Join Chef Philipp Ferber on a culinary tour to our local farmer’s famous property.

An insight into the significant agricultural landscape of Germany, this experience will introduce you to one of the country’s most frequently relished local dishes, Himmel & Ähd (aka Heaven & Earth).

Himmel & Ähd is a traditional German dish most popular in the regions of Western Germany. Having been enjoyed since the 18th century, the meal consists of fried black pudding, onions, mashed potatoes and apple sauce. The name Himmel & Ähd originates from the name of the two main ingredients, with apples growing on trees (in the sky) and potatoes in the earth. 

Capella Breidenbacher Hof, Düsseldorf has a longstanding relationship with Christian Benninghoven, who manages the “Gut Diepensiepen” farm, where he grows special ‘Wellant’ (apples) and ‘Madeira’ (potatoes), especially for the property, which are used to create a sustainable version of traditional Himmel & Ähd. 
 


You will spend a day enjoying the fresh air at the picturesque farm, with the opportunity to explore the grounds and to learn more about Germany’s considerable agricultural industry.

The idyllic farmland of Christian’s estate is characterised by its historic buildings, and has been in the hands of the Benninghoven family for generations. You will spend a day enjoying the fresh air at the picturesque farm, with the opportunity to explore the grounds and to learn more about Germany’s considerable agricultural industry. 

After a tour of the farm, Capella Breidenbacher Hof, Düsseldorf’s very own Chef Philipp Ferber invites you to join him at the Melteni show kitchen at the property for a private cooking class, where you will participate preparing Himmel & Ähd to be washed down with a glass (or two) of fine German wine…

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Breidenbacher Hof

Königsallee 11,
40212 Düsseldorf - Germany,
Entrance Theodor-Körner-Straße 1-7

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