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

Eine Gruppe Menschen prostet sich in einem bayerischen Biergarten zu

Cheers for 500 years!

Many inns in Bavaria have been serving guests since the 16th and 17th centuries: 14 of the oldest and most traditional "Inns" in Bavaria

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Wine walking tour: Thomas Schenk

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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Glühweingenuss auf dem Tiergärtnertorplatz in Nürnberg

10 x Pleasure and Shopping at Christmas Time

From the smell of freshly roasted chestnuts to Christmas beer – the days before Christmas in Bavaria promise pleasure. Here is some inspiration

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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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Für Roland ist der naturschonende Obstanbau eine Herzensangelegenheit

Fruit farmer Roland Schmitt

The view from the Walberla is most beautiful at the time of the cherry blossom. Fruit grower Roland Schmitt preserves species-rich orchards here

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Uli Brandl in seinem Restaurant

Restaurateur Uli Brandl

Uli Brandl captivates guests at “‘s handwerk” with sustainable cuisine that strikes a perfect balance between tradition and food trends

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Der Snow White 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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Der Braumeister Kilian Stückler in seiner Privatbrauerei in Sonthofen

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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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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Mathias Rippstein: Aus der Heckenwirtschaft, die in Franken seit dem Mittelalter Tradition haben, wurde eine Heckenstube

Who cooked it up?

We explore "Why is "Federweiser" called "Bremser"?" and other questions. And we reveal some recommended wineries and hedge inns

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Würzburg: Das Gasthaus

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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