Food To Try In Munich, Germany

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The capital of Bavaria, Munich is a historic German city with many centuries-old buildings and fascinating museums. Famous landmarks in the city include the Altstadt, or Old Town, and the Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall) in the central Marienplatz square. The town hall has a 16th-century glockenspiel show that re-enacts stories as it chimes. Each year the city holds its Oktoberfest celebration when people flock to the beer halls, including the 1589 Hofbräuhaus. Enjoy a beer at any time of the year in the Englischer Garten, a park with a beer garden in the center of the city. Visit the Baroque Nymphenburg Palace (Castle of the Nymph) which was formerly the summer residence of Bavaria’s rulers. Those interested in cars can visit the BMW Museum, which was established in 1973 and outlines the history of the automobile. While exploring all the sights, stop and rest every now and discover the food to try in Munich, Germany.

1. Schnitzel


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While schnitzel is traditionally an Austrian dish, Bavaria has also made the dish their own. Schnitzel is prepared by thinning meat with a meat tenderizer and coating it with flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs. It is then fried and traditionally served with fries. One Munich restaurant where the Bavarian version of the dish can be enjoyed is Bayerisches Schnitzel- & Hendlhaus.

Bayerisches Schnitzel- & Hendlhaus

Address: Landsberger Str. 499, Munich, Germany

Price for two: 10 EUR (11 USD)

Website: Bayerisches Schnitzel- & Hendlhaus

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2. Braytzell (Pretzels)

Braytzell (Pretzels)
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German pretzels are different to the usual sweet and cinnamon treat. Braytzells are made with twisted bread and are studded with lots of salt, making beer the essential accompaniment when snacking. Brezelina is the ideal bakery to buy these treats, along with other sweet and savory options, plus they have two branches to choose from.


Address: Stachus Passagen, 1.UG Karlsplatz 9, Munich, Germany Address: U-Bahnhof Marienplatz, 1.UG Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Price: Less than 5 EUR (6 USD)

Website: Brezelina

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3. Weisswurst (white sausage)

Weisswurst with a Braytzell
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The literal meaning of weisswurst is white sausage. It is a short, fat sausage that goes well with a Braytzell (pretzel) and mustard for breakfast, accompanied by a beer. You can try out the dish at Schneider Bräuhaus München, a restaurant that is attached to the wheat beer brewery which offers what they term Münchner Weißwürste, along with an extensive menu of classic Bavarian dishes, naturally served with the best local beer.

Schneider Bräuhaus München

Address: Tal 7, Munich, Germany

Price: 3 EUR (3.40 USD)

Website: Schneider Bräuhaus München

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4. Schweinshaxe (ham hock)

Crispy pork knuckle
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Schweinshaxe is a German roasted ham hock, which is the end of the pig’s leg above the ankle and underneath the portion used as ham. The dish is particularly popular in Bavaria. This traditional dish is tender and juicy and is a German specialty that you should not miss out on trying. Enjoy the dish at Haxnbauer, a brewery restaurant in the city.


Address: Sparkassenstraße 6, Munich, Germany

Price: 21-40 EUR (24-45 USD)

Website: Haxnbauer

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5. Spätzle (egg noodle)

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Spätzle are a type of soft egg noodle served in southern Germany and Austria. The dough consists of blended eggs, flour and salt. Long, thin strips of the dough are scraped off and cooked in salted boiling water. They are often served with a creamy sauce with pork, onions and mushrooms or potatoes. Enjoy the dish at Wirtshaus Kurgarten, a typical Bavarian restaurant with a beer garden serving Augustiner beer.

Wirtshaus Kurgarten

Address: De-la-Paz-Straße 10, Munich, Germany

Price: 35.50 EUR (40 USD)

Website: Wirtshaus Kurgarten

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6. Jianbing

Jianbing Unwrapped
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Jianbing is a Chinese street food which is similar to crepes and is usually served for breakfast. They are created from a batter of wheat and grain flour with eggs and sauces and stuffed with a variety of fillings. To try out the dish in Munich, head to LeDu Happy Dumplings & Jianbing, a Chinese takeaway and street food vendor in the city.

LeDu Happy Dumplings & Jianbing

Address: Stachus Passagen, Untergeschoss, Karlspl. 1, Munich, Germany

Price: 9-22 EUR (10-25 USD)

Website: LeDu Happy Dumplings & Jianbing

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7. Schmaltz

Rendered goose or chicken fat used for frying meats and vegetables or used as a spread on toast, Schmaltz is quite a popular food item in Germany. Offering a deep, rich roasted flavor, Schmaltz is can complement almost any dish. Try it out at Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut, a bakery and cafe in the city.

Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut

Address: Prälat-Zistl-Straße 8, Munich, Germany

Price: 11-20 EUR (12.40-22.55 USD)

Website: Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut

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8. Schmalznudel (pastry)

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Schmalznudel is a pastry, dipped in sugar and the perfect accompaniment with coffee. They are best enjoyed warm. Bavarians often refer to them as Hefezopf or Nusszopf, which are yeast or nut braids, depending on their fillings. Again, the perfect place to try out these delicious pastries is Schmalznudel – Cafe Frischhut, a cafe and bakery in Munich.

Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut

Address: Prälat-Zistl-Straße 8, Munich, Germany

Price: 11-20 EUR (12.40-22.55 USD)

Website: Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut

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9. Germknödel

Germknödel with vanilla sauce (open)
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Germknödel is a yeast dough dumpling, similar to a doughnut and filled with spiced plum jam and melted butter with a sprinkling of sugar and poppy seeds on top. The dumpling is a specialty of Bavaria and Austria and is occasionally served with vanilla cream sauce as pictured here. This delicious treat can also be enjoyed at Schmalznudel – Cafe Frischhut, a cafe and bakery in the city.

Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut

Address: Prälat-Zistl-Straße 8, Munich, Germany

Price: 11-20 EUR (12.40-22.55 USD)

Website: Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut

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10. Apfelstrudel (apple strudel)

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Apfelstrudel, or apple strudel, is a traditional Viennese strudel, which is popular in Austria and also in Bavaria, Germany. This delicious treat consists of a strudel pastry jacket filled with grated cooking apple, mixed with cinnamon, raisons, sugar and breadcrumbs. The dish is served in cafes and restaurants in Munich, including Caffe Piemonte, where one reviewer said on Google it was the best they had ever tasted. They apparently have excellent coffee too.

Caffe Piemonte

Address: Peterspl. 10, 80331 München, Germany

Price: 11-20 EUR (12.40-22.55 USD)

Website: Caffe Piemonte

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Exploring the historic city of Munich

Have fun visiting all the fascinating and historic sights of Munich, but make sure you stop and rest for a while and enjoy some of these local specialties along the way.

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