Craving to visit the Currywurst Museum

Germans love a good wurst, a nice bit of sausage goes down very well anywhere in Germany and, to their credit, the Germans do make some very good sausage.

Not only to Germans make good sausage, they are so proud of their sausage that they have a whole museum dedicated to sausage.  In fact, it’s not just sausage which has its own shrine, but a particular type of sausage called currywurst.

Deutsches Currywurst Museum in Berlin is dedicated to the curried sausage.  Traditional and unconventional at the same time, currywurst is the culinary emblem of Germany’s capital city.

Incredibly, currywurst is a relatively new delicacy, and is believed to have been invented in 1949 by a Berlin woman who obtained ketchup, worcestershire sauce and curry poweder from British soldiers.  Apparently she mixed these three ingredients with other spices and poured it over grilled pork sausage so the humble currywurst was born.

This keenly sought after food is not served at snack bars, on street stalls and on children’s menus in restaurants, and it is usually served with French fries or bread rolls as a not-so-healthy snack.

Today it has become something of a national obsession, although it seems to be most popular in Berlin.

These days about 800 million servings of currywurst are sold and there has even been as a song written about the sausage dish.    

At the Currywurst Museum you enter the Spice Chamber and find out all about the secrets of the yellow powder where sniffing stations and drawer elements help you solve the riddle. A sausage sofa in the middle of a sauce stream, oversized ketchup drops, gigantic fries, and a lot more are all to be discovered on a quest for the perfect ingredients!

Afterwards saunter over to the Snack Lounge to enjoy different varieties of the inimitable currywurst.

The Currywurst Museum is located at Schützenstraße 70, 10117 Berlin

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