The bratwurst story is rooted in the forests that grew up in central Germany, which was a region where local butchers favored the large and delicious sausage that was too large to fit in bread rolls but was nonetheless served in a bread roll.

This is the bratwurst from Thuringia, A place that is celebrating its sausage-making heritage by opening a new museum, growing by a third after moving its former museum into the town of the forest in Muhlhausen during August.

In the past, the museum was located in a different area of Thuringia and was able to handle around 70000 visitors per year. The plan for the move caused controversy due to the fact that the new site was situated on one of the sites that was an annex to The Nazi Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The issue was resolved by town councilors, who suggested another location for the museum.

Beyond being a European city for sausages, the charming historic town of Muhlhausen, located just three hours south of Berlin via train, is definitely worth a visit to view the town’s historic center that was spared its destruction by the Allied bombardments during World War II.

The new Bratwurst Museum in Muhlhausen, Germany.

The focus is on the region’s bratwurst tradition, which spans to more than 600 years ago. The Thuringian bratwurst was first noted in an account book for the Arnstadt Virgin Monastery in 1404.


The humorous show explores the legend of Thuringian sausage through documents from the past, including butcher’s equipment and other tools such as meat grinders and sausage syringes, along with sausage-related art, curiosities, and kitschy.

Since 2003, the Thuringian Rostbratwurst, which is primarily an ox sausage, was safeguarded by the EU as a regional delicacy, placing it in the same category as Parma champagne and ham.

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The site is also home to a “sausage house” with 120 seats for celebrations and events, as well as an exhibit and spice garden and an animal enclosure for children.

A total of EUR5 million (US$5.4 million) is being invested in the new facility, According to the Friends of Thuringian Bratwurst association that runs the museum.

Construction began around three years ago, but it was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic inflation and a labor shortage.

Fun and quirky attractions at the brand modern Bratwurst Museum located in Muhlhausen, Germany.

In Thuringia, approximately 38,000 tons of sausage are produced each year. In spite of the growing vegan and vegetarian movement in Europe, production in Thuringia in Germany has increased by more than a third in the last three years.

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It’s in German; however, the exhibitions and the flavor of the bratwurst you’ll eat after your tour will speak for themselves.

Thuringia’s Bratwurst Museum isn’t even the only one of these museums in Germany; however, this was its first opening in a different part of the country in 2006. At the time, it was the nation’s only museum dedicated to bratwurst in Germany at the time.

Further to the south, Germany’s sausage-loving state of Bavaria has its bratwurst museum located in The city of Nuremberg. It is also famous for its winter bazaars and love for delicious comfort food. The town also claims to Europe’s longest-running sausage-making traditions.

If you are a sausage lover, consider visiting both of these museums, but be aware that they both serve center German Thuringer Rostbratwurst, which will is very different from its Bavarian counterpart.

Bratwurst is available in a variety of designs, flavors, and shapes and is cooked in a variety of ways.

Bratwurst in Germany is available in a variety of sizes. It may be fine or coarse and grilled over coals as well as in pans filled with a range of ingredients. Besides meat, there are spices and herbs. Schnapps, wine, cheese, and sometimes chocolate can be used in the sauce.

Thuringian sausage Thuringian is a huge plum,p, and a bit juicy sausage, usually served on bread rolls and mustard. It’s, in essence, the same type that came into North America as the “brat.”

The Nuremberg, however, is a tinier, firmer as well as m, more intensely spiced sausage, and Bavarian restaurants typically sell six of them with sauerkraut. You can also purchase Drei im Weggla, which is three sausages packed in bread rolls.

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The most bizarre thing about this tourist spot is that you’re not allowed to take a bite of bratwurst in the place.

In contrast to the Irish Guinness factory that rewards visitors with freshly brewed pints of the black liquor at the close of the tour, Nuremberg’s Bratwurst Museum isn’t all about tasting what that you’re studying about.

The curators instead assume that you’re simply arriving from – or planning to go to some of downtown’s numerous bratwurst stalls.

In all likelihood, sausages are everywhere in Germany, and you won’t need to venture near the museum in order to locate one. Be it at festivals, barbecues, or soccer matches, numerous locations are part of German life where bratwurst is the only thing you need.

A “bratwurst cannon” opens the new Bratwurst Museum.

As per the German Butchers’ Association, the people of Germany consume the equivalent of 2.7 kg (6lbS) of bratwurst per person each year. This figure has remained steady in recent years, despite a trend toward a more balanced and vegetarian diet.

Many Germans believe that a football arena or winter market would begin to open without first setting up a stand for bratwurst with a large amount of mustard.

If you make it in Nuremberg as well as Muhlhausen or not on your German travels, you’ll get to taste the regional sausages.