Kale field Oldenburg, © Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH / Verena Brandt
© Oldenburg Tourismus und Marketing GmbH / Verena Brandt

Food and Drink

Embark upon a voyage of discovery through the culinary regions of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and enjoy a variety of typical German food. All freshly harvested and prepared. Whether you want plaice and North Sea crabs in spring on the coast, fresh German asparagus and strawberries throughout Niedersachsen, apples and cherries from the Altes Land region in summer or German cabbage and Pinkel sausage in the colder months - indulgence is always in season in Niedersachsen.

Food and drink is a cultural asset in Niedersachsen – from the tea-drinking tradition in the North and the beer culture and Bock beer that originated from the Weser Uplands (Weserbergland), to dairy specialities and products from Lüneburger Heath, Harz mountains and the North Sea. In Niedersachsen, you can sample traditional German food not only in the many hotels and cafés but also on visits and tours. Visit weekly markets and farm shops to take some of the culinary delights home with you. Events such as food truck festivals, asparagus festivals and farmers’ markets provide some very special culinary experiences. But there is more to discover than just the regional food culture here in Niedersachsen. Niedersachsen’s top chefs, awarded stars by the Michelin Guide and Gault Millau, produce outstanding gourmet cuisine - that is also typical Niedersachsen.

Fall in love with Niedersachsen’s products and specialities!


Eating healthy - Superfoods are said to have special health benefits. They are said to help with more energy, beauty and health. Would you like to try it on your next holiday? Niedersachsen has a whole lot of superfoods.

geerntete Äpfel in großen Apfelkisten zwischen Apfelbäumen, © Tourismusverband LK Stade/Elbe e. V./ Martin Elsen
© Tourismusverband LK Stade/Elbe e. V./ Martin Elsen



What do you eat in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)?