Think of German cuisine and you probably think of sausages, sauerkraut and beer. But Germany's central location in Europe has made it a melting pot of culinary influences, from Italian pasta to the popular Döner kebab invented by Turkish immigrants.
The Germans are still adapting to the new order of life allowed by the unification of East & West Germany. The sense of formality and predilection for conformity and punctuality still pervade the culture, but the beer and wine of the festivals easily unleash a more relaxed, carefree and convivial atmosphere.
Here are some key festivals where food plays a larger than usual role:
Moselle Wine Festival
Durkheim Sausage & Wine Festival
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