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Schoene Heimat - a culinary exploration of Germany
Market Tour, cooking class and lunch - explore Berlin & Beyond
Market Tour, cooking class and lunch - explore Berlin & Beyond

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Explore Germany’s rich culinary heritage of seasonal and regional vegetable, fish and meat dishes, fruit desserts, while learning about herbs, their healing powers, and the century-old tradition of organic gardening.

Join native German cook Kit Schulte on a culinary journey! Beginning in the morning, we’ll shop in one of the most famous farmers markets in Berlin, the Winterfeldtmarket. You will enjoy delicious samples of Berlin’s local produce, shop farmers’ stalls for fresh organic greens, local fish and meats. Then just steps from the market you will arrive in Kit’s home kitchen to prepare and enjoy a typical German lunch dish, made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Exploring regional nuances, as well as the influence of neighboring European cuisines, Kit will share her healthy take on traditional German cooking, including freshly prepared Bratwurst, Currywurst, knuckle of pork, meats with cabbage and potatoes.

If you love food and cooking and are tired of impersonal tours and tourist attractions, then this unique experience offers an authentic and private look into Berlin culinary lifestyle.

Why Schöne Heimat ? There is no exact English translation. Literally, it means “beauty of home,” but the deeper resonance is 'home where your heart is'.


Schöneberg, centrally located in former West, is Berlin’s most colorful and multicultural district. Many film stars, authors, poets, and scientists have felt at home here – David Bowie and Iggy Pop, Albert Einstein, Hans Fallada, Klaus Kinski, Hildegard Knef, Else Lasker-Schüler, Rudolf Steiner, and Billy Wilder– to name a few. When John F. Kennedy visited Berlin in 1961, he made his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech at the Schöneberg Town Hall. Since the 1920s, Berliners have come to Schöneberg to dance and party, especially with Berlin’s gay and lesbian district located around Nollendorfplatz.To this day, innumerable restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs keep this tradition alive.

The Winterfeldtmarket in Schöneberg, located at the Winterfeldtplaza next to the St. Matthias Church is one of the best farmer's markets you can find in Berlin. One can find produce of fresh, local organic and/or regional vegetables, fruits, fish and meats. On Saturdays with around 200 stalls present, you may discover rare ingredients like wild herbs, edible flowers, foraged mushrooms, wild game, as well as handcrafted condiments, household goods and wonderful freshly-made Turkish delicacies.
In a small group, you will meet in the morning (9:30 Wednesdays, 8:30 Saturdays) in front of the main entrance of the St. Matthias church. While shopping together for ingredients for a seasonal German dish, Kit will guide you through aspects of German food culture, seasonal customs, and its history of organic farming. On the way to Kit's home, we will stop at wonderful specialty shops, including chocolate and wine!

In Kit’s home kitchen, we will cook a typical seasonal three-course menu and discover a healthy and delicious take on German cuisine, with particular emphasis on regional nuances, the culinary influences from Italy and France, and Germany’s very special cultivation of herbs and their healing powers. The afternoon culminates as we enjoy our home-cooked meal, served with beer and wine available.

Tours end around 2 pm, giving you plenty of time to explore the market independently or to shop at the beautiful specialty food and designer clothing stores, wine shops, antiques stores and cafés along Goltz Street and Akazien Street.

Wednesday market tour,
cooking class and lunch - € 125

Saturday market tour,
cooking class and lunch - € 125

*Price includes a welcome glass of German Sekt (sparkling wine), a glass of wine with lunch, a linen shopping bag, and recipes.

*Additional wine may be purchased for consumption at the specialty shops. 
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