From Frankfurt to Hamburg, Ker & Downey’s Gourmet Germany culinary tour reveals a range of delicious diversions. The Michelin stars shine brightly on this 10-night culinary journey through Northern Germany.

Gourmet Germany Culinary Tour with Ker & Downey

Suggested journey at a glance: 11 days/10 nights in Frankfurt, Geisenheim, Bensberg, Münster, and Hamburg

Gourmet Germany - Food Itinerary - Ker & Downey Culinary Journey


This suggested Northern Germany getaway is just one way to experience the flavors on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.


Your Gourmet Germany tour begins in Frankfurt with accommodations at the only privately-managed luxury hotel in the city. Dive into the culinary history of Europe’s largest financial center with a full-day privately guided tour exploring the historic city’s architecture and the legendary Kleinmarkthalle with its 60+ vendors. A taste of cider at a local wine pub and reservations at Restaurant Sèvres by Roland Füssel round out your time in Frankfurt.


Continue onward to the Geisenheim region of Germany for a stay and a once-in-a-lifetime reservation at Restaurant Schwarzenstein by Nils Henkel, a two-Michelin starred restaurant. Henkel serves only two menus, FAUNA and FLORA, which are truly unique and imaginative with different textures and aromatic surprises, paying particular attention to seasonal herbs and vegetables. Enjoy a VIP tour of the 1,200-year old Schloss Johannisberg and Rheingau vineyards, the world’s first Riesling wine estate originally founded as a Benedictine monastery, followed by a private guided tour of Koblenz, located where the Mosel river joins the Rhine.


Transfer next to the Cologne region of Germany and your luxury accommodations with views overlooking Cologne Cathedral. Set out on a private guided walking tour of Cologne to uncover the 2,000-year history of the city. Visit the cathedral, Museum Ludwig, Praetorium, Hohenzollern Bridge, and a stop on a rooftop terrace with fabulous views over Cologne. Dinner will take place at three-Michelin starred Restaurant Vendôme, internationally regarded as the best restaurant in Germany.


Next, journey to the iconic region of Münster for an in-depth discovery of the delicacies of Westphalia and a contemporary luxury stay. Experiences in Münster include a personally-designed Münster-Westphalia gourmet experience and a visit to the “Foucault Pendulum” Art installation by Gerhard Richter, where you will be personally received by the curator.


Your Gourmet Germany Culinary Tour concludes in beautiful Hamburg amid the grand ambiance of Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Catch a glimpse of Hamburg’s highlights with a private guided tour of the city, visiting the impressive Port of Hamburg and dining with locals at the Hamburg Fish Market, a cornerstone of the city since 1703. Later, marvel at the custom model creations at Miniatur Wunderland and savor a final farewell dinner at 2-Michelin starred Restaurant Haerlin by Christoph Rüffer. A private transfer to the airport ensures a seamless departure for your return journey home.

Custom Trips to Germany

Ready to dig into our Gourmet Germany Culinary Tour with its wide range of delicious diversions? Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own journey. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Germany at the Ker & Downey Difference.