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GERMANY: The city of Leipzig stands out when it comes to their food and restaurant scene, partly because the city has always been more prosperous than its rural surroundings. Leipzig's Chefs have naturally used this to their full advantage, whipping up some incredible cuisine in some lovely locations. Today, we'll show you what's good and where to find it!
In the middle of Leipzig's picturesque old town (and close to the Adina Hotel Leipzig), you’ll find the traditional Auerbachs Keller. Popular with locals and celebs alike - one of their underground wine taverns was also named after the famous writer, Goethe. If you want to sample traditional local cuisine, you'll be well served by the excellent menu and reasonable prices. Entertaining guided tours of the historic wine taverns and the restaurant run daily, providing a nice accompaniment to the whole experience.
Who wouldn't want to sip wine in a cosy, rustic cellar bar on a winter's day? In addition to the delightful surrounds, "Mein Leipzig" restaurant serves what is probably Leipzig's best-known speciality - the "Leipziger Allerlei". A hearty crayfish dish that's loaded to the gills with veggies. On insider tip is to try the mixed salad named after the restaurant - their house dressing is a standout. And, in warm weather, the pretty backyard terrace is an absolute standout for those who want to catch some sunshine.
Set in the world's oldest terminus station, Leipzig speciality beer, Gose, is not only served, but also brewed by hand. As you'd expect, the brewery's historic rooms each have their own individual ambience, making them incredibly inviting in the colder months. And, as summer rolls, around, the brewery's sociable beer garden invites you to linger and sample their regional specialities.
Calling all sweet tooths! In the small non-descript bakery, you’ll find various some of Leipzig typical dessert offering. The bakery's signature "Leipziger Lerche" - a delicious variation of the macaron tartlet made with shortcrust pastry, jam, and marzipan - is easily the best in town. And if cakes and stollen or hand-pressed rolls are more to your taste, there's plenty to choose from here.
“Drallewatsch” is Leipzig's best-known pub district, so it's a must-do on any stay in the city. The name is derived from the Saxon term to "experiencing something" and that's exactly what we recommend you do! Take your time and stroll through the Drallewatsch and see what takes your fancy - there's a vast range of pubs and taverns serving home-style cooking, and even the occasional sweet garden eateries or two if you look close enough. Be sure to try the "Allasch" - a typical Leipzig caraway liqueur with a high alcohol content. It tastes best ice-cold or paired with a Gose beer.
The Adina Hotel Leipzig is located in right in the old town and is therefore the ideal starting point for discovery tours through the Saxon metropolis. It's an easy walk to the nearby restaurants and lively bars and a great way to work off any stray calories if you overindulge. The hotel's Alto Restaurant and Bar also serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening cocktail delights - perfect if you fancy an evening in. And, for those who like to cater for themselves on holiday, the private kitchens in the studios and apartments have all the mod cons for making delicious meals. If you're on the lookout for a culinary adventure, Leipzig is calling.