“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.
* 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.).