Germans in Australia and their influence in the German restaurants of Sydney
In the 19th century, Germans were already the largest group of settlers in Australia outside of the English-speaking population, and by the 1900s, they were the country’s fourth largest ethnic group. Having fled Germany for a variety of different reasons including opposition to growing nationalism and economic hardship, many Germans made their way to Sydney in hope of a better life. In 1853, a group of Germans founded the men-only Deutscher Verein, or German club in Sydney, creating a place to meet, network and speak their native language. Since then a lot has changed, and nowadays the city is home to thousands of restaurants showcasing the many different ethnic groups who made their home in Sydney. And for the city’s German population and those curious about the cuisine, the German restaurants in Sydney provide plenty of opportunities to try a range of German dishes. Bring along your friends and family to sample everything from wiener schnitzel to Spätzle and, of course, plenty of amazing beer. Sydney’s German restaurants come in all shapes and sizes, so there’s certain to be one that fits to your tastes.