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Gold Trusted Service Award
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Rosette
Boating expertise since 1969
With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
Compass
18 amazing destinations
Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
Boat
World’s largest fleet
We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
No boat license required
That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.
  • Gold Trusted Service Award
    Gold Trusted Service Award
    Awarded by Feefo, which independently collects reviews from our customers, the award recognizes businesses that consistently deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Rosette
    Boating expertise since 1969
    With over 50 years of experience and expertise, we're passionate about providing unbeatable vacations on the water.
  • Compass
    18 amazing destinations
    Our extensive network of bases across 9 countries means you can enjoy a return-trip or choose from a wide selection of one-way routes.
  • Boat
    World’s largest fleet
    We have more river and canal boats available than any other operator, available to hire between April and October. Our wide range of boats sleeps between 2-12 people.
  • No boat license required
    That's right! You can rent and captain your own boat for a short break (3 nights minimum), a week or longer. We'll show you everything you need to know before you set off.

The Best Traditional Food of Germany

Traditional German Food You Should Try

Traditional German food is usually associated with heavy and lardy meat dishes.. Many Germans still enjoy their hearty meals which usually comprise of meat and animal by-products such as milk and butter. Over the centuries the trade along the waterways and new methods of cultivation eventually helped improvise Germany’s traditional dishes. Here’s what you can sample in Germany today to get an authentic taste of the country.

Schweinhaxe

A delicious Bavarian roast pork or ham hock served with a side of potatoes and cooked vegetables. A classic, but definitely a good one!

schweinhaxe

Bratwurst

You’ll find these delectable German sausages everywhere in the country and they come in the biggest variety of flavours you can imagine. Created in Nuremberg in the 14th century the Bratwurst can be made from either beef, pork or veal.

bratwurst

Sauerbraten

A rich pot roast of meat that is marinated for days before heating up and serving.  Every region has their own take on the sauce that is dependent on the herbs, spices and produce available.

sauerbraten

Spätzle

One of the few traditional dishes that do not include meat, spätzle is a type of noodle made form eggs and flour! It can be eaten alone with onions or with a side of meat.

spatzle

Maultaschen

Literally translated as mouth pockets these unique dumpling styled pastries originate from Swabia in the South of Germany. While traditionally filled with meats and meat by-products there are variety of options that cater for vegetarians too. This specialty is now protected and can only be made according to its traditional guidelines in Swabia. This is one unique German dish you’ll want to try.

maultaschen

Prinzeregententorten

Now what is trip to Germany without some sweets to end off those hearty meals? This glazed chocolate cake will satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth as it’s inlaid with creamy chocolate layers!

prinzeregententorten

Kartoffelpuffer

Also known as potato pancakes, these were once a favourite snack served up by the peasants during the medieval ages. These deep fried potatoes are mixed with onions, flour and eggs and served with apple sauce for a sweet touch. Definitely a dish to try for breakfast.

kartoffel

Stolen

A popular cake made around the Christmas period, this is another dessert to delight those with a sweet tooth. Made up of dried candied fruits, nuts and spices it is rolled up and covered in powdered sugar.

stolen cake

 

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