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RheinZeit, Cologne, Koeln, Germany, fotoeins.com

Good eats in Germany

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

“Leckeres Essen in Deutschland”

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

CAUTION: The photos you are about to see may cause unstoppable drooling. If you get the case of the noms, I claim full responsibility.


Döner, Oruc, Köln, Cologne, Deutschland, Germany

Döner sandwich with cilanto, onion, red hot peppercorns; Ayran yogurt-drink. Oruc, Köln – 29 Sep 2011.

Mangal, Köln, Cologne, Deutschland, Germany

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

Mangal, Köln, Cologne, Deutschland, Germany

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

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.

Edelcurry, Hamburg, Deutschland, Germany

Spicy currywurst with fries, Fritz-Kola. Edelcurry, Hamburg – 1 Oct 2011.

Meral's Imbiss, Mainufer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, fotoeins.com

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

Gasthof Werdenfelser-Hof, Partenkirchen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Bayern, Deutschland, Germany, fotoeins.com

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

Dönerteller, City Kebap, Theaterplatz, Weimar, Germany, fotoeins.com

Dönerteller (Döner plate): City Kebap, Weimar – 30 Apr 2015.

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"My travel, my food, my kind of ubiquity" (2/3). Left: Apfelschnecke (cinnamon roll with apples); right: Nussschnecke (cinnamon roll with ground nuts). Rischart, München Einkaufsbhf (UG), 🇩🇪 – 23 Feb 2017 (© HL). Travel isn't merely about sunshine and selfies; it's about finding out the things which make up the day-to-day. That's why food can act very effectively as both bridge and catalyst to the culture of a new country. While I'm now very familiar with German food, I find it's important to reach for simple items soon upon my return to the country. I'm always on the train, and I'm always going through a train station, which means I'm also always going past some kind of bakery or bakery stand. And within a town or city, I'm always going past some kind of snack-stand (Imbiss) which offers Turkish döner kebab, one of the most ubiquitous food items in the country. Some might be repulsed, and some might snort with disdain. But I know I'm eating what a lot of other Germans are eating, while they too are on the go, though I'm still trying to learn how to curse in Turkish …

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"My travel, my food, my kind of ubiquity" (1/3). Gino‘s Spezial (Kebap): hausgemachte Tortilla gefüllt mit saftig gegrilltem Geflügelfleisch vom Spieß, frischem Salat, Tomaten, Zwiebeln und Soße. Döner kebab in a grilled flour tortilla wrap: Gino's, Heidelberg, 🇩🇪 – 15 Mar 2017 (© HL). Travel isn't merely about sunshine and selfies; it's about finding out the things which make up the day-to-day. That's why food can act very effectively as both bridge and catalyst to the culture of a new country. While I'm now very familiar with German food, I find it's important to reach for simple items soon upon my return to the country. I'm always on the train, and I'm always going through a train station, which means I'm also always going past some kind of bakery or bakery stand. And within a town or city, I'm always going past some kind of snack-stand (Imbiss) which offers Turkish döner kebab, one of the most ubiquitous food items in the country. Some might be repulsed, and some might snort with disdain. But I know I'm eating what a lot of other Germans are eating, while they too are on the go, though I'm still trying to learn how to curse in Turkish …

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Dönerteller, Bodensee Kebaphaus, Konstanz, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Dönerteller (Döner plate): Bodensee Kebaphaus (Kepabhaus), Konstanz – 23 Sep 2017 (w/ iP6).

Dönerteller, Arslan, Ulm, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Dönerplatte mit Dönerfleisch, Salat, Reis: Arslan, Ulm – 24 Sep 2017 (w/ iP6).

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

Pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce and Radeberger Pils beer: Hotel Graf von Mansfeld, Eisleben – 26 Oct 2017.


I made the photos above on separate visits to Germany in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-Yt.

13 Responses to “Good eats in Germany”

    • 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!

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    • fotoeins

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

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    • 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!

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    • 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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