Ask a foodie: SouthWest Germany is the nation’s gourmet capital. No other area in Germany can match the number of Michelin-starred restaurants, let alone the the large amount of cozy taverns and wine bars, serving the best in regional dishes.
High-quality dining doesn’t get any better than in SouthWest Germany. And we have the stars to prove it: more Michelin stars and better Gault Millau guidebook ratings than any other German state. Good food is part of the way of life.
Gourmet tips from Gault Millau
Gault Millau is another highly-respected international gourmet guide to restaurants and wine. In fact, their “Gourmet Guide to SouthWest Germany” is their first and only guide devoted to just one Federal State. As well as restaurants, the Gault Millau food critics were impressed by the quality of the wines and the local produce.
Baiersbronn: a gourmet pilgrimage destination
Thanks to its eight Michelin stars, the small Black Forest community of Baiersbronn is no longer a secret. Take a culinary tour. Start in chef Jörg Sackmann’s Schlossberg restaurant, with its two stars. Then move on to the legendary Hotel Bareiss in Mitteltal, with 3-Michelin-star chef Claus-Peter Lumpp. Finish in the Schwarzwaldstube at the Hotel Traube in Tonbach, where Harald Wohlfahrt is rated the best chef in Germany. He has even provided gourmet meals for astronauts in space!