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How to order food in Cologne

Bread and Cheese

Asking for the traditional “Halve Hahn” in Cologne for sure will cause some confusion for tourists, and even Germans alike. After seeing this on a menu, and looking it up in your dictionary, or more likely your translation app,  you’ll be excited to order “half a chicken”, and soon start the feast.

If you are lucky enough to have a cool waiter, or a bilingual menu, you’ll discover that this dish is only a simple bread roll with cheese. 

So, now you know, when you ask for a chicken dish or sandwich, make sure you have ordered correctly, or you will find yourself with another piece of bread!