Whether you party at a music festival in Germany during summer or stroll over a traditional German Christmas market in winter. You will likely smell this freshly baked deliciousness from afar. Germans love their bread and so it is no wonder that it also comes as street food.Handbrot, also known as Rahmklecks, is a bread filled with melted cheese and ham. What makes Handbrot so special is its simplicity. The combination of freshly baked dough, greasy melted cheese and then the creamy freshness of the cold quark is simply out of this world.While Handbrot was invented in Dresden over 20 years ago and was first only available in that region, it now pops up at more and more festivals, Christmas markets and street food trucks all across Germany. Nevertheless, Handbrot remains something special.
Look to the people who survive winters with only a few hours of sunlight each day for the coziest and most heart-warming holiday drinks. The answer, according to Germans is mulled wine.There are different regional variations of mulled wine, and the recipe itself is always more of a guideline than a rulebook. German Glühwein, which literally translates to glow-wine, because of how you feel after you’ve been drinking tiny mugs outside in December.
Glühwein is traditionally served at stalls at Christmas markets across Germany and Austria to keep people warm as they shop and socialize.