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Michelin awards record number of stars in Germany

08 November 2011 by
Michelin awards record number of stars in Germany

Michelin has released its 2012 guide to Germany and has awarded La Vie in Osnabrück three stars. It has also promoted a record number of 10 establishments to two-star-status.

Thomas Bühner's restaurant in the North-west of Germany has won Michelin's top accolade after being tipped a rising three-star for two consecutive years.

With Nils Henkel's Gourmetrestaurant Lerbach losing its third star, Michelin's 2012 guide to Germany continues to list a total of nine three-star restaurants, more than any other European guide bar France.

Meanwhile, 10 restaurants celebrated their second Michelin star. These include Lorenz Adlon and Reinstoff in Berlin; Schwingshackl Esskultur in Bernried and Kastell in Wernberg-Köblitz in Bavaria; and Rosin in Dorsten and La Vision in Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Northern Germany continues to dominate the ranks of Michelin-starred restaurants, with the new guide awarding a second star to four establishments in the region: Haerlin and Jacobs Restaurant in Hamburg; Buddenbrooks in Lübeck; and La Mer in List on the island of Sylt.

A total of 23 restaurants were awarded their first stars, bringing the number of one-star establishments to 208. Overall, Germany now has 249 restaurants holding one or more Michelin stars.

The number of Bib Gourmands, restaurants offering good food at moderate prices, rose by 45 and now totals 431.

The 2012 Michelin guide to Germany goes on sale on 11 November.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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