"Welcome to the land of sausages" Germany Local Custom Tip by Leipzig

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by Leipzig

Okay, I know this is not an insider tip. Every one knows that germans love sausages. But what you might not know is that each region is proud of its own special sausage.

Everyone knows the Currywurst (curry sausage) that was invented in Berlin. There you still get the best.

People from Franconia (north Bavaria) invented the finger-size grilled sausage, called Nürnberger.

In Bavaria you've to eat Weißwurst (white sausage) with sweet mustard.

The Swabians love a black sausage spiced with thyme, cloves and nutmeg.

Pinkel, a very spicy sausage with bacon from Lower Saxony.

In Saxony you'll get a Sächsische Bratwurst (Saxon grilled sausage) spiced with marjoram.

And in Thuringia you have to try Thüringer Rotwurst, a grilled red sausage and of course the real Thüringer Rostbratwurst (Thuringian Bratwurst), that was invented here hundreds of years ago.

In the New Federal States you should try the world famous Bockwurst.

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  • Updated Dec 2, 2003
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