There is no such thing as standard “German cuisine“, rather several regional cuisines with specialties ranging from smoked sprats from Kiel to white sausage with sweet mustard from Munich.
Regional cuisine is also very important for Germany’s top chefs. In 2015 Michelin Guide awarded more than 280 German restaurants one or more of its coveted stars. After France, Germany boasts the most three-star restaurants. Hamburg and Berlin are among the leading gourmet cities.