When it comes to food, there are plenty of Indian restaurants—even more than German eateries! Vegetarians need not fret; Berlin alone has around 300 vegetarian and 30 vegan restaurants. Though Germany is known for its sheer variety of meats, there are some traditional vegetarian dishes you can try in case you don’t want to miss out on German cuisine: asparagus soup, sauerkraut (fermented cabbage), bratkartoffeln (fried potatoes), spätzle (egg noodles) and knödel (dumplings). While ambling through the streets or shopping, you can sample the famous döner kebab, which also has a vegetarian option.
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Yoga is the in thing in Germany! Some three million Germans practise yoga regularly, 90 per cent of whom are women. There are loads of options to choose from: hot yoga, prenatal and baby yoga, asanas for the elderly, yoga cycling and the latest fitness trend, beer yoga! There are even classes for Indian dance. From Bharatnatyam to Kathak, Bollywood moves to Punjabi bhangra, Germany has it all!
Want to play Holi with a German twist? Every year, between mid-May to late August, tens of thousands of young Germans gather in designated areas to celebrate the festival of colours. It all started when Jasper Hellmann came to India and experienced some Holi fun. He loved the idea of partying with coloured powder so much that he launched the company Holi Concept GmbH, turning Holi into one of the most fun events in Germany! Unlike in India, it is devoid of any religious significance. The focus is on techno music, Indian food and lots of colour!