Why Germans have a day to celebrate the ′Butterbrot′ sandwich | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 29.09.2017


Why Germans have a day to celebrate the 'Butterbrot' sandwich

It's traditional fare for young and old alike: A slice of fresh bread spread with nothing but butter. Every year in late September, Germans celebrate the day their beloved staple, the "Butterbrot."

 It's easy. All you need is... bread and butter.

Presto, the German "Butterbrot" sandwich, good for breakfast or a snack, kids and adults, dinner and on-the-road.

Pumpernickel or rye, wheat bread with or without grains, or perhaps some spelt or millet in the mix, or even walnuts: The varieties are endless. 

It is usually open-faced, and simply spread with butter, and it's enough of a cultural mainstay that the "Butterbrot" has its very own day of celebration every year on the last Friday of September.

Find out more about it by clicking through the gallery above.

DW recommends

Albanian Shqip

Amharic አማርኛ

Arabic العربية

Bengali বাংলা

Bosnian B/H/S

Bulgarian Български

Chinese (Simplified) 简

Chinese (Traditional) 繁

Croatian Hrvatski

Dari دری

English English

French Français

German Deutsch

Greek Ελληνικά

Hausa Hausa

Hindi हिन्दी

Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia

Kiswahili Kiswahili

Macedonian Македонски

Pashto پښتو

Persian فارسی

Polish Polski

Portuguese Português para África

Portuguese Português do Brasil

Romanian Română

Russian Русский

Serbian Српски/Srpski

Spanish Español

Turkish Türkçe

Ukrainian Українська

Urdu اردو