BROTZEIT® FOOD CULTURE
Brotzeit®’s friendly yet relaxed service makes it the perfect escape ideal for a quick bite, lunch or chill out after a hard day of work and a relaxing place for family and friends on weekends.
With it’s warm & contemporary design, your favourite German
beer served up to perfection, German dishes carefully crafted from only the best ingredients and in an environment that eludes what we Germans refer to as ‘Gemütlichkeit’. It’s that warm, friendly,
and fuzzy vibe that you get when a place feels just right!
Enjoy your time at Brotzeit!
GERMAN FOOD CULTURE
German cuisine varies from region to region. Pork, beef, and poultry are the main varieties of meat consumed in Germany; pork is the most popular. Throughout all regions, meat is often eaten in sausage form. More than 1500 different types of sausage are produced in Germany.
A popular German saying has the meaning: "Breakfast like an emperor" Breakfast is usually a selection of breads and rolls with jam and honey or cold cuts and cheese, sometimes accompanied by a boiled egg. Cereals or muesli with milk or yoghurt is less common but widespread. More than 300 types of bread are sold in bakery shops across the country. Occasionally, more traditional and heartier Breakfasts, like the Bavarian "Brotzeit" with Weisswurst, Sweet Mustard and Wheat beer, or the Bauernfruhstuck are also popular.
A typical cheese and cold meat buffet served at private festivities
As a country with many immigrants, Germany has adopted many international dishes into its cuisine and daily eating habits. Italian dishes like pizza and pasta, Turkish and Arab dishes like doner kebab and falafel, are well established, especially in bigger cities.
International burger chains, as well as Chinese and Greek restaurants, are widespread. Indian, Thai, Japanese, and other Asian cuisines have gained popularity in recent decades.
Among high-profile restaurants in Germany, the Michelin guide has awarded nine restaurants three stars, the highest designation, while 15 more received two stars. German restaurants have become the world's second most decorated eateries after France. Although German wine is becoming more popular in many parts of Germany, the national alcoholic drink is beer. Germany has more than 1,200 breweries. And more than 5,000 German brands. German beer is famous throughout the world. The famous "Purity Law" of 1516 has been recognised by the European Parliament, through which the German recipe is protected as a "traditional German foodstuff". German beer consumption per person is among the highest in the world. Beer varieties include Alt, Bock, Dunkel, Kolsch, Lager, Malzbier, Pils, and Weizenbier.
Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often simply called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds (Theresienwiese) themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modelled after the original Munich event.
The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place during the 16 days up to, and including, the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival would go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now open 17 days when the first Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1.
In 2010, the festival lasted until the first Monday in October (October 4), to mark the 200th anniversary of the event. The festival is held in an area named the Theresienwiese (field, or meadow, of Therese), often called the Wiesn for short, located near Munich's centre. Large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed, with 7.7 million litres served during the 16 day festival in 2013. Visitors may also enjoy a mixture of attractions, such as amusement rides, side stalls and games, as well as a wide variety of traditional food such as Hendl (roast chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), \Hurst' (sausages) along with Brezen (pretzels), Knodel (potato or bread dumplings), Kasespatzle (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkohl/Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a spicy cheese-butter spread) and Weißwurst (a white sausage).