. It is historically well known that in order to evade the Kölner Stapelrechtes when unloading ships, the wares were transported through the Bergisches Land to Monheim and loaded into the ships again.

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