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Germany: great eats, sweet and savory

Above/featured: Foreground: Vienna-style pork schnitzel with fries, lemon slices, capers, sardines. Background: Flammkuche with feta, green chiles, olives, onion. RheinZeit, Köln (2011).

I started this series of food pictures in 2011, and the collection of photos has grown to something more. I think food throughout Germany can be colourful and delicious, and can offer interesting variety outside of the traditional “meat and starch”.

The photos you are about to see may cause drooling.

“Leckeres Essen in Deutschland”

Döner, Ayran, Oruc, Köln, Cologne, Deutschland, Germany,

D̦ner with beef, cilantro, onion, spicy red chili flakes, no sauce, all stuffed into in-house bread; accompanied by an Ayran yogurt-drink. Orṳ, K̦ln Р29 Sep 2011 (450D).

Mangal, Köln, Cologne, Deutschland, Germany

Lunch starter: thin bread, spicy red dip, sour cream with carrot, cucumber. Mangal, Köln – 30 Sep 2011 (450D).

Mangal, Köln, Cologne, Deutschland, Germany

Lunch main: grilled lamb over wood and coal grill. Mangal, Köln – 30 Sep 2011 (450D).

Mangal, Köln, Cologne, Deutschland, Germany

Künefe is a baked dessert: honey layer with angel hair and cheese center, topped with cream and walnuts. Mangal, Köln – 30 Sep 2011 (450D).

Edelcurry, Hamburg, Deutschland, Germany

Spicy currywurst with fries, Fritz-Kola. Edelcurry, Hamburg – 1 Oct 2011 (450D).

Meral's Imbiss, Mainufer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,

Fried-fish sandwich, fresh lemonade : Meral’s Imbiss, Frankfurt am Main – 3 Oct 2011 (450D); more here.

Gasthof Werdenfelser-Hof, Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Bayern, Deutschland, Germany,

Jägerbraten (hunter’s style roast pork in mushroom sauce) with homemade Spätzle : Gasthof Werdenfelser-Hof, Partenkirchen – 8 Oct 2011 (450D).

Weihnachten, Backwaren, Cafe Gundel, Karlsplatz, Hauptstrasse 212, Heidelberg, Germany,

Gluten-free almond florentines (€ 1,95 each) is just one of many in a long line of baked goodies found every Christmas season at Café Gundel in Heidelberg, Germany. Photo on 26 Nov 2014 (6D1).

Kamps, Rosinenschnecke, Mohnplunder, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland,

Bakery chains are not in short supply in Germany: left, Rosinenschnecke (“raisin snail”) and right, Mohnplunder (danish with poppy seed filling). Also, it’s cheaper to buy breakfast from a local- or chain-bakery than to take part in your hotel’s breakfast. From one of many Kamps in Berlin, 27 Nov 2014 (6D1).

Panierte Hähnchenbrust auf Pilz-Zwiebel-Gurkenragout mit Gemüsenudeln in Kräuter-Sahnesosse, Auerbachs Keller, Leipzig, Germany,

Panierte Hähnchenbrust auf Pilz-Zwiebel-Gurkenragout mit Gemüsenudeln in Kräuter-Sahnesosse (breaded chicken breast on mushroom, onion, and cucumber ragout, with noodles in herb cream sauce). At Auerbachs Keller, Leipzig – 2 Dec 2014 (6D1).

Curry 36, currywurst, Zoologischer Garten, Hardenbergplatz, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland,

In Berlin, I finally drop by the “Curry 36 Am Zoo” currywurst stand I’d been eyeing next to Berlin’s “Zoo” train station. I ordered a double currywurst (ohne Darm/no casing), scharf/spicy, and a side of pommes (paw’-mes) with a dollop of mayo. A heart attack special on a paper plate: it was nomtastic. Photo on 9 Dec 2014 (6D1).

Dresden Hauptbahnhof, Dresden, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany, Deutschland,

From left to right, respectively: a standard breakfast”, with Mohnkrone (poppyseed filling), latte macchiato, and Puddingbrezel. Dresden Hbf – 22 Apr 2015 (6D1).

Pulverturm, Frauenkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Sachsen, Germany, Deutschland,

Saxon Sauerbraten, red-cabbage slaw with apple and raisins, and a King-size potato dumpling. Pulverturm, Dresden – 22 Apr 2015 (6D1).

Weimar, Thuringia, Thüringen, Germany, Deutschland,

A big Döner: City Kebap, Weimar – 29 Apr 2015 (6D1).

Dönerteller, City Kebap, Theaterplatz, Weimar, Germany,

D̦nerteller (D̦ner plate) with Ayran yogurt-drink. City Kebap, Weimar Р30 Apr 2015 (6D1).

Wurstkuchl, Regensburg, Bayern, Germany,

“6 little piggies on a bed of hay”. Wurstkuchl, Regensburg – 14 Nov 2015 (6D1).

Ratskeller Speyer, Speyer, Germany,

Hauptspeise (main course): Schweinefilet mit Champignon-Rahmsöße, dazu Eiernudeln / Grilled pork tenderloin with mushroom cream sauce, served with egg noodles. Ratskeller Speyer – 20 Nov 2015 (6D1).

Ratskeller Speyer, Speyer, Germany,

Nachtisch/Nachspeise (dessert) РFrittierte Apfelkn̦del, dazu Vanille-Eis / deep-fried apple dumplings with vanilla ice cream. Ratskeller Speyer Р20 Nov 2015 (6D1).

Schnitzelbank, Altstadt, Old Town, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Deutschland,

“Knusperschweineschnitzel”: crispy pork schnitzel, my go-to at Schnitzelbank in Heidelberg – 22 May 2016 (6D1).

Kleiner Gundel, Uniplatz, Altstadt, Old Town, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Deutschland,

Left to right: rhubarb streusel, (baked) cheesecake, blueberry cake, raspberry cake, rhubarb meringue torte. Kleiner Gundel, Heidelberg Universitätsplatz – 23 May 2016 (6D1).

Pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce, Hotel Graf von Mansfeld, Eisleben, Sachsen-Anhalt, Saxony-Anhalt, Deutschland, Germany,

Pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce and Radeberger Pils beer: Hotel Graf von Mansfeld, Eisleben – 26 Oct 2016 (6D1).

Apfelschnecke, Nussschnecke, Rischart, München, Munich, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, Deutschland,

Morning snack (minus coffee): Apfelschnecke, cinnamon roll with apples; and Nussschnecke, cinnamon roll with ground nuts. Rischart bakery, München Hauptbahnhof – 23 Feb 2017 (6D1).

Alpi's Antep Kebap, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, Deutschland,

Dönerteller (döner plate) with rice, salad, yogurt; accompanied by homemade Turkish-style bread and “chai”, strong Turkish tea. Alpi’s Antep Kebap, Garmisch-Partenkirchen – 26 Feb 2017 (6D1).

Gino's, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Deutschland,

Gino‘s (Kebap) Spezial: in-house tortilla wrap filled with grilled turkey, lettuce, tomato, onion, and yogurt sauce. Gino’s, Heidelberg – 15 Mar 2017 (6D1).

Forelle, Georgs Fischerhütte, Reichenau, Bodensee, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Deutschland,

Fresh lake-caught Forelle (trout), grilled with roasted almonds, vegetables, and house-special remoulade. Georgs Fischerhütte (George’s Fisher Hut), Reichenau (near Konstanz) – 22 Sep 2017 (iPT6).

Dönerteller, Bodensee Kebaphaus, Konstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Deutschland,

D̦nerteller (D̦ner plate): Bodensee Kebaphaus, Konstanz Р23 Sep 2017 (iPT6).

Dönerteller, Arslan, Ulm, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Deutschland,

D̦nerteller, with D̦ner meat, salad, rice: Arslan restaurant, Ulm Р24 Sep 2017 (iPT6).

Currywurst, Zur Bratpfanne, Steglitz, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland,

Currywurst mit Pommes rot-weiss: Zur Bratpfanne, Berlin-Steglitz – 8 Oct 2017 (iPT6).

Dönerteller, Lokanta, Westend, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland,

D̦nerteller with D̦ner beef, fries, salad, spicy sauce on the side: Lokanta, Berlin-Westend Р14 Oct 2017 (iPT6).

Mango Ayran, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland,

A D̦ner(teller) is complete only with an Ayran yogurt-drink. The regular is very acceptable, but I do like the mango. Berlin Р16 Oct 2017 (iPT6).

I made the photos above on separate visits to Germany in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 with the following devices: Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi (450D), Canon EOS6D mark1 (6D1), Apple 6th-generation iPod Touch (iPT6). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as

13 Responses to “Germany: great eats, sweet and savory”

  1. Eva

    You did cause unstopabble drooling… I forgive you for the nice trip down memory lane of my German years.

    Liked by 1 person

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Eva.

      It is a great compliment by anyone, but especially from a friend, to say that (i) drooling was caused, and (ii) you got a nice trip down memory lane. 🙂

      Thanks for your comment, and for stopping by!


    • fotoeins

      Hey, Simon. Wow, my bad – amazing what a couple of swapped consonants can and will do to me. Corrected, and thanks!


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Laurel. That I did – thanks in part to some fine recommendations from friends. I can imagine things are a bit tougher for vegetarians, especially in smaller towns, but thankfully, I see things changing and both variety and quality improving every time I go back and visit Germany. Thanks for your comment!


    • fotoeins

      Very much so, but only if it’s fresh veal, pounded to a few millimetres of thicknness, lightly breaded, lightly pan fried to be crispy outside yet still moist inside, and served with a lemon wedge and fries. The best Wiener Schnitzel I’ve ever had was in fact in Wien, which only reminds me that I have to go back.

      But more often not for cost, I’ll seek out the döner, and if I’m hungry, a dürüm döner!

      Thanks for your comment and for reading!


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