Gourmet Germany

Gourmet Germany

Germany’s many Michelin stars shine brightly on this 10-night culinary journey through Northern Germany. Beginning in Frankfurt and concluding in Hamburg, Ker & Downey’s Gourmet Germany reveals a range of delicious diversions – from international markets to centuries-old winemaking traditions, and including reservations at some of the country’s finest restaurants.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

Itinerary Description:

Your Gourmet Germany tour begins in Frankfurt with accommodations at the only privately-managed luxury hotel in the city, The Grandhotel Hessischer Hof. 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 at the distinguished Relais & Chateaux Hotel Burg Schwarzenstein 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 at Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg 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 stay at the design-forward Mauritzhof Hotel Münster. 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 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 Miniaturwunderland 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.

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