Germany can offer a great variety of traditional dishes, which are still prepared in the average family household, the German restaurants and at traditional festivals.
There are several regions in Germany, where you can find different dining and drinking cultures. The huge variety of German cuisines, and food and drink cultures are one of the best reasons to plan a private tour in Germany - and not only if you like sausages. Come on, what's the wurst it could be! Only some of them are: the German Coast, the New Federal States and Berlin, the South West, Bavaria and the Black Forest. These dining and drinking cultures change just as the dialects in the German language and the landscape change. The German menu reaches from special sea food in the north of Germany to more basic dishes in the south, which is known as a hearty cuisine. Some special and famous dishes are: goulash soup, brown bread, potato salad, dumplings and liver dumplings, deviled eggs, spaetzle cheese noodles, grilled bratwurst, Eisbein, hunter's stew, spit roasted baby pig, beef roast stewed with wine, Kaiserschmarrn, bee sting cake, old german muffins, apple strudel and Black Forest cake. All the traditional dishes are prepared with special ingredients from the agriculture around, which include hops (Germany is the second largest producer in the world), sugar beets, barley, wheat, potatoes, oats, rye and cabbage and carrots. A German tradition is to drink coffee and eat cake in the afternoon and all good german housewives will present coffee and homemade cakes to their guests.
German chefs are constantly improving their recipes, developing new creations and including innovative ideas to give delightful tastes. Next to the traditional cuisine you will also find an international menu.
Germany is famous for its drinking culture. You can find small and large beer breweries all over the country, where you can learn about the history of beer, how it is brewed and how all the different types of beer taste. Some types of beer are: Berliner Weisse, Alt, Bock, Koelsch, Lager, Weizenbier, Pils, black beer, diet beer, ice beer and a lot more.
But not only beer is a speciality of Germany, also German wines are very delightful and first quality wines. There are more than 800 special wines in Germany, among those are: Forster Pechstein Riesling, Michelsberg Riesling, Spaetburgunder Spaetlese, Weissburgunder Kabinett, Vielfalter Cuvee and Saulheimer Domherr Portugieser & Dornfelder.
Furthermore Germany produces sparkling wine and distilled spirits, like Asbach Uralt brandies.
Come and enjoy exploring the German cuisines on a private Germany tour made especially for you.