Today, Germany welcomes its 11th 3-Michelin-star chef! Christian Jürgens of restaurant Überfahrt was awarded his third star. For the last five years, the Gault Millau Chef of the Year 2013 has been leading his team to become the elite of German cuisine at the beautiful Bavarian Tegernsee.

Newcomer Sarah Henke of A-Rosa restaurant in Sylt received her first Michelin star. The Korean-born 31-year-old says she was inspired by her German adoptive mother to cook, grow her own vegetable and always have a positive approach to food. Her most formative time was when she trained with 3-Michelin-star chef Sven Elverfeld, who also taught her how to be a leader in the kitchen and to always keep taste, texture and the combination of aromas in the foreground of her creations. 

Sarah Henke is one of four new female Michelin-star chefs. There are also Anna Sgroi (whose restaurant in Hamburg only opened in April this year), Maria Groß of Restaurant Clara im Kaisersaal in Erfurt and Caroline Baum of Reisers am Stein in Würzburg. 

Jörg Sackman of Hotel Sackmann Baiersbronn has been awarded his second Michelin star. Sackmann, who learned his trade at Eckart Witzigmann's Aubergine in Munich, received his first star 20 years ago. He is now joining the group of 37 2-Michelin-star restaurants in Germany. 

Andreas Krolik of restaurant Tigerpalast in Frankfurt also received his second Michelin star. The restaurant received its first star in 1997, but when Krolik took over as chef de cuisine in 2012, he clearly led his team to new heights. 

The third new 2-star-restaurant is Facil in Berlin led by Michael Kempf. 

Congratulations to the 43 new Michelin-star restaurants! 

Germany has now amassed 274 restaurants with a total of 333 Michelin stars. 

Here's a list of all the new stars -

Three stars

  • Christian Jürgens, Überfahrt, Tegernsee

Two stars

  • Facil, Michael Kempf, Berlin
  • Schlossberg, Jörg Sackmann, Baierbronn
  • Tiger-Gourmetrestaurant, Andreas Krolik, Frankfurt

One star

  • 5 - cinco by Paco Perez
  • Les Solistes by Pierre Gagnaire
  • Pauly Saal
  • Rose
  • sHerrehus
  • Le Gourmet
  • Gasthaus zum Raben
  • Zum Bad
  • Axt
  • Zehner's Stube
  • ammolite - The Lighthouse Restaurant
  • Berlin's Krone
  • LAGO
  • Gasthof Krone
  • Stadtplais - Gourmetrestaurant
  • Auberge de Temple - Helbigs
  • Maiwerts Restaurant
  • 1622 im Jagd Hotel Rose
  • EssZimmer
  • Geisels Werneckhof
  • Les Deux
  • Reiterzimmer
  • Aumer's la Vie
  • Huberwirt
  • KUNO 1408
  • REISERS am Stein
  • Anna Sgroi
  • Strandhotel Fischland - Ostseelounge
  • freustil
  • Tom Wickboldt
  • Palmgarden
  • Agata's
  • Le Patron
  • Ars Vivendi
  • Haus Stemberg
  • Gourmetrestaurant Dirk Maus
  • Urgestein im Steinha?user Hof
  • Spices
  • Clara-Restaurant im Kaisersaal