Food Lover's Guide to Germany

sausages and cheese

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Some people travel to Germany for the sights and cities, others concentrate on exploring German food. If you are a foodie and about to embark on a culinary journey through Germany, here are some articles that will help you plan your German food travels. From German food markets, and beer gardens, to wine festivals, food museums, and of course, mouthwatering German restaurants, here is the best of Germany’s varied cuisine.

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Where to Eat in Germany

restaurant interior
Margaux Berlin

Looking for great restaurants in Germany and local dining tips? Germany is famous for its hearty and regional dishes, but it also offers exquisite vegetarian and international cuisine. Read our food articles and restaurant reviews to find out where to get good German food, no matter what your budget is.

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The Many Tastes of German Beer

Beer Garden in Berlin
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Want a true taste of German culture and cuisine? Then explore Germany’s rich history of century-old beer making. There are many ways to educate yourself in German beer culture, and all of them are a great time! From brewery tours, and beer gardens, to beer museums and Oktoberfest, here is where German beer tastes the best.

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Germany for Wine Lovers

Wine Tavern Sign along the German Wine Road
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When you think of German wines, what comes to mind first? The sweet and cheap Liebfraumilch? Think again - in the last years, wines from Germany, especially fine Rieslings, enjoyed a boom and today, wine connoisseurs from all over the world praise the German grape.

Germany has 13 wine growing regions, most of them concentrated in the west and southwest, making it the 8th largest wine-producing country in the world. The largest German wine growing region is Rheinhessen (Rhenish Hesse), followed by the Pfalz (Palatinate). Due to Germany's climate and its vineyards, which are some of the most northernmost in the world, the majority of German wines are white; some of the best ones are Riesling and Müller-Thurgau, both whites, as well as the red and elegant Spätburgunder (German for Pinot Noir) and the full-bodied Dornfelder.

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Germany's Food Markets

Market stalls on Rebstockplatz square
GNTB/Jochen Keute

A stroll over a German food Markt is a feast for all senses; you can smell, taste and buy fresh and regional vegetables and fruits, flowers, meats and sausages, breads, and pastries. Most German cities, big and small, hold a farmer’s market every Saturday morning at the Marktplatz (market square); some cities have two or three markets during the week.

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