For 16 years, Günther and Irene Krause owned and operated the original Zur Kate, located in Hamburg, Germany and then managed the Thalia State Theatre Restaurant for the City of Hamburg for 6 years. While in Germany, Günther earned his certificate as a butcher and Irene trained under the famous Herr Keimer to develop her culinary skills. In the fall of 1983, the Krauses came to Arizona from Hamburg to open the current Zur Kate German Restaurant.Zur Kate attempts to recreate the “gasthaus” atmosphere of gemütlichkeit so common in Germany. Here, one is a friend when they come through the door. Your food is prepared to order to insure freshness. Sit back and enjoy yourself or visit with your neighbor.