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Rick Steves: German cuisine is a treat for travelers

December 23, 2018 / Rick Steves

Eating in Germany is a big part of the fun of traveling there. Ingredients are wonderful (especially if you eat with the season), traditions are prized, "modern German cuisine" is giving old dishes tasty and entertaining new twists, and small, creative foodie places are thriving in every city. And here's even more good news: Eating well in Germany is an amazing value — cheaper than in France, Britain, Italy or Scandinavia. Get ready for surprises on the menu. Even in small-town Germany, restaurants are challenging the notion that German food is all schnitzel and noodles. An influx of immigrants, a new generation with more adventurous tastes, and a desire for healthier options means the German food scene is more than meat and potatoes. Of course, you'll still find get a healthy dose of meat-heavy menus. The classic dish in Germany is sausage – hundreds of varieties of bratwurst and Weisswurst and Brühwurst (oh my!). It's a fast, tasty staple of the...