The New International Encyclopædia/Auerbach's Keller
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|Edition of 1905. See also Auerbachs Keller and Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.|
AUERBACH'S KEL'LER. A Leipzig wine-cellar and tavern, which occupies much the same place in the hearts of Goethe-lovers that the London ‘Cheshire Cheese’ holds in the hearts of the admirers of Dr. Johnson. It is associated with the early life of the German poet, who in his student days was a regular habitué of it, and is supposed to be the original of the tavern scene in the drama of Faust.