New Star Restaurants in Michelin Germany 2018 Red Guide

Michelin’s Deutschland 2018 hotel and restaurant red guide features 300 star restaurants including new three stars for Atelier in Munich.

Micheln Guide Germany 2018

The Michelin Guide Deutschland 2018 for the first time features 300 star restaurants in Germany. The famous Red Guide describes 1,777 German hotels and 2,232 restaurants but as usual the star and bib-gourmand restaurant reviews attract the most attention. For the Germany 2018 Red Guide, Michelin increased the number of German three-star restaurants to 11 with the addition of Atelier in Munich, while 39 restaurants now have two stars and a record 250 a single star. The number of Bib Gourmand restaurants serving gourmet food at lower prices increased to 460 with 33 new additions. Berlin is the German city with the highest number of quality restaurants but Baden-Württemberg remains the state of choice for German gourmets. The Guide Michelin Deutschland 2018 is written in German and retails for around €30 from Amazon DE or $30 from Amazon.

Atelier – New Michelin Three-Star Restaurant in Munich

Michelin awarded a new three-star distinction in its Germany 2018 Red Guide to Jan Hartwig of „Atelier“ in the Bayerischen Hof in Munich that held two stars since 2016. This again increased the number of Michelin three-star restaurants in Germany to 11 – already for many years the second highest number in Europe after France.

With Atelier added to the top of Michelin’s restaurant rankings, Munich is only the second major city in Germany with a three-star restaurant. The other is The Table Kevin Fehling in Hamburg.

As before, the small town Baiersbronn in the Black Forest remains Germany’s gourmet capital with two Michelin three-star restaurants (Bareiss and Schwarzwaldstube) and a two-star restaurant (Schlossberg).

Four New Two-Star Restaurants in Michelin Germany 2018

Four German restaurants received new two-star awards in Michelin Deutcshland 2018:

  • Keilings Restaurant in Bad Bentheim,
  • Schwarzenstein – Nils Henkel in Geisenheim im Rheingau,
  • Le Cerf in the Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe in Zweiflingen-Friedrichsruhe, and
  • Courtier in Wangels.

The number of Michelin two-star restaurants in Germany 2018 remains unchanged at 39, as Atelier moved up to three and three restaurants lost their two stars: Brenners Park-Restaurant in Baden-Baden, Tiger Gourmetrestaurant in Frankfurt, and Villa Rotschild Kempinski in Königstein im Taunus.

Record 250 One-Star Restaurants in Michelin Germany Red Guide 2018

The number of Michelin one-star restaurants in the Germany 2018 Red Guide increases to a new record 250 with 29 restaurants receiving a new first star. Berlin alone added three new one-star restaurants to take the total for the German capital to 14 (plus 7 two-star restaurants).

For the first time ever, two vegetarian restaurants in Germany had a single Michelin star. Seven Swans in Frankfurt am Main maintained its one star while Cookies Cream in Berlin received its first star this year.

New Bib Gourmand Restaurants in Michelin Germany 2018

The Bib Gourmand is awarded by Michelin to restaurants serving a carefully prepared quality meal at a reasonable price. For the Michelin Germany 2018 red guide this price is up to €37 for a three course meal.

The Guide Michelin Deutschland 2018 includes 460 Bib Gourmand restaurants of which 33 are new awards. A separate Michelin Bib Gourmand Deutschland 2018 guidebook is also available with a fuller description of these restaurants.

Michelin Germany 2018 Hotels and Restaurants Red Guide

Michelin Stars in German States
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The Michelin Germany 2018 Hotels and Restaurants Red Guide is 1,100 pages thick and recommends 1,777 hotels and 2,232 restaurants in all price and comfort classes.

Although Baden-Württemberg easily remains the German federal state with the largest number of Michelin star restaurants, its dominance has been declining in recent years – mostly through the improvement of quality food in other parts of Germany. The wider geographic spreading of stars is also at least partly due to Michelin placing less emphasis on traditional classical French cuisine.

Berlin with 21 Michelin-star restaurants has the largest number of gourmet awarded restaurants of any city in Germany. This number increased dramatically in recent years and reflects the continued gentrification of large parts of the city. Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne and Düsseldorf also have a wide choice of gourmet restaurants.

Buying the Michelin Germany 2018 Red Guide

The Guide Michelin Deutschland 2018 is written in German and is available for around €30 from Amazon DE or $30 from Amazon.

Germany has a wealth of restaurant guides with alternative to Michelin including Gault & Millau and Der Feinschmecker.

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