What Do Germans Eat For Breakfast? Find Out Here!

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Let’s talk about food! What can you expect on your plate when you have breakfast in Germany? What do locals eat?

You probably won’t be too surprised by the first item as there’s a good chance it’s also popular in your part of the world. Otherwise, I do find German breakfasts nice, but a little different to what I’m used to.

In this article, we’re talking all about German breakfasts so you can find out the answer to what Germans eat for breakfast.

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In the video below, you’ll see the 15 most popular breakfast foods in Germany.

Before you watch, see if you can guess what they will be – although the picture on the video below is a spoiler!

While I initially found eating bread, cold cuts and cheeses for breakfast a little weird (as it seemed more like lunch food for me), I soon got into it and enjoyed it a lot.

So don’t just stick to what you eat at home in Germany. Give all the foods a chance!

Want to learn more about German food? Find our guide to typical dishes here, the 10 most popular foods in Germany here and learn all about German bread (it’s complicated!) here. You can also find all our German food articles here.

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By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon first fell in love with Germany back in 2000 on her first visit. She loves the long history, the picturesque Old Towns, the castles, the food, everything really! Since then, she has visited many times and loves writing about Germany here so you can enjoy it too. In fact, Sharon loves German culture so much that she sent her kids to a German primary school in Australia. She especially loves Berlin and towns with charming Old Towns like Celle and Quedlinburg. Sharon also has a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and understands the nitty gritty of travel planning. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to Germany whether it's your first or tenth time!

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