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Berlin Shows Their Sausage Love By Opening A Currywurst Museum

Where: Berlin, Germany
August 25, 2009 at 3:44 PM | by | ()

It's hot and greasy and goopy and fatty; it's a full, heaping plate of Berlin's favorite fast food Currywurst. Only a few months ago, we found ourselves on an informal tour of the Berlin's best Currywurst stands, from Konnopke's underneath an U-bahn station to the KaDeWe's department store kiosk. Believe us when we say that currywurst—sausage drowned with curry ketchup and curry powder and presented with a side of either french fries or potato salad—is the shizznit.

So apparently we headed to Germany a tad too early, as Berlin has just opened the first museum devoted completely to the history and varieties of currywurst. The Deutsches Currywurst Museum, cozying up next to the tourist trap that is Checkpoint Charlie, explores the eating habits of Berliners (who consume around 70 million currywursts every year!) and doles out samples of the tasty favorite.

At the opening, Eurocheapo reported that 1,500 hungry revelers showed up, alongside vegan protestors and a dancing sausage. The museum will be open daily from 10am to 10pm, with an entrance fee of between 7-11 Euros. Just don't forget that no matter where you are, you should grab some sausage to celebrate Currywurst Day on September 4; it's the 60th anniversary!

Related Stories:
· Deutsches Currywurst Museum [Official Site]
· Berlin Museum Review: The Best of the curry(Wurst) [Eurocheapo]
· Berlin Field Trip Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Jaunted]

Archived Comments:

Yum, yum and yum

I've so got to get back to Berlin again. Currywurst is truly the best. (A famous German pop singer even wrote a song all about it. How many foods have their own song?)