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Episode 3 of 8

Duration: 58 minutes

Germany is one of Dave's favourite countries. Travelling from the wine region of the Rhine Valley to the spiritual home of beer, Bavaria, they discover Germany's passion for bread of every shape, size and flavour. They prove that German cuisine isn't all sausages and beer, but is based on regional specialities from pretzels and Germany's white gold - white asparagus - to kirschwasser and black Forest gateau.

The Bikers turn out first-class potato bread with asparagus soup and their new and improved version of the 1970s classic black forest gateau. As they approach the end of their ride in Bavaria, they borrow a communal village wood oven to rustle up bierocks - meat-filled rolls - the perfect accompaniment to a stein of beer. They follow the Zoigl star, symbol of local micro-breweries, and find themselves singing along to an oompah band in a traditional Bavarian tavern. Spectacular countryside, great food and Germany as you've never seen it before.

  • Dave and Si's recipes from Germany

    Dave and Si's recipes from Germany

    Visit BBC Food to see the recipes from Dave and Si's visit to Germany.

    Hairy Bikers' recipes at BBC Food
  • Route map

    Route map

    Bernkastel Kues
    Baden Asparagus route / Reilingen

  • Discover languages with The Open University

    Discover languages with The Open University

    Find out how the Bikers broke through the language barrier and explore the OU's baking map of Europe languages.

    Visit Bakeation from OpenLearn on The Open University
  • Black Forest Gateaux

    Black Forest Gateaux

    This delectable cake originates from southern Germany and is called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, or "Black Forest cherry cake".

  • Welcome to Germany cake

    Welcome to Germany cake

    Dave and Si receive a warm welcome from the Fleury Bakery in Germany.


Si King
Dave Myers
Series Producer
Oliver Clark
Executive Producer
Gill Tierney
Dan Slee


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Find out how the Bikers broke through the language barrier with the Open University.

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