Now is the time to experience and enjoy the very best of Germany. While travel is on hold, why not indulge yourself with all things German – from the comfort of your own home.
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Scroll down to where we have put together a list of activities that will get your imagination into gear: from testing your knowledge to tasting the results of our easy to follow German recipes. For a quieter minute, you can also sit back while listening to our music and lose yourself in the sounds of Beethoven and Co. Who says you can’t “dream now and visit later”?
While you can´t visit, we are bringing Germany home to you.
How much do you know about Germany? To find out, now is the time to challenge yourself and give our quiz a go. And if you are into German music, check out our exclusive playlists. On offer are folk or the classics, German rock & pop and techno for the truly dedicated followers. To test your Masterchef skills you may also dabble with our classic regional recipes.
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'Printen' is a special type of gingerbread cake from Aachen in North-Rhine Westphalia. As well as the original, you can also make 'Printen' variations topped with nuts, almonds, chocolate or glazed icing sugar, a treat for everyone.
'Altmärkische Hochzeitssuppe' from Saxony-Anhalt is regarded as the foundation for a happy marriage. This soup is based on a clear meat broth, flavoured with dumplings, egg garnish and asparagus for the perfect taste experience.
Authentic Semmelknödel (Bread Dumplings) are a true favourite in Bavaria. Drenched in gravy they are without doubt pure heaven. With little ingredients required, Semmelknödel are a great way to use up any unused crusty bread or rolls that are a few days old.
Across eastern Germany potato soups really come into their own during the colder months of the year. However, the Berliner version of the Kartoffelsuppe is so delicious and easy to make that it can be a joy to eat all year round.
Pears are indisputably the most important ingredient in the Havelland region in Brandenburg. One particular delicacy is the sumptuous 'Birnentorte', a layered pear cake that can be found in many different and delicious variations.
Freshly caught young herring from the Baltic Sea is pickled in a mild sour marinade to preserve it and keep it tender and juicy for longer. 'Bismarckhering' is one of the best known specialities from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
In the town of Bremerhaven, situated directly by the North Sea, the 'Bremerhavener Fischsuppe', is a popular dish. This tasty treat is made with fillet of saltwater fish, such as redfish or pollack and is enjoyed in the state of Bremen in both summer and winter.
'Dibbelabbes' with apple puree is a familiar dish among all age groups in the Saarland area. Made from potatoes, onions, dried meat and eggs, this Saarland speciality is baked in a large roasting tray for a delicious and hearty meal that is a real treat for everyone.
'Dresdner Christstollen' is a real masterpiece of German baking tradition and possibly the most famous Christmas pastry in the world. This Saxon speciality is made with flour, yeast, butter dried fruits and for a white dusting, icing sugar.
In Hesse, green sauce – 'Grie Soß' in the local dialect – is so famous and held in such great affection that it even has its own monument and festival! The essential ingredients in this regional speciality are seven specific herbs that grow in Hesse.
The arrival of spring and the white asparagus season is an eagerly anticipated time in Germany. You can enjoy this delicious white vegetable, traditionally cultivated in Lower Saxony, up until the end of June. This healthy and classy delicacy is also known as the "royal vegetable".
'Pannfisch' is a very traditional meal that can be found everywhere in Hamburg. To make this dish, use fresh fillet fish, fry in a 'Pann' - the Low German word for 'frying pan' - and serve with fried potatoes and a mustard sauce.
'Pfälzer Saumagen' is a much-loved dish in Rhineland-Palatinate made with pork, potatoes, sauerkraut and mushrooms. Formerly associated with the poor, this dish has now developed into nouvelle cuisine.
'Holsteiner Katenschinken' cured ham is a real delicacy in Northern Germany and is traditionally enjoyed with the typical summer dish of 'Schnüüsch' - a soup made from fresh vegetables, such as carrots, beans and kohlrabi, picked straight from the garden.
Without doubt, Baden-Württemberg's culinary speciality is Swabian 'Maultaschen', a large ravioli-style pasta dish that is filled with pork, onions and parsley and is either cooked in a broth or fried in a pan with butter or served on a burger for a modern twist.
First enjoyed over 600 years ago, 'Thüringer Bratwurst' is still a popular treat among all age groups. Only premium pork and beef from Thuringia are used as ingredients, and depending on the region, this traditional dish is seasoned with marjoram, caraway seeds, garlic, salt and pepper.
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