The Ultimate German Culinary Trail

More often than not, the country is mistaken for a very reserved palate. Here are five items shattering the myth
Germany has ample unique culinary experiences
Germany has ample unique culinary experiences

Germany is characterised by unique flavours. Even though the northern and the southern parts differ in their offerings, they work on the same ethos &mdash a riot of flavours. Every few kilometres you move in the country the cuisine, offerings and the specialty changes. On one hand the northern part is focussed on fish dishes but on the other the southern perimeter is known for its meat offerings. While the country is holding on to its traditional recipes and flavours, it is also not shying away from experimenting with new flavours, recreating the classics, and engaging in new trends. More often than not, the country is mistaken for a very reserved palate. Shattering the myth, here are five items that you need to try to experience Germany&rsquos culinary trail

Dresden Stollen 

The city of Elbe is otherwise known for its cultural fix &mdash for Frauenkirche, the Green Vault or the Dresden Zwinger museum. However, it is also home to a delicacy known well beyond the borders of the country &mdash stollen. This butter and raisin cake is a favourite during Christmas and embodies the festive spirit like no other delicacy. A significant part of the cultural history, the dish also comes with a personal touch with each baker using their own secret recipe. A true Dresden Stollen, however, has to meet a series of strict criteria about origins and ingredients. 

Lusatian Chocolates

Lying close to the Polish border, the Lusatian lakes are known for the diverse and enchanting landscapes. But the culinary expert in you should look out for the genuine chocolatier craftsmanship here &mdash at Confiserie Felicitas, whose roots stretch as far as Belgium. In order to get a true taste and a unique experience, visit the Felicitas workshop here and witness the finest chocolates in the various forms. 

Stuttgart&rsquos Wine

Fancy a Fresh Riesling, classic Pinot Noir or trendy Sauvignon Blanc Stuttgart in Germany is where these wines have a long standing tradition with 17 young winemakers continuing their family legacy. Not just expanding the existing grape and cuv&eacutees varieties but also experimenting with new trends these winemakers are transforming the wine scene. With over 4000 hectares of vineyards, Stuttgart is the largest wine region in Germany and the only city with its own inner-city vineyard. While here one can take romantic wine tours, enjoy a glass of fine wine and cherish events and live music.

Stralsund Beer

Situated in Northeast Germany, where the Baltic Sea meets the land is Stralsund with an age-old German culture of brewing. For over 8 centuries here people have brewed special varieties of beer keeping in mind traditional values and original recipes of the hops specialties. These beers were also exported all over the world by way of shipping as early as the 13th century. While here one can witness the rustic charm, experience age old traditions &mdash all while cherishing a glass (or two) of world class beer. 

Mainz Market Breakfast 

A part of the Farmers&rsquo market here, the Mainz Market breakfast truly appeals to all senses. With seasonal produce and regional specialties, one can try them right there or take them back home, either way it is for the money&rsquos worth. For those looking to try Mainz cuisine or hospitality, this is it. The delicacies here hail from the Rhineland-Palatinate region and are available to enjoy every Saturday from March to November. Another interesting aspect here You can purchase wine directly from the winemakers. 

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with German National Tourist Office, India.

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