The cuisine of Germany (German: Deutsche Küche) is made up of many different local or regional cuisines, reflecting the country's federal history. Germany itself is part of the larger cultural region of Central Europe, sharing many culinary traditions with neighbouring countries such as Poland and the Czech Republic. Southern regions, like Bavaria and Swabia, share dishes with Austrian cuisine and parts of Swiss cuisine.
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The Michelin Guide of 2015 awarded a three-star ranking (the highest designation) to 11 restaurants in Germany, while 38 more received two-star rankings and 233 one-star rankings. As of November 2017[update], Germany had the fourth-highest number of Michelin three-star restaurants in the world, after Japan, France, and the United States.