Food: The Language of Berlin



Confused about what type of wurst to eat while in Berlin, get to know what are the major wursts that German love to eat! 

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Aside from the draft beer, food is the next best thing that comes to mind when you talk about language in Berlin. The saying goes, “Germany is sausage” and it might very well be in its meaning. There are more than 1,500 types of wurst in Germany. 

The major kinds of wurst are:

1. Wurst-Aufschnitt - this is cold cuts or processed meat eaten as slices or spread on bread,

2. Bratwurst - this is the dominant species or the world-renowned kind, and

3.  Bockwurst - this appears like Vienna but is firmer and also spicier, depending on how they are made.

The major sorts of sausages are scalded sausage, fresh sausage and cooked sausage.

Regional specialities such as Thuringian Bratwurst, Munich Weisswurst, as well as Black Forest ham or Nurnberger bratwurst are offshoots from the traditional wursts. They have become prominent in the entire nation and all over the world.

Germans additionally use butter when they eat their wurst along with bread rolls and hard-boiled eggs for breakfast. At lunch time, the famous German speciality of the day is sausages that are mixed in potato salad, Sauerkraut, mustard, as well as horseradish. For dinner, Abendessen (which means edible meal composed of bread, cheese, as well as vegetables) is commonly eaten with wurst.

The curried kind or Currywurst in German is featured in the DeutschesCurrywurst Museum. The museum is a gallery in Berlin inaugurated in August 2009. Stories regarding the sausage are exhibited, along with cinema paraphernalia, history, ecology, tales, flavours and fast food items.