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Valentine's Day in Germany

Valentine's Day in Germany is a very special day.

A day for lovers to celebrate.

A day for flowers.

A day for heart cookies.

A day for chocolate.

A day for something extra special

It's one of those non-German German holidays -- something that really wasn't celebrated until after the Second World War.

Since LIEBE (love) is something that is infectious, this special celebration for lovers just couldn't stay away from Germany!

Not as commercial as it is in other countries, Germans still do like to celebrate this day to show their love to one another. Since there are no traditional German recipes for this imported holiday, you are free to decide how and what you will do to make this a special day. 

For example,

Does your Süße (Sweetie) love Rouladen. Then, that's what you'd make. 

Does your Schätzchen (Treasure) love Kaiserschmarrn? Then that's what you'll be making.

And remember, Schokolade (chocolates) and Blumen (flowers) are always welcomed by your Liebchen (Love). Dinner out and an intimate gift are wonderful, too.

Don't forget to tell your Valentine, "Ich liebe Dich!" ("I love you!")and seal it with a Kuss (kiss).

Below, is an example of what I'd make for a special meal for my wonderful hubby in this, our 47th anniversary year!

My Valentine's Day Dinner

I find it interesting that the most traditional of all German meals is also our favorite. A very basic meat and potatoes, German-style.

That means, rouladen and gravy, potato dumplings, and red cabbage. For dessert, it's Black Forest Cake made in the traditional way.


Need Ideas for YOUR Valentine Meal?

Top 10 German Recipes

Top 10 German Recipes is a collection of the top 10 searched for recipes on Quick German Recipes.

The collection includes

  • three meat recipes,
  • one veggie, 
  • one starch side dish, and
  • five desserts! 

What does this say about German cuisine? We certainly love our meats, but we really LOVE our desserts!

You'll be sure to find ideas here for your Valentine and your Valentine celebration.


Oma says,

There are so many versions of where Valentine's Day originates from. Just googling will bring up many sites that seem to repeat what the others are saying. Basically, no one really knows!

One thing that is common though, is that now-a-days, this celebration is one of LOVE! 

Some wonderful German Cakes ...



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