What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Germany

Yes, we know that German cuisine isn't considered one of the best in the world. As DW says, there are many versatile cuisines across the globe, but Germany is rarely (or never) included among them, so much so that some people even ask themselves if German cuisine exists. 

Don't worry; it does, but it's easy to miss it if you're not looking for traditional meals. Expatrio reports that some of the best traditional German dishes include Käsespätzle (German noodles with cheese), a wide variety of sausages, tasty pretzels, roasted ham hock, and Schweinebraten, a dish consisting of roasted pork and a sauce based on beer.

Of course, beer is a story for itself — it's a big part of German culture that's especially popular during Oktoberfest. But there's much more to Germany than food and beer: forests, mountains, giant castles, the car industry, and huge Christmas fairs are all worth checking out when in Germany (via Via Travelers). And for those still hungry for more, it's not a bad idea to investigate what German people eat for breakfast.

What a typical German breakfast looks like

The German Way & More reports that in Germany, breakfast is called "das Frühstück," and it's very similar to continental breakfasts that are served throughout Europe, including foods such as fresh bread, pastries, and sausages. Bread rolls are a typical part of a German breakfast, and they're often paired with butter, cold cuts, cheese slices, honey, and fruit jam. Hard-boiled eggs are also a common addition to the German breakfast table, as well as Leberwurst, a traditional liver sausage (per I Like Germany). 

And if you're staying in a German hotel, you can expect fried eggs, scrambled eggs, and fruit, in addition to the previously mentioned breakfast staples. For those who like to eat on the go, there are many bakeries in all German cities, so you can enjoy sweet and savory pastries while sightseeing. Insanely Good Recipes made a list with even more German breakfast foods, including Apfelkuchen (apple cake), muesli, potato pancakes, semolina pudding, and eggs in mustard sauce. Yum. In the end, wash it all down with a cup of coffee or tea, or have some yogurt, and you'll be more than ready for the day ahead.