1. A Day in Munich's Viktualienmarkt - Ctrl Alt Travel
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    […] We started our day in the market here at a stand that sold only Turkey based meats. Everything from sausage to gyros as turkey. Other stands definitely had pork, beef and even wild game. It isn’t […]

  2. German Stereotypes - Grounded Traveler
    May 28, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    […] stereotypes exist because they are true. Germany is definitely the land of the sausage, Wurst in German. Most of the street food that is German and much of the pub food is centered around […]

  3. American Foods We Can’t Find in Germany » Grounded Traveler
    March 15, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

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  4. Typically German, yet little known. » Grounded Traveler - Expat Adventures in Germany
    October 26, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    […] with the country, sausage or schnitzel are most likely to come out of their mouth. Sure there are sausages specific to each town and region but the variety of bread is at least as much or more than the sausage. Bakeries are on nearly every […]

  5. Cathy Sweeney
    October 10, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    Yum! Wish I had read this before going to Germany in June. I was never quite sure what I was ordering. I’ll be looking forward to sampling more “wurst” next time.

    • Andrew
      October 10, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

      Definitely come back and try some more sausages. Each region has their own specialties. Although a few seem to exist everywhere.

  6. German Winefest » Grounded Traveler - Expat Adventures in Germany
    September 29, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    […] is a festival (or indeed any party) in Germany without food. This however being Germany wurst was plentiful and in many shapes and flavors. Flammkuchen (a local type of pizza with cream sauce […]

  7. Seven Smells that Remind Me Of Germany » Grounded Traveler - Expat Adventures in Germany
    August 26, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

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  8. Dani | Globetrottergirls
    April 26, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    Another great guide to my country’s culture & cuisine 🙂 I am happy to hear that the Thuringer is popular in Freiburg, since Thuringia is my home country.. I hope it’s your favorite Wurst 😉

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

      Freiburger Lange Rote are obviously more popular locally, but I do like Thuringer as well. My favorite are the naked veal ones. Though they are not market-grillwurst. The local currywurst place uses them.

  9. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista
    April 26, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    I have never met a wurst I didn’t like! This post made me wish I was in Germany enjoying a wurst und sauerkraut und bier. Ya das ist a gut meal 🙂

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

      Haha. Glad I could help.

  10. Laurel
    April 26, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    I never knew how many different types of sausage there were until I moved to Germany and you’ve listed some that I haven’t heard of. I love eating wurst at festivals, it makes me feel so German.

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

      Hmm.. which had you not heard of? Do you have any local Stuttgarter stuff to add?
      Yup, festivals with sausage is good. It is such a great “walking food”.

  11. Jeremy B
    April 26, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    This is one of the wurst posts I have ever read! I don’t think it could get any more wurst than this! Strangely, I am feeling quite hungry right now and am thinking about hot dogs for lunch!

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

      I think this is the wurst comment I have gotten from you. 🙂

  12. Juno
    April 26, 2011 @ 4:08 am

    Man… It’s almost lunch time here and you made me want to jump out of the window to get some food! I read a post about 10 best food in Germany recently too and it looked so good.!

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

      Hopefully you are on the ground floor. Please no window jumping otherwise. Germany has some tasty things definitely.

  13. Gillian @OneGiantStep
    April 26, 2011 @ 2:31 am

    I amend my comment on your pretzel post to read that I could live on German beer, laugen AND wurst! Seriously, why am I still here?

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

      Be aware. I have a draft on Schnitzel and one in my head on beer. 🙂

  14. Sabrina
    April 26, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    This post made me so hungry!! Not sure if that’s because it’s almost dinner time here, or because of your pictures 🙂 So good!

    These terms might be somewhat regional as well. I’m from close to Cologne and have never heard the term “Grillwurst” before. We call the sausages that are usually a mix of veal and pork “Bratwurst” no matter if they are made in a pan or on the grill.

    Gotta go home and eat something now 🙂

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

      A lot of the language seems to be quite regional in Germany, especially food. So I am not surprised. I am fairly sure i have seen Grillwurst, but the market stalls do say “Bratwurst (vom Grill)”. The mixing of meat like that seems certainly common. There is ground meat in all the stores here that is pig/cow mixed. I go for the pure cow, thank you. And as Cliff mentioned, Bratwurst does not necessarily describe the cooking method. Though can you think of eating a “Bratwurst” that wasn’t cooked/hot?

      • cliff1976
        April 27, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

        Yup, sorta: that’s common in Nürnberg. Blaue Zipfel are Nürnberger Bratwurst which are steeped in broth with shredded onions, but as near as I can tell, not actually boiled or cooked. I have eaten one once, and it was not revolting (actually tasted quite good if memory serves), but I couldn’t really say if the meat made it past “raw” and into the “cooked” stage.

        Wikipedia has more about them in German:

        The English page for Bratwurst mentions them too, and states that they’re cooked, but the German page seems to say more that they’re “steeped” over “low heat.” So…raw meat sausages? I’m not sure.

        • Andrew
          April 29, 2011 @ 8:52 am

          Hmm.. not sure I would eat something like that. I am totally a grilled sausage person, including the little burned bits where the fire got too close. Neat that someone does it though. I wonder what the background of them are. The only thing I get in my head is the joke about if cookies cook for 30 minutes at 350degrees and 45 at 325, then how long do they cook at room temperature. Someone had not so hot a fire and just simmered them until he was too hungry to wait?
          Thanks for sharing this interesting stuff about sausages.

  15. Katherina
    April 25, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    ummm… this post left me quite hungry! As a half-german I must admit I’m quite a ignorant when it comes to Würstchen – but I do know that I LOVE Weisswurst over most other ones I’ve ever tried!

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

      Interesting. Most people I know dislike Weißwurst if they dislike anything sausagelike. I don’t mind the taste, but find having to cut off the skin tiresome.

      Würstchen are neat. They come in pairs at the butcher counter or in jars. Some people just eat them unheated or as hotdogs. I like to cut them up into things like pasta.

  16. cliff1976
    April 25, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    I believe “Bratwurst” refers not (only) to the method of preparation (“braten”, versus other methods like “grillen”, “kochen”, etc.) but rather to the content of the sausage — Wikipedia informs me that it’s (at least partially) derived from the word “Brät,” which appears to means “ground meat suitable for sausage-making.” http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%A4t

    I always thought it was weird that Bratwurst is often grilled!

    Another puzzle: “backen.” Seems pretty straight forward, until you start seeing stuff at restaurants labelled “gebacken” which has been pretty clearly (deep-)fried, like maybe a crispy duck breast or similar. Anyone figured that one out yet?

    • Andrew
      April 27, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

      Yeah, I always wondered that too. Braten seems to be fried, but also grilled. Backen is pretty sure not “baked” in English. Your info that Bratwurst could be a description of the meat could fix one of them. Though I have never seen Bratwurst that you could eat cold/uncooked.