Bavaria is the southern most region of Germany. It’s known for it’s capital city, Munich, it’s dramatic and historic castles, and for it’s breathtaking countryside from deep forests, to bright blue lakes, to the rolling foothills of the Alps… but, you guessed it, that’s not all. Bavaria is arguably Germany’s most famous food region and no one need question why. You’ll certainly recognize some of the Bavarian classics on this list because over the years the word and recipes have spread and they’ve become international favorite foods, but there is truly nothing like the original. After my recent exploration of the area, and it’s cuisine, I’ve narrowed down to my top five. These are the foods you absolutely must try when you visit Bavaria, Germany.

  1. Pretzels

Not just pretzels though… enormous, warm, doughy pretzels of wonder. Where to get them? Literally every single place. Markets, street vendors, nice restaurants, wherever you are, there are also pretzels.

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2. Bratwurst

Best served hot off the grill, in a simple roll or cut up and drowned in the popular curry sauce. Can’t be beat.

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3. Obazda

Two parts soft cheeses and one part butter, with a bit of beer and lots of seasonings, obazda is the cheesy dip you’ve spent your whole life waiting for.

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4. Strudel

Most often filled with sweetly seasoned apples, it’s easy to eat strudel every day you spend in Bavaria.

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5. Suckling Pig

With a crispy skin, savory beer sauce and a giant potato dumpling on the side. Falls right off the bone every time.

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What do you want to eat in Bavaria?

 

 

American by chance, but Roman by choice, Sarah is currently feeding her adventurous soul with expatriatism and pizza. Her finest moments are always on the wrong bus with a backpack and an upside down map, waiting to see what the world’s got for her next, so long as she can blog about it. She likes writing more than talking, dolphins more than humans, old movies more than new, and Rome more than anything else.

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