milk can, © Mittelweser-Touristik GmbH
© Mittelweser-Touristik GmbH

Gourmet Tourist Routes


The Gourmet Tourist Routes through Lower Saxony enable tourists to sample typical German food and regional culinary delicacies precisely where they are made. Give your taste buds an epicurean treat and savour regional dishes from Lower Saxony.

There is a high concentration of dairy farms in the North Sea-Elbe-Weser region to the west of Hamburg. The traditional small Melkhus dairy stores at the side of the road, village dairies and milk manufacturers along the scenic routes tempt visitors to stop off to sample their delicious dairy products. And if you book in advance, you can also visit the farms, cow sheds, milking parlours and meadows and see for yourself the freshness of the produce.

Specialist cheeses, including buffalo mozzarella, Pecorino or even ice cream made from goat’s milk, can all be found in the village cheesemakers, dairies and ice cream manufacturers in this beautiful and picturesque state. The local cheese markets are also perfect for sampling different varieties of cheese and discovering new and interesting flavours. Find out how holes appear in cheese or from which region the different types of cheese come.