The Ultimate German Food Trail
Germany is characterized by unique flavors. Even though the north and the south differ in their offerings, they work on the same philosophy – a riot of flavors. Every few kilometers that you move around the country, the cuisine, the offerings and the specialties change. On the one hand, the northern part is focused on fish dishes, but on the other hand, the southern perimeter is known for its meat offerings. If the country retains its traditional recipes and flavors, it also does not hesitate to experiment with new flavors, recreate the classics and engage in new trends. Most often, the country is mistaken for a very reserved palace. Breaking the myth, here are five things you must try to experience the German Food Trail:
Elba is also known for its cultural richness – for the Frauenkirche, the Green Vault or the Dresden Zwinger Museum. However, it is also home to a delicacy known far beyond the country’s borders – stolen. This buttery raisin cake is a Christmas favorite and epitomizes the festive spirit like no other treat. An important part of cultural history, the dish also comes with a personal touch with each baker using their own secret recipe. A real Dresden Stollen, however, must meet a series of strict criteria regarding origins and ingredients.
Chocolates from Lusatia
Located near the Polish border, the Lusatian Lakes are known for their varied and enchanting landscapes. But the culinary expert in you should seek out true chocolatier craftsmanship here – at Confiserie Felicitas, whose roots stretch as far as Belgium. In order to get a real taste and a unique experience, visit the Felicitas workshop here and discover the best chocolates in different forms.
Fancy a fresh Riesling, a classic Pinot Noir or a trendy Sauvignon Blanc? Stuttgart in Germany is where these wines have a long tradition with 17 young winegrowers carrying on their family heritage. By not only expanding existing grape varieties and vintages, but also experimenting with new trends, these winemakers are transforming the wine scene. With over 4,000 hectares of vineyards, Stuttgart is Germany’s largest wine region and the only city to have its own vineyard in the city center. While here one can take romantic wine tours, savor a glass of fine wine and enjoy the events and live music.
Located in northeastern Germany, where the Baltic Sea meets land, Stralsund has a thousand-year-old German brewing culture. For more than 8 centuries, people have been brewing special varieties of beer keeping in mind the traditional values and original recipes of hop specialties. These beers were also exported around the world by sea as early as the 13th century. While here one can witness the rustic charm, experience centuries-old traditions – all while cherishing a glass (or two) of world-class beer.
Mainz market breakfast
Part of the farmer’s market here, the Mainz Market breakfast truly appeals to all the senses. With seasonal products and regional specialties, you can taste them on the spot or bring them home, in any case it’s value for money. For those looking to try Mainz cuisine or hospitality, this is it. The delicacies here come from the Rhineland-Palatinate region and can be tasted every Saturday from March to November. Another interesting aspect here? You can buy wine directly from the winemakers.
This is a sponsored article in collaboration with the German National Tourist Board, India.