Foodie’s Guide to Germany

As we’ve said countless times, the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. So what’s the best way to get to know the hearts of those around the world, whom you visit when you go to a new place? Food. Since we’re in Germany this week on The Wanderlist, we put together a list of the most delectable dishes these Germans have to offer. Get ready to say danke schön because you’re going to love each and every one of them!

Wurst

Easily one of the most traditional dishes, it’s pretty much the German version of a hot dog. A German sausage is perfect for travelers, on the go, who need a hearty snack. Douse it in some delicious spicy mustard, and you will have a salty and delicious treat.

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Weiner Schnitzel

Technically the national dish of their Austrian neighbors, Germans still consider this one of their most popular dishes. A thinly cut and then pan fried cut of veal. Typically served with some type of salad, whether it be lettuce, potato or cucumber, this delicious dish isn’t one to miss on your next trip to Deutschland.

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Apfelstrudel

In case you don’t speak German, that’s apple strudel to you and its simply DELICIOUS. Perfect for all the sweet tooths out there, this delicate pastry is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Eintopf

Germany is beautiful all year long, but the winter months can get brutal at times. What’s the best way to warm yourself up during these long and cold times? Eintopf is a traditional German stew that will warm the belly and hit the tastebuds in the best way! It can be a plethora of different combinations, typically with some type of meat broth base, the term eintopf is typically just a term for the way the stew is prepared. If you’re visiting Germany anytime during their winter, be sure to add this bowl to your foodie wanderlist.

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Photo by Erbsensuppe

Brezel

Can you tell what this might be? If you guessed soft pretzel, you win, well, a soft pretzel. You might have thought these originated at sporting events or carnivals, but it was in fact the Germans who are behind this amazing concoction. Baked bread tied in twisty knots, dipped in mustard and you’ve got another great and delicious snack on the go during your travels!

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Don’t know about you, but we’re ready to take on Germany by storm, just for the food alone! From salty to sweet, there’s a whole smörgåsbord of foods to try, and those Germans will easily cook their way into your hearts.
Much love and wandering…
colleen sig
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