Traditional breakfast in Germany (Bayern)

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Everybody knows that German people love drinking beer. Beer is like part of their culture. If you are visiting your friends, eating out in a restaurant, going to a bar, you cannot escape from beer. This is the drink that every local has at home. This shouldn’t be something surprising. If you have been to Germany already, you know how good it tastes.

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What about having a beer during breakfast? Would you like that? In this post, I will show you the traditional breakfast in the Bavarian state in Germany.

In Bayern, this is their traditional breakfast:

Pretzel

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Pretzel is a German bread that is shaped into a twisted knot. This is like the symbol of Germany. They have normal size, and also super big size (which you will see a lot in October Fest). You will find some big white salt sticking on it. I always rub it off before I eat the bread. It is because the salty taste is already absorbed by the bread during the baking process. And you don’t need to eat all the big white salt on the top (unless you want to)!

White sausage (Weißwurst)

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The white sausage is a super Bavarian thing. It is a big and fat white sausage, made of pork and beef. They are cooked in hot water. The traditional way is to eat it with sweet mustard. I love these sausages. They just taste fantastic with the combination of the sweet mustard. However, quite many of my American friends here don’t like it too much. So, I guess it may not be an American taste. But you should definitely try it!

Note: you are not supposed to eat the skin of the white sausage! It is a chewy thin layer that is wrapping the sausage. You can use your knife and fork to remove the skin before eating.

Wheat beer (Weißbier)

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You cannot miss the wheat beer when you have this traditional Bavarian breakfast. It is a beer brewed with a large proportion of wheat. It has a light color and around 5% alcohol. I like the taste of it. Usually, people drink it in a special tall and thin glass.

Isn’t it strange to drink beer during breakfast?

The first time when I heard of drinking beer during breakfast, it sounded really awkward to me. Who would like to drink beer in the morning? It shows that the Germans really LOVE beer! I have done it once with a group of friends. We had this traditional Bavarian breakfast before going to work. It was funny to drink beer before going to work!

Nowadays, I believe you can get these white sausages in other parts of Germany as well. But it may not be as common as in Bavarian. Here in Bavarian, you will basically find these breakfasts in every German restaurant. You can also easily buy the white sausage in the supermarket and make this breakfast at home by yourself.

Funny thing: You can also get this Pretzel form as a snack! These are super cute. They are more like a party snack and tastes like crackers.

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You can also check out this article to learn some more stereotypes from Germany out of the perspective of real international students.

Have you tried the traditional breakfast in Germany? Do you like it? Leave a comment below and share your experience!

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