A Typical German Breakfast Posted by Larissa on Mar 30, 2016 in Food, vocabulary
I find the day always starts off better when you have a good breakfast. In Germany you usually have a very simple breakfast consisting of German bread, various toppings (butter, jam, sausage etc), boiled eggs, coffee and juice. I personally love this style of breakfast as it’s a bit like a buffet and everyday you can pick something different!
In the morning you would walk to the bakery to pick up your bread/bread rolls. A few big chain bakeries are: Wimmer, Zöttl and Rischart. Depending where you live, there are also some bakeries that come to your door everyday selling their goods, which is of course very convenient. Here are a few examples of German bread:
das Vollkornbrot wholemeal bread
das Dinkelbrot spelt bread
das Kartoffelbrot potato bread
das Weißbrot white bread
die Semmel(n) breadroll(s)
die Breze(n) pretzel(s)
Ein bayerisches Frühstück
In Bavaria they have a traditional second breakfast consisting of Weißbier (literally translates to “white beer”, is however wheat beer), Weißwürste (white sausages) mit süßem Senf (with sweet mustard) und Brezen (pretzels). It may sound odd to drink beer in the morning but the Bavarians see Beer as Lebensmittel (food) rather than alcohol! This would be eaten at around 10:30, after breakfast and before lunch, hence why it is called ein zweites Frühstück. If you’re interested on how to eat Weißwürste then take a look at Sandra’s post here.
To end with here is a list of typical foods to eat with your bread. Maybe this will help you start your day off well!
die Marmelade the jam
das gekochte Ei/die gekochten Eier the boiled egg(s)
die Butter the butter
die Wurst the sausage
die Salami the salami
der Brotaufstrich the spread (literally translated “bread spread”)
der Käse the cheese
der Frischkäse the cream cheese
das (die) Radieschen the radish(es) – usually sprinkled with salt
die Tomate(n) the tomato(es)
die Traube(n) the grape(s)
der (die) A(Ä)pfel the apple(s)
der Kaffee the coffee
der Saft the juice
Thanks for reading!