What is a “Hallodri” and what does it mean if Saxons drink a “Schäälchen Heesen”? Do you really get the same thing if you buy a “Schrippe” in Berlin, a “Semmela” in Franconia and a “Weckla” in Swabia? Get to know seven German dialects and learn regional words for food and everyday life. Let’s “babbel” German!
The Berlin dialect is spoken in Berlin and its suburbs.
The Hessian dialect is spoken in the area of Frankfurt am Main and Wiesbaden.
Upper Franconian is spoken in Kronach, Kulmbach, Hof and Bayreuth.
The Bavarian dialect is spoken in Southern Germany, in the area around Munich and also in some parts of Austria.
Swabian dialect is spoken in the south west of Germany, a region called Swabia around Stuttgart.
Saxon dialect is spoken in the east of Germany, in a region called Saxony, including Dresden and Leipzig for example.
Low German is mainly spoken in northern Germany and the eastern part of the Netherlands.