Whether you want to go wine tasting, tour one of Germany`s many breweries, or go out for a traditional meal or fine dining, culinary highlights in every region make Germany the perfect destination for food lovers. Dive into Germany’s authentic cuisine and experience a variety of dishes and drinks.
Germany’s great diversity as a travel destination is matched by its recipes and the local ingredients you can try during your visit.
From north to south, a multitude of recipes has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Every region has its own culinary specialty. In the North, you can sample the typical Bremer Klaben or the famous Mecklenburger fish pan. In the Alpine region, you should try Thuringian Klöse – and these are just a few of our special foods!
There’s something special about the places where German wines are made. Pampered by the climate, noble wines feel at home in the rich soils of the 13 wine growing areas.
A special adventure awaits you when you embark on a wine tour along the Moselle. Here you’ll see some of the steepest vineyards in Europe. For another exciting wine adventure, head to the Rhineland Palatinate region and follow the oldest wine route in Germany. Be sure to include the largest and oldest wine-growing region, Rhine-Hess. Grape varieties such as riesling, pinot blanc, and pinot gris grow here.
The favorite German alcoholic beverage? That can only be beer.
Around 5,000 different beers provide plenty of variety. They are produced in roughly 1,300 breweries in Germany, over half of which are in the southern German state of Bavaria. This diversity is unique in the world.
Similar ingredients, yet incredibly diverse regional beer varieties: In Bavaria, you can find traditional wheat beer, which is almost fruity in taste. In western Germany, many people enjoy drinking altbier, which has a distinctive dark malt color, but the most famous one remains the classic pilsner, which is characterized by its light color and strong flavor of hops.
Visit Germany and taste your way through different types of bread, baked goods, and different versions of the famous.
With 3000 different breads and baked goods shaped by regional characteristics, and climatic and geographical conditions, Germany has broken a world record that is now part of Germany’s intangible cultural heritage. Explore the diversity of baked delights, from various breads and the world-famous pretzel to sweet delights such as Hamburger Franzbrötchen or the famous Dresdner stollen.
Just to let you know, Dresdner Christstollen is loaded with butter and raisins and is a delicacy at Christmas time. The Christollen baking tradition is centuries old and strictly protected. Only 120 bakers from Dresden are authorized to produce this pastry and mark it with the golden quality seal.