When one thinks of Germany, many things might spring to mind like beer (the guava beer at Ambiente Africa is out of this world), castles (Neuschwanstein Castle will make you feel like a real life Disney prince or princess) and Porsches. Burgers, however, probably wouldn’t make the cut. Local German burger chain Hans im Glück is on a mission to change that.

 

An emerald green 1959 Porsche Boxer 754-T7 on display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Germany is Known for Building Dream Cars – An Emerald Green 1959 754-T7 on Display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany

 

One part burger, one part fairy tale (the chain borrowed its name from a Brothers Grimm story), Hans im Glück has five locations in Stuttgart and dozens of locations sprinkled across Germany.

 

Beside a cure jar with a boy and a duck sits a johannisbeer basilikum (moranga lemonade with basil, currant and elderflower) at Hans im Glück burger grill in Stuttgart, Germany. The ruby red beverage sits is in front of a live little rosemary plant on the restaurant's table. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Johannisbeer Basilikum (Moranga Lemonade With Basil, Currant and Elderflower) – In Addition to Beer and Burgers, Hans im Glück in Stuttgart, Germany is Known for Thirst Quenching Beverages

 

Thomas and Gunilla Hirschberger started Hans im Glück back in 2010, when they opened their first outpost of the famed burger grill in Munich.

 

Tables in the restaurant are surrounded by a faux birch forest full or trees at Hans im Glück burger grill in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Part Privacy, Part Rad Interior Design – Checking Out the Birch Forest Through the Trees at Hans im Glück in Stuttgart, Germany

 

In addition to the tasty burgers (you can’t go wrong with the juicy beef geissbock or träumer), we loved the inside of the restaurant with it’s cool modern interpretation of indoor birch forests.

 

Tables in the restaurant are surrounded by a faux birch forest full or trees at Hans im Glück burger grill in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
The Faux Birch Forest at Hans im Glück in Stuttgart, Germany

 

Despite being a legit traditional burger joint, Hans im Glück also has vegetarian (there are seven vegetarian burgers) and vegan (we spied four vegan burgers on the menu) options.

 

A träumer brie and pesto burger on a wheat bun filled with tomato, lettuce and red onions at Hans im Glück burger grill and restaurant in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts – Träumer (a Brie and Pesto Burger) at Hans im Glück in Stuttgart, Germany

 

Hans im Glück also has a plethora of options for meat lovers. There are loads of toppings including avocado cream (avocadocreme), brie, lingonberries (preiselbeeren), fried pear (gebratene birne), spicy pepper sauce (pfefferschotensoße) and even a vegetable tartare (grillgemüse tatar).

 

A burger per trip keeps us fat and happy. Here are some of the funnest burgers we’ve bumped into around the globe.

 

The standard burger comes with oak leaf lettuce (pflücksalat), rings of red onions (roten zwiebeln), sun ripened tomatoes (sonnengereiften tomaten) and a dab of Hans im Glück’s special sauce.

 

French fries nestle in beside a geissbock goat cheese, bacon and fig jam (ziegenkäse, speck, feigenmarmelade) burger at Hans im Glück burger grill and restaurant in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo Courtesy of FoodWatershoes
This Spud is For You – Fries Nestle in Beside a Geissbock Goat Cheese, Bacon and Fig Jam (Ziegenkäse, Speck, Feigenmarmelade) Burger at Hans im Glück in Stuttgart, Germany

 

Vegetarian burgers get made with either an olive patty (olivenbratling), a spinach and cheese patty (spinat käse bratling), a spicy patty (pikanter bratling) or a walnut patty (walnussbratling). Vegans can choose between a wheat patty (weizenbratling) or a spicy patty (pikanter bratling). There are also five kinds of grilled chicken burgers (burger mit gegrillter hähnchenbrust) available that come equipped with everything from bean sprouts (sprossen) to fried onions (röstzwiebeln) and orange mustard sauce (orangen senf soße).

 

In addition to Hans im Glück, here’s a list of other neat little local shops and restaurants we love in Germany.

 

After the beer, burger and fries we’re guessing your stomach will be filled to the brim, but if you don’t want the fairy tale to end, head next door to Claus Eismanufaktur & Deli. We can vouch for scoops of Claus Eismanufaktur’s buttermilk passionfruit (buttermilch maracuja) and basil smash made with lemon (zitrone basilikum) being perfect burger palate cleansers.

 

A photo of the exterior outside of Hans im Glück restaurant and burger grill in Stuttgart, Germany take from the sidewalk. Photo Courtesy of FoodWaterShoes
Hans im Glück in Stuttgart, Germany

 

Hans im Glück
*Hans im Glück has dozens of locations across Germany.
Address: Tübinger Straße 41-43
70178 Stuttgart, Germany
Hours: Monday Through Sunday 11:30am to Late *Kitchen closes around 11:00pm.
Phone: +49 (0) 711 87038617
Email: 
caleido@hansimglueck-burgergrill.de
Pricing (All in Euros):
Beef Burgers €6.90 to €8.50, Grilled Chicken Burgers €7.90 to €8.40, Vegan and Vegetarian Burgers €7.90 to €8.20, Any Burger Can be Made as a Double Burger for an Additional €3.20