10 German Drinks You Will Love

Drinking is one of our favorite things to do in Germany. Discover the ten German drinks we always imbibe when we travel to cities like Berlin and Hamburg.

But beer is just one of many great beverages to imbibe in Germany and it’s not even the most popular German drink. That honor goes to sparkling mineral water.

This is a country where the drinks are as beloved as the food. And, in some cases, maybe even more so.

Dunkel (Dark Beer)


The German word dunkel literally translate to dark and that’s a great word to describe Dunkel beer. 

Pilsner/Helles (Pale Lager)

Germans weren’t the first to brew beer and they can’t claim credit for inventing Pilsner. The pale, sweet lager actually hails from the Czech town of Pilsen.


Kölsch (Cologne’s Beer)

Locals typically drink Kölsch in tall, skinny glasses at a kneipe (i.e. pub) or brauhaus (i.e. beer house).


Gluhwein (Mulled Wine)

Literally translating to mulled wine, Glühwein is hot mulled wine typically made with red wine and exotic spices like cinnamon, cloves and star anise.



More than just a party perennial, Jägermeister is an herbaceous digestif with over 50 herbal ingredients in its recipe.


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