Best Places To Eat When You Are On a Family Vacation to Germany

There are plenty of outstanding places to eat in Germany. You have a chance to try a cuisine you may not eat all the time, and you should take advantage of that. Some restaurants have been around for decades. It has never been easier to look up reviews for a place online before trying it, and no matter where in Germany you are, you will find incredible restaurants to eat from that come at all kinds of price ranges.

Best Places To Eat When You Are On a Family Vacation to Germany


This restaurant is located in Baiersbronn. It is particularly known for its wine, and it has a sommelier on-staff who can answer any questions you have about the selection of wines. Along with your wine, this restaurant serves up small plates of food, such as wild shrimp served alongside cucumber jelly. It may sound strange to an American palate, but when you are in Germany, it is a must-try.

Bratwurstglöcklein im Handwerkerhof

No trip to Germany would be complete without having some authentic bratwurst. Bratwurstglöcklein im Handwerkerhof is one of the best places in the country where you can get it, and they serve up tasty nürnberg rostbratwurst. This place has been in business since 1313, and you can enjoy some genuine Franconian beer alongside your meat.


More modern foodies will want to check out Aqua in Wolfsburg, Germany. The specialty here is smoked trout served with cucumber relish, Savora-mustard and potatoes. Not only do you get to enjoy delicious food, but you also get a beautiful water view. It is a three-star Michelin restaurant with an emphasis on modern European cuisine. It provides a one-of-a-kind experience that needs to be tasted to be believed.

Curry 36

No list of best food stops in Germany would be complete without mentioning Curry 36. Many people consider this place to have the absolute best currywurst in all of Berlin. This is a classic fast food dish in Germany that consists of steamed and fried pork sausage covered in a tomato paste or a spiced ketchup. It is a more affordable option, and it is worth trying at least once.


Baiersbronn is home to many outstanding restaurants, and many tourists are surprised to learn it is somewhat of the food capital of Germany. Bareiss has Claus-Peter Lumpp as the head chef, and he has turned his craft into a true art form. The specialties of the house include roe deer and foie gras. Only fresh meat ever gets used. The restaurant even has its own hunting grounds.

Restaurant Überfahrt Christian Jürgens

This is a Bavarian restaurant located beside Lake Tegernsee, next to the Austrian border. Head chef Christian Jürgens only uses local ingredients, such as char sourced directly from the nearby lake. You will enjoy classy décor as you chow down on an exquisite meal.

These restaurants are just the tip of the iceberg. One thing is certain: as you are planning your trip, you should figure out where you want to eat. There are so many exciting, unique cuisines in Germany, you will definitely want to spend your trip trying as much as you can.


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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