Germany: Food & Drink
Cuisine in Germany is often very hearty due to the country’s northern position and it is centred around meat with pork being the most popular. Due to the size of the country, there are various regional specialities found throughout the country. Dishes in Germany are rarely hot and spicy, instead, they are flavoured with herbs like parsley, thyme and black pepper.
Popular dishes include:
Sausage: There are more than 1,500 different types of sausage found in Germany. Bratwurst, made with veal, is fried and eaten with a roll and is the most popular.
Bratkartoffein: This dish consists of fried potatoes served with diced bacon and onions. It can be found throughout the country.
Sauerkraut: A famous German accompaniment, sauerkraut is fermented shredded cabbage.
Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte: The name of this dish translates to black forest cherry torte. It consists of several layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries in between. Chocolate shavings, more whipped cream and cherries are added on top.
Schweinebraten: This dish is a pork roast that is served with sauce and dumplings.
Coffee is a very popular drink served in Germany and it is not only restricted to mornings, people often drink it with their desserts. Beer is another drink that is commonly associated with Germany. It has been said that there are more than 5,000 varieties found within the country and there are many local and regional breweries. A pale lager pilsner is the most popular type of beer. Wine is also popular with the best known white wines being Riesling and Silvaner and the best red wines are Spätburgunder and Dornfelder. There are hundreds of varieties of schnapps available while distinctly German drinks include Ebbelwoi, an apple wine and Kirschwassa, a cherry spirit.
Things to know:
It is standard to tip 10% in restaurants and bars and to taxi drivers.
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