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The New International Encyclopædia/Auerbach's Keller

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.