When you think of Germany what comes to mind? Lederhosen? Beer? sausages?
Food and Drink Glasgow ventured to Germany for our holidays this year and we ticked off two out of the three — and lets face it, beer and sausages isn’t too bad a combination.
First, we settled into our quirky accommodation, Huettenpalast, which translates as hut palace. This ex-vacuum cleaner factory is now home to a collection of caravans and huts.
A whole caravan is kitted out as a bed, so there’s no struggling to pull down seats or trying to make tea with a little peep of gas. It was cosy, original and cheap.
Being a food blog, we had to search out some grub — and Berlin has no shortage.
We headed for Burgermeister in the Kreuzburg area.Located in an old pissoir under a ubahn, it isn’t the most salubrious of places — but the queue told us otherwise.
With chilli cheese fries for only €3.10 and burgers from €3.50, this is a place to satisfy your wallet and your stomach.
Delicious food and sitting under an ubahn on an upturned beer crate — this has to be one of the most unusual places we have eaten in yet.
You can’t visit Berlin without having currywurst, and Konnopke’s Imbiss has been around since 1930, feeding Berliners with their fix of wurst and pommes.
Steamed and fried pork sausages covered with curry ketchup and served with chips — this is the perfect food for sightseeing.
With the speed of Deutsche Bahn and cheap tickets, we then headed out to Dresden; a beautiful city with a reconstructed medieval area, as well as a new town full of bars, shops and clubs.
This is the area to check out some East German-style bars andsample the local beers. With breweries such as Radeberger and Watzke making beers, try one with some Waldmeister (woodruff) syrup for a beer cocktail — you wont go thirsty in Dresden.
Germany is the destination for a different kind of holiday, boasting sun, history, beer, great food and extremely friendly and fun people.