By F&W Editors
Updated June 30, 2017

Raucous, rowdy, beer-soaked German beer halls aren’t just great spots to carouse and suck down steins full of Kölsch; they also are destinations for delicious food. But you don’t need to fly to Berlin to get a taste. Here, the best recipes for German beer hall classics to make at home.

1. German-Style Pretzels

These chewy pretzels look ultra-professional and taste amazing.

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2. Sautéed German Sausages with Bacon and Apple Sauerkraut

In Germany's Pfalz region, cooks braise sauerkraut with onions, apples, seasonings, a touch of sugar and a little of the region's Riesling wine, creating an addictive accompaniment for juicy weisswurst or bratwurst.

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3. Crispy Wiener Schnitzel with Lingonberry Preserves

Credit: © Tina Rupp

These easy veal cutlets cook up in no time.

4. Paprika-Spiced Pork-and-Sauerkraut Stew

Overnight marinating and slow cooking give this goulash deeply savory, complex flavors.

5. Bratwurst with Mustardy Fried Potatoes and Braised Cabbage

Grilled bratwursts are delicious over crispy fried potatoes and tangy braised cabbage.

6. Bavarian Beer Hall Pork Shanks

Crispy, tender pork shanks are shockingly easy to make at home.

7. Pork Schnitzel with Warm Potato Salad

Credit: © Lucy Schaeffer

These unorthodox German-style pork cutlets are coated in panko for an extra-crispy crust.

8. Pretzel Dumplings

Credit: © Simon Watson

Here’s a great idea for using up leftover pretzels.