5 Berlin Desserts You Can’t Miss

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Berlin, Germany is a European capital offering a rare mix of history, tourist attractions, nightlife, and great food. In the dessert department, this city boasts a lineup of sweets that’ll have you drooling. Here are five local treats that are a must-try on your next visit.

Berliner Pfannkuchen (Berliner Doughnuts)

These fluffy doughnuts are filled with marmalade or jam and dusted with sugar. And other than being easy on the palate, Berliners are also a must-snap for your Instagram feed.

Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

Warm and comforting, Apfelstrudel is a classic pastry filled with spiced apples and topped with powdered sugar. It’s a sweet staple all over Germany, and Berlin is no different.

Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)

Bienenstich is the bee’s knees of Berlin desserts. With creamy custard or buttercream between layers of dough and caramelized almonds on top, it’s hard to go wrong.

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)

If you choose one Berlin dessert to try, this will have to be it: Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte is an iconic chocolate sponge cake with brandy-soaked cherries, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Lebkuchen (Gingerbread Cookies)

Embrace the festive vibes with Lebkuchen, traditional German gingerbread cookies, with hints of honey, spices, and nuts. While Christmas-y in nature, they’re perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth year-round.