Dusseldorf’s biggest summer event is without question the Rheinkirmes. For the 115th time, the Rhine meadows will be transformed into an unique amusement park. A huge summer festival completed with traditional beer tents, spectacular modern rides, live bands, rustic food, candy stands and about four million visitors of all ages enjoying it. It is amazing!
The 9-day fair ties together traditions, culinary experiences and modern entertainment. There is so much to do and see, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. One of my favorite parts is the food! So I thought it would be fun to share my top 5 things to eat at Rheinkirmes with you.
#1 Battered Fried Fish
If you like fried fish you will love the German Backfisch. You have the option between the fish on a roll or with fries as a side dish. Don’t forget the remoulade – it pairs perfectly. This is a must eat at the fair!
#2 German Sausage
No trip to the Rheinkirmes is complete without some sausage. Bratwurst is served on a roll along with a traditional side of sauerkraut. Of course you can’t forget the mustard! It is available in a wide range from spicy and coarse to sweet or hot, and everything in between.
#3 German Potato Pancakes
There is nothing like eating a freshly made Kartoffelpuffer (aka German potato pancake) with apple sauce. It’s the perfect mix between sweet and hearty. Don’t forget to order #4 along with it!
#4 Alt beer
Dusseldorf is the center of one of the most interesting beer regions of Germany. So, you don’t want to miss the Alt beer of Düsseldorf. We have three tradional breweres at the fun fair Füchschen, Uerige and Schuhmacher. Every local has a favorite, so be sure to try them all and choose your own allegiance!
#5 Roasted almonds
You better buy two, because they just taste that delicious. The perfect mix between crunchy and sweet and you can just snack them while strolling through the attractions.
I Look forward to hearing your feedback about my top 5. By the way, food isn’t the only treat to discover! A Rhine river cruise during the fireworks is my absolute favorite and a definite must-see. Next time you are staying at the Breidenbacher Hof, just ask your Personal Assistants and they will take care of all arrangements.