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