Germany's chefs are world-famous – and love sharing their knowledge. Watch culinary artists, from chocolatiers to masterchefs, at work, and taste select wines from some of the country's best estates.
If you are eager to learn how to handle choice meats or prepare traditional Bavarian dishes in a tempting and inspiring atmosphere, you can sign up for cooking courses at Genusswerkstatt Überfahrt at Lake Tegernsee. Michelin-starred chef Christian Jürgens and Executive chef Walter Leufen will let you in on their culinary secrets. Perfect for exclusive groups is the all-day Premium Cooking Class, which begins with casting for fish at the nearby fishery and ends with indulging in your freshly cooked dinner.
The Weingut am Stein winery is nestled on the side of the most famous Franconian vineyard, the Würzburger Stein. There, on a guided tour or an exclusive tour through the wine cellar, you can enjoy the expertise of the vintners while wandering through the long-established vineyard. As you walk down the staircase towards the treasure chamber and pass the oak barrels you can start to envision the liquid jewels that await you. Within the scope of a wine-tasting, you will find out what a good wine tastes like and what makes it so exceptional.
Chocolate makes people happy! At the CHOCOVERSUM visitors find out all about this exceptional luxury food. Discover the impact of crushers and brokers on chocolate, watch historical machines making chocolate and immerse into the secret of 500 aromas. For many the best of all: Being a chocolatier yourself and creating your own chocolate. With the package “Choco meets coffee & cake”, after a guided tour you enjoy delicious Hamburgian cake in the restaurant “slowman” whose owner is a popular german TV-cook.
Restaurant Haerlin at the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, a Hamburg institution since 1897, is one of Germany's foremost gourmet restaurants and boasts two Michelin stars. Head chef Christoph Rueffer offers diners with high-end French cuisine and now it is possible to watch him preparing his award winning dishes and being served by the master himself. Enjoy a dinner at the “Chef`s Table” in the middle of the kitchen – a brilliant highlight in Hamburg’s gastronomy scene.
Located in a 100-years-old brick warehouse in the “Speicherstadt” (warehouse district), the Speicherstadtmuseum shows interactively how social life and economy changed over the past century. In this unique location visitors get to know the ingenious work of the warehousemen for trading coffee and tea. In exclusive tastings you get the chance to experience different and rare types of coffee and tea with all your senses, including interesting facts told by museum experts.
The winery in Reinhartshausen is one of Germany’s most renowned wine-growing estates. The tradition of viticulture goes back to the 14th century. Today, Reinhartshausen sizes 198 acres and is the biggest privately-owned winery in that region. The internationally well-known vineyard offers guided tours through the cellars and as well exclusive wine-tastings.
If you are looking for a romantic and luxury weekend the Romatik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels offers you a large variety of possibilities to relax from your daily routine. Especially a romantic and enchanted evening with the “Magic Dinner” is an unforgettable highlight. Your personal magic dinner includes a magic Cocktail, a 5-course menu served with corresponding wines and a personal Close-up-Magic at your table.
When Count August Christoph von Wackerbarth built a stately home with belvedere and French garden, he did not know that it would evolve into the Saxon State Winery. His buildings were complemented by a “transparent manufactory” where visitors can track manufacturing processes throughout the year. The estate makes wine exclusively from its own grapes and sparkling wine according to the method champenoise. The castle is used for exclusive wine-tastings and events are staged all over the premises.
Rotkäppchen is one of Germanys’ most famous producers of Sparkling wine. The historic sparkling wine cellars are situated in Freyburg (Saale-Unstrut), Germany’s most northern wine-growing region. You will be fascinated by the special atmosphere of the five-story cellars, built into the rock bed below the vineyards. Furthermore, the cellars feature Germany’s largest wooden barrel for making cuvée. Book your private guided tour and experience the world of making fine sparkling wine or have a wine-tasting session with special delight-experiences.