Bread in Germany

Arguably the most advanced bread culture in the world, the Germans have more bakeries and eat more varieties of bread than any other country in the world (according to Wikipedia so it must be true...).  There are now 2256 officially recognised types of bread in Germany and they are applying for UNESCO recognition for bread.  There is even a bread register where you can track the progress the German's make categorising and grouping and cataloguing bread.  Only the Germans....

The germans tend to eat sour dough bread made with rye, spelt and wheat flours and packed with grains and seeds.  They also indulge in white flour for their pretzels and bread rolls.  Eaten at virtually every meal, bread still forms a cornerstone of the German diet.

There are literally thousands of bakers all over Germany and bread is a regional issue.  In this section are just a tiny few of the best that we have come across and these only from Hamburg and Munich.  To find them click here or on the link to the left.  As ever if you would like to nominate a baker for the virtual network please contact us!

4 Responses to “Bread in Germany”

  1. sissy

    08. Feb, 2013

    I wonder why the German Bakery in Windsor is not mention ???
    Certainly not only they are supreme bakers but also Artists. have you seen their window displays ??? out of this world !!!

  2. virtuousbread

    12. Feb, 2013

    Dear Sissy

    thank you for telling us about the Germany bakery - what a lovely suggestion that we check it out. We will! And very soon.

  3. susan

    29. Sep, 2017

    always wondered WHY GERMAN bread is superior in taste & longevity. its denseness & whole grain goodness unlike anywhere elses bread. AND AFFORDABLE!

  4. virtuousbread

    29. Sep, 2017

    The bread culture in Germany was never lost. Different grains like rye are very humid when baked, all seeds and grains are soaked, most bread has at least two grains for added flavour, I can go on and on. It's a cultural thing.

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