Food and Drink

Food and Drink in Nuremberg

© Uwe Niklas

More than another city in Germany, Nuremberg stands for culinary delights. While gingerbread is most popular during the Christmas season, the city's finger-sized sausages can be enjoyed all year long. Franconian specialties such as a crisy "Schäufele" pork shoulder or pan-fried carp are also worth a try. A cool beer from a small and privatley owned Franconian brewery is always the right accompaniment.


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[Translate to Englisch:] Kai Behringer von Behringer's Bratwursthäusle

Kai Behringer - Behringer's Bratwurstküchen

I was born in 1966 as a real "Nuremberger" in the Hallerwiese Hospital. I grew up in my parent's business, the Bratwursthäusle. As a baby, my mother laid me in the bread basket on the counter of the restaurant and so almost...[more]

Nürnberger Altstadtfest (Old Town Festival Nuremberg)

September 15 - 26, 2016

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Experience Organic! / (c) Congress- und Tourismus-Zentrale Nürnberg

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Andree Köthe and Yves Ollech - Essigbrätlein © Ute Wünsch

Andree Köthe - Essigbrätlein

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Culinary experiences at the Nuremberg Old Town Festival © Uwe Niklas

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[Translate to Englisch:] Elisen-Lebkuchen

Recipe: "Elisenlebkuchen" Gingerbread

Ingredients (for ca. 20 gingerbread):

  • 220 g sugar
  • 150 g egg white (from 4 eggs)
  • 40 g honey
  • 30 g apricot jam
  • 50 g marzipan
  • 250 g hazelnuts, ground and roasted
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Franconian Carp (Photo: © FrankenTourismus / STE)

Franconian Carp

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Peter Kolb - Brezen Kolb

My name is Peter Kolb and I am owner of the traditional Nuremberg firm "Brezen Kolb". It is easy to guess from my surname that this pretzel-baking company was brought to life and formed by my family - now for more than 30...[more]

Nuremberg Bratwurst © CTZ Nürnberg

Bratwurst Tour

A City Tour to "Sausage-Significant" Places

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