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  • "Drinking a Kölsch is more than just drinking a beer: it´s like drinking an entire culture." (NYT, 5/07)

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Eating Kölsch

The typical brewhouse cuisine: Drinking "Kölsch" an eating "Himmel un Ääd" (Heaven and earth). Here are some local specialities you can eat in Cologne:

Halver Hahn - it is not chicken! It's a rye roll with Dutch cheese, butter and mustard.

Himmel un Ääd (Heaven and earth) - Mixture of apple pieces (heaven) and mashed potatoes (earth)

Flönz - "Blutwurst", black pudding

Kölsche Kaviar  - black pudding (Flönz), rye roll and onions

Rheinischer Soorbrode - sometimes orign horsemeat, but in general a beef dish with a special sauce of raisins, dumpling and red gabbage

Hämmche - boiled knuckle of pork, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut

Halber Meter Bratwurst - half a metre of orign German bratwurst

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