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German Breakfast – 20 Best Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try

Last updated on November 8th, 2022 at 05:10 pm

German breakfast – If you’re visiting Germany, better not miss some of this traditional breakfast in Germany that we complied for you.

You’ll have delicious options, both savory and sweet. Read here best German food, German desserts and vegetarian food in Germany

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WHERE TO STAY IN GERMANY

Germany is not one of the most popular countries to visit in Europe. It can be expensive, but there are a ton of options. Hotel dorm prices can start from $20, while private hotel rooms start at around $50. Food can easily go for $10-15 per dish.

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German Breakfast – 20 Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try

Traditional breakfast foods in Germany are cooked eggs, fried pork sausages or bacon, fried or deep-fried potatoes, toasted bread, pancakes (or egg-battered French Toast), and syrup, cereals, or hot oatmeal.

Germany also has various popular breakfasts in its various regions so we’ll be looking at those too in this post.

Let’s start looking at some of the breakfasts in Germany you can try.

1. Fruhstuck, a full German breakfast

A German Breakfast Not to Miss

A complete German breakfast, the Fruhstuck, German Breakfast - 20 Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try
A complete German breakfast, the Fruhstuck

Fruhstuck is the German term for a full German breakfast – German rolls and other pastries and bread, with wurst (German sausages), jelly, cereals, yogurt, and cheese platter, with soft boiled eggs.

2. German Brotchen

Brotchen or German bread rolls for your German breakfast, German Breakfast - 20 Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try
Brotchen or German bread rolls for your German breakfast

The German brotchen is just one of Germany’s fine breads, and there’s no doubt Germany does really amazing breads. Always the best way to start beautiful mornings in Germany.

3. German Bauernfruhstuck – Farmer’s Breakfast

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German breakfast – Farmer’s breakfast

The German Bauernfruhstuck is the popular German Farmer’s Breakfast. If you’re familiar with the Spanish Tortilla, the Bauernfruhstuck is sort of a mix of a potato omelet with that. If it’s a savory breakfast you’re looking for, potatoes with herbs is definitely the one to try.

4. German Apfelkuchen – German Apple Custard Cake

Apfelkuchen, German Apple Custard Cake , German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,
Apfelkuchen, German Apple Custard Cake for your German Breakfast

The German Apfelkuchen is a delicious sweet way to start your mornings in Germany. This German breakfast is a moist cake with lots of apples and custard and a German dessert and German breakfast in one! We love our coffees with something sweet, and this is something we’d love to have.

5. Muesli

Muesli , German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,

Germans love their healthy lifestyle and mornings can easily start with a good bowl of Mueli with your favorite fruits and nuts. Overnight oats with muesli are a good German breakfast to have too. For the overnight oats, you’ll have to prepare this in advance.

6. German Apple Pancakes

Dutch baby pancakes are like german pancakes. German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,

This German Apple Pancakes look a lot like Dutch baby pancakes. These are thick, delicious pancakes often stuffed. Compared to small individual pancakes, this one’s a huge, whole pancake.

7. German Potato Omelet

German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try, German potato omelet

German potato omelet, closed to a Spanish tortilla, is a mix of potatoes and eggs perfect for a protein-packed and strong start of your day. Perfect German breakfast.

8. Hopple Popple – German Breakfast Casserole

The Hopple Popple or German breakfast Casserole. German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,

The Hopple Popple is the German Breakfast Casserole. It’s almost a full dish and easily a full breakfast meal in itself, perfect for those long mornings you have on days you’d be visiting places in Germany. Base is like that of a pizza, made with shredded hash browns, mixed with egg, topped with cheese and pepperoni.

9. German Kartoffelpuffer – Potato Pancakes

German Kartoffelpuffer - Potato Pancakes , German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,

These German Kartoffelpuffer or German potato pancakes are the best! These pancakes are made with finely grated starchy potatoes, onion, egg, flour, and sea salt, and commonly served with fried eggs and bacon. 

10. Apple Cinnamon Kaiserschmarrn

German Kartoffelpuffer - Potato Pancakes , German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,

Apple Cinnamon Kaiserschmarrn – another tasty and sweet German breakfast, and you’ll be surprised with apples! Seeing a pattern with Germany’s top traditional breakfasts?

11. Griessbrei – German Semolina Pudding

Griessbrei or the German Semolina Pudding, German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,
Image via Wikimedia / Alice Wiegand

Griessbrei or the German Semolina Pudding is a nice sweet German breakfast you’ll love for those morning you’re craving something sweet. It’s usually best served with something sweet on the side – like Nutella or jam.

12. German Eggs in Mustard Sauce

German Eggs in Mustard Sauce , German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,

German Eggs in Mustard Sauce are delicious pre-boiled eggs, served with mustard sauce and side of potatoes. A German breakfast to not miss!

13. German Waffles

German Waffles for your breakfast in Germany , German Breakfast, Traditional Breakfast in Germany to Try,

German waffles are tasty and a great way to back some carbs in your mornings, and it’s almost the same as Begian waffles, with the only difference that German waffles are mostly made as heart shaped waffles.

14. German Potato Breakfast Casserole

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Image via The Sweetest Occassion

Another one of German breakfasts made with a mix of potato and eggs is the German Potato Breakfast Casserole. These are served like a quiche. If potatoes are what you’re craving for, these are not to miss.

 15. Schnecken – Sticky German Cinnamon Buns

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German Schnecken of the Sticky German Cinnamon Buns – love to partner these with your morning coffee or tea!

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Breakfast Drinks

16. German Coffee / Kaffee

Kaffee  - perfect partner for your breakfast in Germany , German Breakfast And Traditional Breakfast in Germany

German coffee or Kaffee are of course a perfect drink to compliment any of your chosen German breakfast. German roast coffee is often mild, and we love to partner it either with sweet or savory German breakfast options.

17. Zartbitter Heisse Schokolade – Dark Hot Chocolate

Zartbitter Heisse Schokolade German Hot chocolate drink , German Breakfast And Traditional Breakfast in Germany

Cocoa really makes for amazing German Dark Chocolate, perfect for Germany’s cold weather!

18. Hefeweizen – Homemade Bircher

Hefeweizen - Homemade Bircher for your brotzeit or second breakfast

Hefeweizen is a type of Weiss Beer, with the term hefeweizen actually meaning white beer in German. You will be surprised to find beer in this German breakfast list, however, Germans have something they call brotzeit or second breakfast. It’s perfect for brunch!

A German brotzeit will often be a comination of bread with some cheese, or a delicious pretzel, veal sausages, maybe white radishes, and a Hefeweizen.

19. Smoothies

German smoothie, German Breakfast And Traditional Breakfast in Germany

The sample above is a delicious blackberry smoothie, and Germans love their healthy and full breakfast, and smoothies are always a possibility.

20. Juices – Breakfast in Germany drinks

German Breakfast And Traditional Breakfast in Germany

German fresh juices not to miss when you want a good and healthy German breakfast.

BEST TIME TO VISIT GERMANY

For a good weather, you might want to visit around late spring or early autum, and in Germany these months are May, September and early October.

These are the best months to visit in Germany. October is also popular for festivals in Germany. If you are visiting Germany for ski season in the alps, you’ll be visiting around the Christmas season, and around end of March.

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Hope you liked our German Breakfast post. These are 20 traditional breakfasts in Germany you can try when you visit. And if you do, tell us your favorite! Happy travels and til our next travel post.

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.