Germany Unplugged : Holidaying in the SouthWest

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vineyards of stuttgart

vineyards of Stuttgart

There are so many ways to taste the delights of SouthWest Germany. Sip a cool glass of white wine overlooking sunny vineyards. Nibble spicy cheese in a farm shop in the Swabian Mountains. Enjoy a meal in a Michelin-starred restaurant in the Black Forest. That’s what we call hospitality in this part of the world.

Indian Restaurants

Restaurants serving Indian delicacies can be found all over SouthWest Germany. In fact, Indian cuisine is highly rates among locals who often patronize them all year round for mouthwatering dishes ranging from Tandoori Kebabs, Dum Biryani, Chicken Tikka and vegetarian delicacies as well. Stuttgart has the maximum number of Indian restaurants, with smaller cities like Heidelberg, Freiburg, Karlsruhe and the Black Forest also offering a sumptuous Indian spread.

Wine Country

Light lovely and fruity. SoutWest Germany’s wines are easy to appreciate, and they are of a high quality. Germany’s 2013 winemaker of the year comes from Iringen, near Freiburg. Joachim Heger grows the region’s classic grapes for his award winning wines: Reisling, Grauburgunder (pinot gris), Weissburgunder (pinot blanc), Silvaner and Spaetburgunder (pinot noir)

Local Specialities – Black Forest Cake

To appreciate why this treat is world famous, eat it in the Black Forest. The authentic version has fresh thick cream, seriously dark chocolate and Kirsch, or cerry schnapps made from locally picked Morello cherries. Perfect with coffee.

stuttgart-beer-festival © Thomas Niedermüller

stuttgart-beer-festival © Thomas Niedermüller

Beer Country

Beer is also taken very seriously in SouthWest Germany, with the best brews conforming to Germany’s age-old purity laws – using just hops, malt water and no additives. Small local breweries are everywhere. In late September/ mid October, the second largest Beer festival in Germany is held at Stuttgart.


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  2. Indian cuisine has no doubt gained popularity worldwide and it is surely loved in Germany not only by the Indians but also by the native people. Thanks for sharing the insights on spending holidays in Germany.

    1. swamiupendra says:

      Indeed, I have myself experienced the love for Indian food from Europe to far east, even in those places where, there is not sizable population of expat Indians. Credit goes to Indian cuisine…

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