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“Asparagus and Braunschweig Mumme,
good sausages, delicious beer,
to quench your thirst and quench your hunger,
are dished up in abundance here.”*

Braunschweig is known not only for its thousand years of history and its diverse cultural life – its culinary specialities are also popular far beyond the city’s borders. In medieval times, the Lion City became famous for exporting Braunschweiger Mumme and, over the years, many a delicacy from Braunschweig has become a well-known speciality. Today, both Braunschweig’s lively restaurants scene and its many shops invite you to sample the various and delicious local treats on offer.

Cooking ingredients and cans of Mumme  (Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH)

Specialities from Braunschweig

Braunschweiger Mumme

Braunschweiger Mumme

In the Middle Ages, Braunschweig owed its economic prominence as a trading town partly to Mumme, a malty extract. Thanks to its unique composition, Mumme was very hardy and perfect for the Hanse fleet...

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

Everyone knows Lebkuchen from Nuremberg and Aachen. But what about Lebkuchen from Braunschweig? Try some – you won’t regret it. After all, Braunschweig boasts a tradition of Lebkuchen production that ...

Asparagus

Asparagus

White as snow, stout and straight – only if all of these quality criteria are fully met may the royal vegetable call itself “Braunschweiger Spargel”. From early modern times, asparagus has been cultiv...

Braunkohl and Bregenwurst

Braunkohl and Bregenwurst

During winter, a strong and savoury scent rises from plates all around Braunschweig. This is the traditional time for enjoying Braunkohl (kale) and Bregenwurst (raw, smoked Mettwurst sausage). After t...

Braunschweiger Mettwurst

Braunschweiger Mettwurst

Sausage from Braunschweig is famous the world over – however, the term “Braunschweiger” is used to describe many different types of sausages. Find out here if there is “the” Braunschweiger and if so, ...

Uhlen and Apen

Uhlen and Apen

Till Eulenspiegel’s legacy in Braunschweig does not only consist of tricks and pranks – he is also remembered for his delicious Uhlen and Apen. These owls and guenons are animal-shaped sweet cakes tha...

Coffee

People in Braunschweig cherish their coffee, with traditional coffee manufacturer Heimbs active in Braunschweig since 1880. Carefully selected raw materials are refined with Heimbs’s vast experience, to become highly aromatic coffee – the quality is clear in every cup.

Beer from Braunschweig

Braunschweig and beer – these two have been paired together since the Middle Ages. Back then, the city of Henry the Lion boasted more than 300 breweries, all of them contributing to Braunschweig’s rise as an important commercial city. Even today, you can find the architectural traces of Braunschweig...

Recipes from Braunschweig

Main dishes, salads, desserts – delicious recipes with specialities from Braunschweig.

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* Original (German):
„Mumme und den dicksten Spargel,
Gute Wurst und gutes Bier,
Gibt es hier in großen Mengen,
Durst und Hunger still´n sie dir.“
Quote on a picture postcard dating from around the turn of the century (Source: Gertrud and Georg Ruppelt, Das Buch vom Spargel aus Braunschweig, Geschichte, Geschichten und viele Rezepte rund um ein Spitzengemüse, p. 107, Braunschweig: Verlag Michael Kuhle, 1994.).