German Cuisine

If you want an adventure, you should include trying out German cuisine during your vacation. What could be so exciting than trying out new food? It would certainly complete the set of stories you will tell your friends when go back home.

While German cuisine is popularly about meat, you’d be surprised how varied it can be and quite exciting too.

Start with Breakfast

You could start with sausage. Why not, after all sausages is a very popular part of the German cuisine. Do you know that there are actually more than 1500 kinds of sausages in Germany?

If you want a typical breakfast in Germany, it’s actually as simple as bread with jam or marmalade. Then egg is usually a part as well as strong coffee or tea.

Where the German cuisine becomes unique is in the variety of cheeses that will be offered to you. You will also have a choice of deli meats such as salted hams, salami and other kinds of hams. You should also try the different kinds of meat-based spreads while in Germany.

Regional Specialties

Depending on your location in Germany, there are many different dishes to try out. For example, you can try the Dresdner Stollen while in the states Bremen, Thueringen, and the Saxonian states. You will love this holiday fruit cake especially if you have a sweet tooth.

You can also try another cake, the Blechkuchen. Then there’s Welfenspeise to try as well. It is a vanilla flavored dessert that has wine.

Among the specialties in Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig Holstein are Helgolander Krabbensalat and Soeier. You can also try a fruit soup, Rote Gruetze. If you like meat balls, you should try Bulletten.

More of German Cuisine

For side dishes, you have a choice between noodles and potatoes. While French fries may be safe, you should try the Spatzle.

Among the sausages, Bratwurst is a must try. Your trip to Germany would not be complete without trying it out. It is usually grilled or it could be cooked with beer or broth. With potatoes and sauerkraut, you will certainly enjoy Bratwurst.

Sauerkraut is actually finely sliced and fermented cabbage. It is a popular side dish which can be eaten either hot or cold.

If you like steak, Schwenker is the dish for you. It is a pork steak which is typically cooked with onions and other spices.

You can also try a dish of rabbit. It’s known as Hasenpfeffer, which is a wine or vinegar flavored stew.

Another dish you should order is the Saumagen. This is a dish made of spiced pork or beef cooked together with onions and carrots cooked inside a pig’s stomach.

Beer in Germany

German beer is sold everywhere. You would have a choice among many kinds of beers around the country.  Beers mixed with cola and other juices are also popular. You should at least try Radler a beer mixed with apple juice or lemonade