This landmark restaurant is enjoyed by local residents as well as our many visitors. Sometimes, all you really want is a simple, old-fashioned meal. The name “Ronneburg” comes from the medieval fortress in Hesse, Germany, bearing the same name, which sheltered the Amana ancestors during their religious persecution over 200 years ago. The historical Ronneburg Restaurant is located in an original communal kitchen until it opened as a restaurant in 1950, where thick plaster and brick walls complete the ambiance for your traditional family-style dining. Now, for over 60 years, the Ronneburg has been serving German and American dishes including Read more...
We’ve divided all of our shops into categories to make it easy for you to find what interests you.
You won’t find any mall stores in the Amana Colonies. It’s just not that kind of place. What you will find are small shops of all types that are owned by the Amana Society (the original settlers of the community) or mom and pop entrepreneurs that have a special focus. Many of the shops will carry some locally made products along with interesting things from far off places. If you are interested in locally made items make sure to ask the shop keeper to point them out.
If you have planned the entire day you can easily stroll the streets and pop in and out of shops but if you are on a tighter time frame grab an Amana Visitors Guide and map and plan your strategy to maximize your time.
The food shops will generally be sampling something so you’ll get to nibble a little bit. You’ll find a variety of tasty items made right here in the Colonies and some unique items imported. You might have guessed that German specialties are the favorite.