German sausages
German sausages

Flavors of Germany

German sausages > All about Wurst

Germany boasts of hundreds of different sausage types. In fact, it is estimated that there are over 1,500 different types of sausage options. They are eaten with various accompaniments, and each has unique ingredients and flavors created with inimitable recipes.

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Currywurst has been a German institution since its invention in Berlin in 1949 by Herta Heuwer. She lived in the British military sector of Berlin after World War II where some soldiers had given her some ketchup, curry powder and Worcestershire sauce that they brought with them from the UK. She went to work experimenting on a sauce that would provide much needed contrast to the limited post-war rations the people were accustomed to living on, a flavorful spicy sauce poured over Bratwursts hot off the grill that she would patent two years later.

She set up a street stand where construction workers were hard at work rebuilding the war-torn city and in no time the popularity of the currywurst skyrocketed. At its peak she was selling nearly 1500 currywursts per day, or 10,000 per week!

The 6 Most Popular Types of German Sausage, Explained
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