Foodie things to do in Germany in April

Easter eggs

…at home

With the shops full of chocolate rabbits and coloured eggs, it’d be tricky to miss the fact that much of Germany is celebrating Easter this weekend.  So why not do as many Germans do (all year round) and get involved in a spot of egg dying?  The shops may be shut, but there’s no need to go out and buy bottles of dye anyway; just root out a couple of onions and a bag of turmeric from your kitchen cupboards and get to work!

Naturally dyed Easter eggs


…in the Rhein-Main

There are Easter brunches aplenty at wineries all over the Rheingau over the bank holiday weekend: have a look at the Rheingau events listings (in German) for details.

Saturday 11 April sees the 15th annual Kurze Nacht der Gallerien (“short night of the galleries”) in Wiesbaden, when art galleries and installations all over town will be open from 19:00-midnight.  Why does this get a mention in a list of culinary things to do?  Because there’ll be wine, of course.  There’ll be various tastings from local wineries at many of the locations taking part.  Further details can be found at the Kurze Nacht website (in German).

View of the vineyards from Schloss Johannesburg

…and on a weekend trip

Next weekend (9-12 April) I’m off to Stuttgart for the annual Slow Food fair, the Markt des Guten Geschmacks (Market of Good Taste).  Slow Food is an international grassroots organization that promotes the pleasure of eating natural, sustainable food and supports those who produce it, and their local traditions, all over the globe.

At the fair you can meet over 500 exhibitors showcasing their traditionally made regional specialties and discuss and sample their produce.  There’ll be cooking workshops, wine and beer seminars, tasting experiences and lectures on all kinds of fascinating (and important) food-related issues.  Visit Slow Food Deutschland (in German) for more information.

Tickets are 13€ for adults, and there are concessions and group tickets available too.  I hope to see you there!

Slow Food Messe Logo 2015


Will you be celebrating Easter?  Are you interested in the Slow Food Movement?  And what must-dos for April have I missed?  

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