Traditional German food is always regional, ranging from the sizzling Bratwurst sausages of Franconia to the famously crispy roasted pork of Bavaria via Berlin’s favorite dish: the Curry Wurst. Everywhere you go, there is something special to be tried. 

The Black Forest is really very proud of its smoked ham, best enjoyed in waffer-thin slices together with fresh bread from the wood-fired oven. Scout your menu for fresh game – especially if the chef is also a hunter… But, nothing beats the smell of German pretzels – formed by the skillful hands of a German Bäckermeister – arriving fresh from the oven. 

Somehow, the humble home-made Spaetzle – a wobbly type of noodle from the area around Stuttgart has even become all the rage with New York’s greatest gourmet chefs!

All these specialties are best enjoyed in situ: in the cozy atmosphere of a wood-paneled dining room in a traditional Gasthaus or in the shade of a leafy chestnut tree in one of Bavaria’s beer gardens. Try a remote countryside inn set in a village along the Romantic Road or get find one tucked away in a deep valley of the Black Forest. Distinctly Deutschland will make sure you discover the best culinary treats, and experience the best authentic German food available.