Saxony ~ Regional Food

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Map of Germany showing Saxony

The "coffee-loving Saxons" and the "cake-loving Saxons" live in what is known internationally as "Silicon Saxony". It is said that every fifth microchip in the world comes from this region with extensive expertise in microelectronics and telecommunications technology. But there is much more to Saxony than this.

If you are vacationing here, there is so much to do and see. There are art collections, museums of all types, castles (almost too many to visit), cycling paths, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, car racing, climbing (over 14,000 climbing routes and 1,100 peaks), rafting, hiking, and paragliding, to name just a few!

Located in the eastern part of Germany, Saxony borders Poland and the Czech Republic. Brandenburg, Thuringia, Bavaria, and SaxonyAnhalt are the German states that border its northern and western sides.

Well known cities include Dresden, Leipzig, and Meissen. Dresden is the capital and used to be called the "Florence on the Elbe" with the Elbe Valley as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The "Land of Christmas" is also in Saxony. This refers to the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) which is home to the craftsmen carving the Christmas nutcrackers, ornaments, and toys as well as the revolving wood pyramids with candles as the power source.

Coffee and coffee houses have been part of this area for hundreds of years. Add to that, the many cakes and sweets that are traditional to this area. Add to that, the cuisine from the Sorbian and Bohemian traditions, and you have a melting pot of cultures and their foods.

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Saxony's Favorite Foods

  • Leipziger Allerlei (Leipzig mixed vegetables) Ochsenschwanz (oxtails)
  • Pfefferkuchen (gingerbread)
  • Fürst Pückler Eis (Count Pückler ice cream) 
  • Schwemmklösschen (dumplings) 
  • Eierschecke (lemony cheesecake) 
  • Bienenstich ("Bee Sting" cake)
  • Dresdener Christstollen (Dresden christmas cake) 
  • Coffees of all types, such as iced or spiced

My Favorite Recipe from Saxony

Bienenstich - Bee Sting Cake

German Bee Sting Cake, popular in Saxony!

A favorite cake of this area is Bienenstich with many tales of how the name came to be. Usually made with yeast, I like making it in this quick version. Easy and absolutely delicious! 


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