Culinary StarsGermany is, of course, famous for its traditional dishes from sausages to sauerkraut. The country is also, however, packed with Michelin starred restaurants, where chefs are creating some of the world’s most innovative—and always delicious—dishes. Germany has 282 Michelin starred restaurants, but don’t fear that eating well will require spending hundreds of euros. The country also has 474 Bib Gourmand restaurants, where you can enjoy a three-course gourmet meal for €35 or less.
One of the country’s most celebrated hotels is Traube Tonbach, in the picturesque Black Forest region. While the area has long been famous for its natural beauty, thanks in large part to the hotel’s restaurant, Schwarzwaldstube, it has also become famous for its food. The dishes served by Chef Harald Wohlfahrt are decidedly haute: combining classical French techniques with venison, fish, and produce from the Black Forest. The restaurant has been consistently recognized by Michelin and other authorities as one of the country’s very best. It has received three Michelin stars each year without interruption since 1992 while five chefs who worked under Wohlfahrt have all gone on to earn three stars at their own restaurants.
Photo Courtesy Traube Tonbach