But a stroll through the magical German Christmas markets would not be complete without tasting some of the delicious German Christmas market food on offer. From bratwurst to stollen, and all the other typical German Christmas treats.A visit to a German Christmas market is an enchanting experience – from the twinkling lights and decorations to the festive music and aromas of mulled wine and gingerbread.
- 1. Magenbrot - Gingerbread Bites
- 2. Schoko-Frucht-Spiesse - Chocolate Fruit Skewers
- 3. Pilzpfanne - Mushroom Skillet with Garlic Dip
- 4. Langos - Tasty Hungarian Bread Specialty
- 5. Handbrot - Bacon & Cheese Bread Specialty
- 6. Kandierte Äpfel - Candy Apples
- 7. Kandierte Mandeln - Candied Almonds
- 8. Geröstete Maronen - Roasted Chestnuts
- 9. Waffeln - German Waffles
- 10. Kartoffelpuffer - Potato Pancakes
- 11. Schneeballen - Sweet Christmas Pastry
- 12. Baumstriezel & Baumkuchen
- 13. Flammkuchen
- 14. Fischbrötchen - Fish Sandwich
- 15. Bratwurst
- 16. Currywurst
- 17. Crepes
- 18. Germknödel - Sweet Yeast Dumplings
- 19. Schaschlik - German Pork Shashlik
- 20. Mutzen & Mutzenmandeln
Choose your favorite Christmas Market foods and don´t forget to pair them with a delicious drink! You can find the most delicious German Christmas drink recipes here.
1. Magenbrot - Gingerbread Bites
The flavors of Germany come alive with the delicious specialty. Magenbrot is a kind of gingerbread cookie made with aromatic spices for a full flavor. This traditional treat is a staple that you need to try. From its crisp texture to its warm, inviting aroma, Magenbrot is a must-have for any holiday celebration.
2. Schoko-Frucht-Spiesse - Chocolate Fruit Skewers
Chocolate-covered fruit skewers are a must-have for any sweet tooth visiting the German Christmas markets! Loaded with juicy pieces of fresh fruit and covered in a thick layer of creamy chocolate, these festive treats are sure to please. From bananas to apples, grapes, strawberries and pineapples, these chocolate-covered fruit skewers are the perfect way to end a special day of Christmas market shopping.
3. Pilzpfanne - Mushroom Skillet with Garlic Dip
Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and tastes of a German Christmas market by sampling the popular fried mushrooms with a creamy garlic sauce. Not only is this dish incredibly delicious, it is also a unique experience to observe the cooks preparing this dish in huge cast iron pans. Enjoy the perfect combination of texture and flavor as you explore this classic market dish.
4. Langos - Tasty Hungarian Bread Specialty
Love fried bread? Then you'll surely love the delicious and unique tastes of Langos, the traditional Hungarian fried bread that you can find at German Christmas markets. Langos is the ideal satisfying snack, with its crunchy outer layer, soft inner pocket, and delicious flavor.
5. Handbrot - Bacon & Cheese Bread Specialty
Treat your taste buds to the deliciousness of Handbrot - a filled bread that is crispy on the outside and chewy cheesy on the inside. With its unique combination of textures and flavors, Handbrot is a hit with both German kids and adults alike.
6. Kandierte Äpfel - Candy Apples
When the cold weather sets in, nothing quite beats the sweet and nostalgic taste of candied apples. Candied apples are a timeless treat that is enjoyed by both young and old. They are a delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
7. Kandierte Mandeln - Candied Almonds
No visit to the Christmas market would be complete without indulging in a bag of fragrant candied nuts. From walnuts to pecans to hazelnuts, these delicious treats can satisfy any sweet tooth and provide a tasty snack. Whether you prefer to munch on them straight from the bag or take them home to incorporate them into a recipe.
8. Geröstete Maronen - Roasted Chestnuts
Forget roasting marshmallows; roasting chestnuts is the best way to highlight the holiday season! They're not only delicious at the Christmas market, but they're also incredibly simple to make at home. Roasted chestnuts are the perfect treat for any festive occasion, with a slightly sweet flavor and a soft texture similar to a sweet potato.
9. Waffeln - German Waffles
If you're a fan of sweet treats, then you're in for a real treat with these German waffles! Topped with hot cherries and creamy whipped cream or fruity apple sauce, they are just delectable.
10. Kartoffelpuffer - Potato Pancakes
Nothing satisfies the appetite quite like a hearty dish. If you're looking for something that's both savory and sweet, then potato pancakes should be your go-to. Whether you choose to enjoy them with smoked salmon or apple sauce, potato pancakes are sure to hit the spot. Be sure to try this delicious dish the next time you have a craving for something a little more robust.
11. Schneeballen - Sweet Christmas Pastry
The German Christmas pastry Schneeballen is a unique treat that anyone who has ever visited Rotheburg will likely remember fondly. With its unique shape and rich flavor, Schneeballen is a beloved part of the German holiday season. Whether you are a first-time visitor or an old-timer, you are sure to enjoy the traditional taste of Schneeballen.
12. Baumstriezel & Baumkuchen
Baumkuchen, a German specialty cake, is popular around the world. With its unique, layered appearance and delicious taste, it's no wonder why this delectable treat has won the hearts of many. From its long history to its varied recipes, it's no surprise that this German delicacy has been a hit in many countries.
Flammkuchen aka German Pizza is the classic German-French dish, has been popular for centuries in Germany. Flammkuchen is a thin, crispy flatbread covered with a creamy white sauce, topped with crispy onions, and sprinkled with crispy bacon. It's especially popular during the Christmas season, when it can be found at German Christmas markets around the country.
14. Fischbrötchen - Fish Sandwich
Are you looking for a delicious and hearty alternative to all the sugary treats? The classic fish sandwich is a staple at German fairs and Christmas markets. From herring, baked fish, and mackerel to smoked salmon and trout fillets, the fish sandwich is an important part of the traditional German Christmas market experience.
The smell of freshly grilled bratwurst wafting through the air can only mean one thing: a German Christmas market is in full swing! From the famous Thüringer bratwurst to the delicious Bockwurst to the classic Nürnberger, there are countless variations of bratwurst to try.
No wonder why Currywurst has become a staple of German cuisine - it's a deliciously spicy, savory, and all-time favorite snack that is loved by all! From the streets of Berlin to the Christmas markets in Munich, Currywurst can't be missed during the holiday season. A classic German delicacy, it's a unique combination of flavors that can't be found anywhere else.
This classic French treat is very popular in Germany. The favorite toppings are Nutella and banana or apple sauce sprinkled with lots of powdered sugar. An absolutely irresistible treat! Pfannkuchen are the German version of these delectable thin pancakes. Pfannkuchen are sure to impress your taste buds and bring a smile to your face. They can be eaten either sweet or savory.
18. Germknödel - Sweet Yeast Dumplings
Craving something sweet and indulgent? Look no further than Germknödel - a traditional Bavarian-Austrian treat that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Made with a fluffy yeast dough and covered with a rich vanilla sauce that's sprinkled with poppy seeds. Look out for the Germknödel that are filled with jam or plum compote for an extra-special treat.
19. Schaschlik - German Pork Shashlik
German Schaschlik skewers drenched in a tangy bell pepper sauce are one of my favorite treats at fairs and markets. These skewers are loaded with crispy meat, onions, and vegetables. A delectable treat for any foodie that should not be missed when visiting a Christmas market.
20. Mutzen & Mutzenmandeln
Mutzen and Mutzenmandeln are popular German pastries that are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. It is not only a Christmas classic, but it is also very popular during the Karneval season in Germany. This classic German confection reminds me a little of beignets. With their unique shape, sweet flavor, and historical significance, Mutzenmandeln are a must-have when visiting Germany.
I hope you found some new, delicious recipes to add to your repertoire. Get your aprons out and get ready to start cooking, and don´t forget to check out my other German Christmas recipes.