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Good eats in Germany (IG)

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.

The photos you are about to see may cause drooling.

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

Döner sandwich with cilantro, 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,

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,

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,

Dönerteller (Döner plate) & Ayran yogurt drink, at City Kebap, Weimar – 30 Apr 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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 the “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.

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.

Ratskeller Speyer, Speyer, Germany,

Nachtisch (dessert) – Frittierte Apfelknödel, dazu Vanille-Eis / deep-fried apple dumplings with vanilla ice cream. Ratskeller Speyer – 20 Nov 2015.

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.

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

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

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

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

I made the photos above on separate visits to Germany in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

13 Responses to “Good eats in Germany (IG)”

    • 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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