Embark upon a culinary voyage of discovery through Germany's beautiful regions and districts. You will be amazed at the variety of delicious specialities and taste sensations.
It can be found in every region of Germany: cuisine with local roots and recipes passed down through the generations. Between the sea and the mountains, no two places in Germany are ever alike. Visitors travelling through the country will see the same applies for its wonderfully tasty and varied cuisine. Traditional cuisine is heavily influenced by the seasons here. And it's no wonder why: Germans have always cooked with regionally sourced ingredients grown in local fields and offered up by nature. Sustainability has long been a matter of the heart here. The ingredients are predominantly sourced locally and increasingly purchased from organic farms. You can taste the difference. Each region can also recount the history of its own cuisine, no matter whether it's northern German Labskaus (a one-dish meal made with mashed potatoes, corned beef, and beets), the Saxon Christstollen Christmas fruit bread, Grüne Soße (green sauce) from Hesse or Obatzda, a Bavarian cheese delicacy. It's really easy for visitors to get a taste of this wonderfully traditional and down-to-earth cuisine, as almost all rustic pubs, restaurants, inns and traditional eateries feature these dishes on their menus. In many places, there are even secret competitions to see who's the best at making these traditional dishes. Visitors love the fact that Germany can be explored not just with the eyes but with the taste buds, too!