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Best Restaurants in Germany

Where to Eat What in Germany


Looking for great restaurants in Germany and local dining tips? Germany is famous for its hearty and regional dishes, but it also offers exquisite vegetarian and international cuisine. Read our food articles and restaurant reviews to find out where to get good German food, no matter what your budget is.

1. Best Restaurants in Berlin

There are so many great places to eat in Berlin, and it sometimes seems a bit overwhelming to pick the right spot. Here is a selection of some of the best Berlin restaurants that will satisfy even the most ardent foodies. From regional German cuisine, to high-class French fare, here’s where to find good food in the German capital

2. Best Restaurants in Munich

Need some inspiration on where to dine out in Munich? Have a look at some of Munich's best restaurants that suit every budget and taste and are sauteed with plenty of local flavor. Whether you want some down-to-earth Bavarian cuisine or somethings a bit more exotic, here are the best restaurants in Munich.

3. Best Restaurants in Frankfurt

Looking for a good restaurant in Frankfurt? Here is a list of recommended restaurants in Frankfurt, offering both international as well as regional cuisine. If you want to get a real taste of Frankfurt’s hearty fare, look out for the famous Frankfurter Grüne Sosse, a rich green sauce made with herbs; Handkäs mit Musik (“handcheese with music”), a sour cheese marinated with oil and onions; and, of course, apple wine, called Ebbelwoi in the local dialect.

4. Best Restaurants in Hamburg

Find out where to dine in Hamburg – here are the best Hamburg restaurants with local cuisine, from fine dining and regional specialties, to the freshest seafood in town. For a traditional taste of Hamburg, try the city’s signature dish called Labskaus, corned beef, potatoes, onions, and gherkin.

5. Best Restaurants in Cologne

Looking for a restaurant after a day of sightseeing in Cologne? Here are some of the best restaurants for a great taste of Cologne, from fine dining to old-fashioned German cuisine. And wherever you go, there is something you will find on every menu in Cologne: the local beer called Kölsch, brewed exclusively in the Cologne region. This pale and light-bodied beer is served in thin, cylindrical glasses, and it is a tradition that beer pub waiters will bring you one Kölsch after the other, unless you leave your beer glass half full or cover it with your beer mat to let them know you are done.

6. Best Restaurants in Heidelberg

Here is a selection of some of the best restaurants in Heidelberg, from eclectic gourmet cuisine to regional Swabian fare such as such as "Maultaschen" (Swabian Ravioli filled with meat and vegetables) and "Käsespätzle" (egg noodles topped with cheese and sautéed onions).

7. Vegetarian Restaurants in Germany

Vegetarian travelers long since struggled with the dilemma of what to eat in Germany, assuming that it’s all sausage, schnitzel and knuckle of pork. It’s true, the traditional German cuisine is heavy on meats, but in the last couple of years, a lot of vegetarian (and even vegan) restaurants have sprouted up all over Germany’s culinary scene. Whether you are a full-time vegetarian or just need to take a break from too many German sausages, here are the best vegetarian restaurants in Germany, offering everything from gourmet cuisine to international fare.

8. Tipping in Germany

Find out how much you tip you should give in Germany – and how to do it.

9. Street Food in Germany

While Germany might not have the most exotic street food, you’ll find some great treats at a German "Imbiss" (fast food stand), from spicy curry wurst, to doner kebab, and freshly baked pretzels. Eat like a German and tell us about your favorite German street food snack and find out what other about.com readers like to eat on the streets of Germany.

10. Dining Out in German

Want to order your Schnitzel in German? Then have a look at these basic and simple German sentences that are helpful when dining out in German restaurants. From asking for the menu, and ordering, to getting the check – here are useful German phrases for dining out in Germany. Guten Appetit!
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