Westphalia is a region that is home to numerous culinary specialities. The Westphalian Five - Schinken (ham), Mettwurst (soft smoked sausage), Pumpernickel (a dark rye bread), Stuten (a sweet white bread) and Korn (corn schnapps) - stand for traditional products that still exist today. Whether by bike, horse, car or Shank's pony, there are countless opportunities for visitors to experience the diversity of the region during a trip through Westphalia, the Land of Ham, and enjoy its culinary pleasures. The Schutzgemeinschaft Westfälische Schinken- und Wurstspezialitäten e. V. warmly invites you to do this.

This project has been supported by the MUNLV

Culinary travellers through Westphalia, the Land of Ham, will find the ideal complement for planning their stay in the wide range offered by our authorised tourist and culinary partners.

Culinary NRW stands for restaurant and catering establishments who cater for their guests with regional specialities: fresh, original and typical. Whether traditional or modern, the focus is on products from their own land. Restaurant owners, caterers, farmers and tourism experts have together made it their aim to make the typical cuisine of their regions known in NRW and beyond its borders. Whether good plain food or sophisticated gourmet cuisine, at Culinary NRW there is something for every taste (and every wallet).

The association of asparagus growers in Westphalia-Lippe, Vereinigung der Spargelanbauer Westfalen-Lippe e.V., offers everything you need to know about local asparagus, events, restaurants and catering establishments.

Small cheese producers from North Rhine-Westphalia have joined together to form the NRW Cheese Route. At these cheeseries, cheese lovers can buy cheese handcrafted from local milk and gain an insight into cheese-making. The cheeseries on the Cheese Route cover the whole spectrum of the world of cheese, whether made from cow, sheep or goat's milk, ecological or conventional, regional specialities or individual creations.

The information centre for all important activities, events and locations in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Here visitors can find an overview of the wide range of leisure, tourism and culture on offer in the Münsterland and find out how to book stays directly. Free service hotline: 0800 / 93 92 91 9.


Westphalia, Land of Ham