Bavaria for gourmets, beer lovers and wine connoisseurs

On the way to chefs who will spoil you with either hearty, down-to-earth dishes or sometimes refined fine dining. Meet innovative winemakers, cheese makers, and innkeepers. With our stories, you can accompany brewers, fishermen and hunters, cheese makers, a natural baker and a sommelier of fine spirits. With many enjoyable portraits, stories, and snappy listicles.

The latest stories for gourmets and connoisseurs of Bavarian Food

Weinwanderung in Franken: Zwischen Weinreben und Blumenwiesen

Hi there, Silvaner

Walk with winemaker Thomas Schenk between hedges, flower meadows, saints and vines. Hike through the vineyards around Randersacker

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Markus Hoppe packt in seiner Brauerei gerne selbst mit an

Brewmaster Markus Hoppe

The handcrafted beers from brewer Markus Hoppe from Waakirchen taste as unusual as their names are chosen: "Wuide Hehna", "Wuidsau" or "Wuida Hund".

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Gesundheitsuntersuchung eines Spiegelkarpfens

Round and healthy

From September to April, gourmets make a pilgrimage to the Franconian Aischgrund region to enjoy the carp bred there. We tasted them

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Winzerin Katharina Geißendörfer bei der Arbeit im Weinberg

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer

Winemaker Katharina Geißendörfer gives new life to her family’s Franconian winery. We accompanied her to the vineyard

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Viele Weiher und Teiche liegen rund um das Dorf Oberlindach

10 x Aischgrund experiences

Which sights in the Franconian Aischgrund are worth a visit? Where can you learn more about the mirror carp? And who has it on offer?

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Michelin star chef Valentin Rottner

Wood sorrel in the sorbet, moss as decoration, home-shot game on the plate. The working philosophy of Valentin Rottner from Nuremberg

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O-Ton Wurzbacher:

Treasures from the spruce forest

Two-star chef Alexander Hermann and clever gourmets love the fantastic aromas of the inconspicuous slate truffle. And only Bernd Wurzbacher finds them

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Familientradition: Schon als Kinder halfen die Geschwister im Betrieb

Fisherwoman Kathi Mayer

Katharina Mayer takes up a 300-year-old family tradition: as a fisherwoman on the Danube, she catches pike, catfish and pikeperch

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Recipe Tips from our Bavaria Insiders

The recipes of our Bavaria insiders bring new interpretations of traditional Bavarian dishes into your kitchen and onto your table. View all recipes

Lasst euch die vegetarische Linsensuppe mit Alb-Leisa-Linsen schmecken

Alb-Leisa lentil soup

Silvia Beyer from the "Hündeleskopfhütte" near Pfronten cooks vegetarian food. Instead of schnitzel and bacon platters, she serves cheese spaetzle

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Der Grünkernslalat wird wahlweise von Brot und Ziegenkäse begleitet

Green spelt salad with asparagus

Caro Schenk cooks in the Heckenwirtschaft of the Schenk winery. Caro Schenk presents her recipe for a fresh green spelt salad with asparagus

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Die Bayerisch Creme wird mit dem Fruchtspiegel überzogen und Minzblättern garniert

Bavarian Creme with raspberries

As the head of Wild-Berghof Buchet, Thomas Gstettenbauer, introduces you to his Bavarian Creme with raspberries

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Chocolate mountain pepper tartlet with raspberries

Stefanie Bauer reinterprets Bavarian cuisine. And because a good meal should never be complete without dessert, she presents chocolate mountain pepper

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Kalte Gurken-Krensuppe mit Brunnenkresse verziert

Char filet with cucumber soup

Alexander Huber is the head chef at the "Huberwirt". He serves both inn classics and haute cuisine. He presents you with a wonderful char recipe

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Allgäuer Kässpatzen

The landlady of the first vegetarian mountain hut, Silvia Beyer, introduces you to her Allgäu Kässpatzen.

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Jockls Passion: Wissen erfahren, neue Geschmäcker entdecken und Menschen begeistern

The art of fine cuisine

In his “Meyers Keller”, Jockl Kaiser combines regional classics such as stuffed cabbage and blood sausage with gourmet cuisine and sustainability

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Max Krieger ist ausgebildeter Brauer und Mälzer

Brewer Maximilian Krieger

Maximilian Krieger, eighth-generation brewer, is breaking new ground at Riedenburger Brauhaus to preserve the old. We met with him

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Ursula Sedlmayr: Die Fleischermeisterin leitet die 1929 gegründete Familienmetzgerei

Master butcher Ursula Sedlmayr

Master butcher Ursula Sedlmayr has proved all her doubters wrong. She was determined to take over the family butcher’s business in Garmisch-Partenkir

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Juliusspital: Robert Haller und Horst Kolesch beim Prüfen der Weinreben

Winemakers Robert Haller and Horst Kolesch

The wines of the “Juliusspital” and the “Bürgerspital” are cellared in traditional fashion and known around the world for their quality

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Weinwanderung in Franken: Zwischen Weinreben und Blumenwiesen

Hi there, Silvaner

Walk with winemaker Thomas Schenk between hedges, flower meadows, saints and vines. Hike through the vineyards around Randersacker

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 Bio-Gärtner Sebastian Niedermaier im Biergarten in Bamberg

13 x Abbey Breweries

Bavaria is blessed with monasteries. Their location and art treasures attract many visitors, as do the beers brewed there. Our reporter tips. Cheers!

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Der Zoiglstern am Giebel bedeutet, dass die Zoiglstube geöffnet ist

Zoigl landlord Reinhard Fütterer

Landlord Reinhard Fütterer is helping to keep the 600 year-old tradition of community brewing alive. His bottom-fermented beer is known as Zoigl

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