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18 German Christmas Recipes for the Holiday Season

Enjoy a traditional German Christmas with these classic recipes.

Many people think of Germany when they think of Christmas. Germany is famous for its picturesque towns that look like winter wonderlands in the colder months and its legendary Bavarian Christmas markets.

Round Lebkuchen, german gingerbread cookies

In addition to the scenery, Germans love Christmas foods and have a huge array of traditional dishes they serve during the holidays.

If you want to try something new to impress holiday guests, we’ve compiled this list of delicious German delicacies.  

From cheesy Raclette to crispy cookies, there is plenty of delicious variety here. Enjoy a traditional German Christmas with these classic recipes.

Final Thoughts

Try these dishes for a taste of German Christmas! Learn about other holiday foods from around the world to bring something new to your table, or check out New Year’s foods for good luck.

18 German Christmas Recipes for the Holiday Season

Round Lebkuchen, german gingerbread cookies

Celebrate the holidays with these German Christmas foods! These traditional German Christmas recipes will put you in festive spirits, whether you’re in Germany or celebrating abroad.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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  1. Thanks for collecting these Christmas recipes. They look fantastic! I’ve never tried out any German recipe before. This year I will definitely be giving these a try!

  2. Thanks so much for all the tasty German Dishes. Rouladen will be on my Christmas Eve Table, plus the yummy Red Cabbage..Brings back fond memories of my childhood..

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.