Essen und Trinken in Bayern

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

"Waidwerk" Chef Valentin Rottner

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: "Ich mag lieber Fleisch, aus Pilzen mache ich mir nicht so viel"

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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Schon als Kinder halfen die Kathi und Michael 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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Das Geschwister-Trio Portenlänger

Gastro trio Xaver's

Jakob, Theresa and Xaver Portenlänger run “Xaver‘s” restaurant in Munich. A restaurant that feels like a living room, as hearty as it is stylish

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„Alte Mainmühle“: Ausschank direkt auf der Alten Mainbrücke

Baroque with a refined aftertaste

The romance of wine can be enjoyed at its best in Würzburg. Baroque opulence, creative beers and whisky with Franconian character also await you.

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Hallertau: Das größte zusammenhängende Hopfenanbaugebiet der Welt

Bavaria’s Green Gold

The most famous hop growing area in the world? The Hallertau. The best time to explore the region? During the hop harvest in early September

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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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"Chinaturm ": Vorbild war eine Pagode in Peking

Between heaven and earth

The Biergarten has achieved cult status in Bavaria. The reasons and origins for this are explored by Munich-based author Thomas Grasberger

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Johann Nepomuk Röhrl VI aka "Muk": Gastronom in der elften Generation

Landlord Muk Röhrl

The “Gasthaus Röhrl” has been in the hands of just one family since 1658. We met up with Muk Röhrl, who is the eleventh generation to run this inn

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Kilian: "Nur den besten Hopfen von Familienbetrieben"

Craft beer with tradition

Brewmaster Kilian Stückler is the sixth generation of his family to run the Hirschbräu in Sonthofen where he fuses tradition and experimentation

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"Hundeleskopfhütte": Viele Gerichte aus der Kindheit der Wirtin

9 x Allgäu for gourmets

Zwetschgendatschi or mountain cheese, Funkenküchle or Allgäu beer: Nine delights you should definitely try in Allgäu/Bavarian Swabia

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Da wird gerade die nächste "Kartoffel der Woche" ausgeheckt

The potato tuners from the Viktualienmarkt

Theo Lindinger and Dominik Klier attract numerous better eaters to Viktualienmarkt in Munich with their love of extra-ordinary potato dishes

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So ein Gin will gut verkostet sein

The crew from "Snow White Gin"

Four young distillers from Lohr am Main use ingredients exclusively sourced from native woods for their award-winning “Snow White Gin”

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Gemütliches Beisammensein im Biergarten von Muk Röhrl

8 x Eastern Bavaria for gourmets

From country wine to star cuisine, here are 8 culinary experiences you shouldn't miss on a holiday in Eastern Bavaria

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Geschäftsführer der 1892 gegründeten Genossenschafts-Sennerei Gunzesried

Alpine dairyman Peter Haslach

The dairy industry is as much part of the Allgäu as the sound of cow bells. Cheese has been produced with passion in Bavaria’s oldest dairy

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