Eating & drinking
Potato dumplings or knödel are very typical of this area, as is spit roast, or spiessbraten.
Döppekooche, a baked mass of grated potato, onion and meat is very traditional.
Zwiebelkuchen, or onion pie, is a Palatinate specialty.
Prolific sweet chestnut trees proffer plentiful roasted snacks from the market.
One of Germany’s most celebrated beers is Bitburger in the Eifel. For a small, craft brewer, check out Mendig's Vulkan Brewery.