Gastronomy

Germany Holidays: Eckernförde, Baltic spa resort

This small port on the Baltic up near the Danish border used to be famous for its fish smokeries. Today it is a beach resort with quiet charm and good seafood dining.

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picking grunkohl in Niedersachsen

Germany Holidays: Cabbage patch culture

Northwestern Germany is nirvana for cabbage fanciers. This humble veg is the centre of an outdoors tradition that brightens up the darkest days of winter.

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Eel smoker

Germany Holidays: Seafood and salty humour

Fish is a tradition in northern Germany, but it may not be what you expect, and it has a long association with a type of salty humour you’re unlikely to hear elsewhere.

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Food in Germany: coffee and cake

Germany Holidays: Time for coffee and cake

Germans love their cafés and you should try them as well. Have a piece of cake with your coffee. There’ll be plenty of choice.

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Currywurst at Bochum

Germany Holidays: White Sausage Equator

What colour do Germans like their sausages? It depends which side of the White Sausage Equator they come from, in a typical North/South divide.

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City breaks for foodies in Germany

Germany Holidays: Foodie breaks in Lower Saxony

Historical city gems and culinary treats galore. What’s not to like about Lower Saxony?

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Borkum yoga on beach

Germany Holidays: Sylt

A sandy splat of land just off the coastline of Schleswig-Holstein is the favoured destination of the rich and fashionable of the north.

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