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Though Germany already has several perfectly good street foods – namely döner, currywurst and approximately a million different kinds of sausage – street food culture has really taken hold recently, particularly in Berlin. Most major cities now have something going on at least once a month, if not once a week. Here’s a quick tour of the hot spots in Germany’s four largest cities.
The Street Food Festival in Cologne has been going for ages and is something of a permanent fixture on the food scene. It takes place on the first weekend of the month in the hipster neighbourhood of Ehrenfeld, about 3km (1.9 miles) from the central station, and features dozens of stalls serving battered Oreos, traditional sausage, and burgers among other foodie delights. In summer, the festival goes lakeside to the Frühlinger See in the north of the city.