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Eating around and explore the cuisine of a foreign country is one of the most interesting thing when you travel. If this is the first time you go to Germany, check out the following list of the traditional foods that you can try in Germany.


Rouladen is a typical German dinner, often served with potato dumplings, red cabbage and gravy. It can also be served with vegetables or mashed potatoes. The rolls are made of thin beef slices that are rolled around bacon, pickles, onions, and mustard before they are roasted with red wine. This is a traditional food that you should eat while visiting Germany.


Sauerbraten is considered as the national food of Germany, and unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, you should definitely have yourself some sauerbraten when you travel to Germany. 

It’s made of meat, which is cooked slowly in the oven for hours and results in soft and tender meat which is usually served with potato dumplings, boiled potatoes or spätzle, Rotkohl (red cabbage), and sauce. 


Spätzle is made from eggs, flour, salt and a dash of fizzy water. It’s a kind of pasta, and Spätzle is usually served as a side dish, and it can also come topped with cheese.

German Sausages

Sausages of Germany are famous around the world. The sausages is one of the most classic samples, and they come in several varieties. The most recent introduction to the German sausages is the Currywurst, which has quickly become a countrywide favorite. Some other types of classic sausage that you should eat such as Bratwurst, Frankfurter, Weisswurst, Nürnberger Rostbratwurst, Blutwurst, Landjäger.


Schweinshaxe, also known as pork knuckle is one of the most traditional dishes from Germany, especially in the region of Bavaria. It’s usually served with potatoes and some type of cabbage.


A fried potato pancake that can be served with eggs for breakfast, but also with applesauce and sour cream. This pancake can simply making at home with grated potatoes, onion, eggs and flour. All will be mixed and fried before servered.


Sauerkraut is basically fermented cabbage and it has a special place in German cuisine. It’s one of the most traditional foods from Germany, and you should definitely have some while visiting. 


Another traditional German dish that originated in the Swabian region. It’s basically a kind of pasta dough, which is filled with meat, spinach, bread crumbs, onions, and various herbs and spices. It looks very delicious.


This dish is basically the German version of pizza. The dish originated in Baden and is considered a specialty of Baden-Württemberg and Rheinland-Pfalz as well as the Alsace region.


The German Brezel, known internationally as pretzel is a type of baked bread with salt. It’s one of the most traditional snacks in Germany.