One of the world's largest food and agriculture fairs, the International Green Week in Berlin focussed on sustainability and carbon emission reduction. Here are the kind of solutions the food industry has come up with.
Though there's a long list of specialties that make Franconians proud, a relatively simple dish is way up at the top: their Bratwurst. For locals, the sausage is as much a part of Christmas as cookies and mulled wine.
From sausage dinners to gift-bearing angels, here are some of the most distinctive festive traditions in Germany.
It was a long journey from currywurst to insect burger: in Germany, snack culture has changed drastically. Fusion food trucks have become common place in a nation where both sausage and tofu snacks share sidewalks.
While a lot of people are willing to give up meat, many still yearn for a nice Sunday roast or grilled sausage. The business of producing food to please the palates of vegans and vegetarians is booming, meat substitutes in particular. Why is that?
Demand for meat-free foods is up — 23% in the US last year alone, according to The Good Food Institute. But can plant-based alternatives replace classic burgers and sausages, and are they really better for the climate?
The butcher and metal fan Simon Ellery, originally from New Zealand, reinvents the sausage in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Spray paint is the bane of the existence of many city residents. In the Italian city of Verona, a local graffiti artist has begun transforming offensive tags into civic-minded street art. With a culinary flair, professional muralist Pier Paolo Spinazzé turns swastikas into strawberries, Celtic crosses into cupcakes and neofascist slogans into giant sausages.
Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich visits traditional and modern classics in Weimar: Goethe's house, the new Bauhaus museum, Hotel Elephant and the ACC gallery.
From offended sausages to tap-dancing bears — these idiomatic expressions bring a little poetry to the German language.
Franconian grilled sausages are a traditional favorite at the Christmas market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The idyllic Bavarian town is as pretty as a picture at Christmas.
Bretons like their crepes savory and filled with all kinds of interesting things such as ham, groundbeef, sausages and roquefort. Galettes are made with buckwheat flour.
Matthias Münz calls himself Munich’s "crazy ice cream maker“. He opened his first ice cream parlour in 2012. Since then, his sausage, salmon and guacamole-ice creams have made him a Munich hit.
Vetzgerei is a butcher shop in Berlin that suits the taste of the growing vegan movement. Its homemade sausages, cold cuts and spreads are made entirely of plant-based ingredients.
Franconian sausages are part and parcel of Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas market. The small Bavarian town is considered ultra romantic. So it's the perfect spot for a festive market.
In Mainz, you can make your own sausage in the specialized studio "Wurstgefühle". Choose your own ingredients – under the expert supervision of sausage maker Raffael Schaad.
Karol Kasierski is one of more than 500,000 Poles living in Berlin. In 2015, he opened his own restaurant called "tak tak", where he serves up Żurek soup. It's a white borscht soured with fermented bread and served with diced sausage.
When firms conspire, customers, suppliers and competitors lose out. Cartels may be illegal in Germany, but they are not a rarity. Collusion has affected the sausage, chocolate and the beer business. Is nothing sacred?
Luther chocolates, Luther sausages, Luther socks: the Protestant reformer has arrived in the 21st century and is being marketed like a pop star. We check out the souvenir shops.
Protein-rich insects are being billed as a key to food security amid global population growth. But some countries are already ahead of the game. Kenyans consider flying ants a delicacy, and one professor is researching how to blend bugs into biscuits and sausages.
Boiled sausage in red-wine sauce is a standard dish at small family restaurants throughout the region. DW visits one of these bouchons to see how this classic Lyonnaise meal is prepared.
Love it or hate it - Germany is famous for its sausage. Here are 10 popular variations of the meaty treat.
Eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding, tomatoes, mushrooms and beans are all ingredients in an English breakfast. It might be delicious, but is it healthy?
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