Sausages of Germany Part 2 – a travel plan for your appetite

If you haven’t read the first part of our German sausage tour, you probably want to read that before reading this one. Here’s part 2:

It’s time to make your way back to Berlin on the second half of your sausage tour of Germany. The return trip to Berlin has the same range of tastes for the average traveler.

Stop 5. Making your way back to Berlin from the Rheinland area, the Bavarian district of Munich is a must for your sausage tour. The sausage specialty of Munich is the “weibwurste”, or the white sausage. This is usually served with mustard, pretzels, and the usual beer (in this case, the Weizenbier or wheat bear is commonly chosen). Germans usually eat the weibwurste meal for second breakfast, and it is suggested that tourists do the same. After all, the weibwurste easily expires, so it’s best to follow tradition and eat it before noon. Keep in mind that it’s unlikely for you to find the weibwurste elsewhere, so be sure to have a taste of it in Munich while you can.

Munich also plays host to the annual Oktoberfest, which is held every September. If you are also a fan of beer, then it’s best to plan your trip to coincide with the Oktoberfest. But if you wish to avoid the drunken crowds of tourists, then you should definitely avoid to pass by Munich during the Oktoberfest.

Stop 6. Just like Munich, Nuremberg can be found in the Bavarian area of Germany. Nuremberg is said to have the best bratwurst in this area, called the Frankische or Franconian bratwurst. Unlike the Thuringer bratwurst, the ones found in Nuremberg are white and smaller. The Franconian bratwurst is roasted and served two in a bread roll with mustard.

Nuremberg is also famous for having the best gingerbread in Germany. Known as “lebkuchen”, it is traditionally served during Christmas. The Nuremberg gingerbread cookies of the highest quality are called “Elisenlebkuchen”. You should definitely try these as well. These gingerbread cookies are exported all over the world, and some are even made in the shape of “witch houses” like the one mentioned in the fairytale “Hansel and Gretel”.

Stop 7. If you have time for more sweets, then feel free to make a stop at Dresden to buy some of their stollen, a cinnamon flavored fruitcake. Dresden is said to make the best stollen, which is sold at the Striezelmarkt – Germany’s oldest recorded Christmas market.

It’s easy to take a train to Berlin from Dresden. If you wish to purchase sausages to take home with you, your best bet is to go to the KaDeWe Department Store in Berlin. It sells over 1,000 varieties of German cheeses and sausages, as well as hundreds of types of bread.

Be sure to arrive at the Berlin Tegel International Airport at least an hour and a half before your check-in time. Perhaps you should go on a vegetarian diet upon returning home – for health reasons, of course. While it’s good to get a taste of the best food a culture has to offer, it’s also important to know when you’ve had too much.

This concludes the second part of a “sausage tradition” travel plan of Germany. Guten Appetit!

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  1. diane says:

    weiBwurst or weisswurst….not weibwurst

  2. Pounciekitten says:

    I hate sausage so I guess this trip wouldn’t work for me

  3. James Trotta says:

    As a vegetarian it doesn’t work for me either, but it is a unique travel plan, no?

  4. pounciekitten says:

    yes, James it is a unique travel idea and for those who eat meat I say go for it…I guess.

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