The Famous Foods of Germany’s Black Forest

By Katie H, December 2012

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The Schwarzwald, or Black Forest, region of Germany is one of the country’s most culturally unique places. It’s also one of the best places to sample traditional – and delicious – German foods. From Black Forest cake and Black Forest ham to Swabian dishes like maultaschen and spätzle, here are the dishes not to miss in and around the Black Forest of Germany.


Maultaschen resembles ravioli, but with a German twist.  The large pasta is usually stuffed with meat, spinach, bread crumbs and onions (though vegetarian options are also available). It’s often simmered in a dark broth or served with butter and onions with potato salad on the side. The old story goes that, because meat was prohibited by God on certain days, the people came up with idea to stuff the meat into the pasta dough, thus making it possible to eat meat without God knowing.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Germany Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Germany.

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