The currywurst (curried sausage) is just as much a part of Berlin as Brandenburger Tor. Or at least that’s what they’ll tell you at ‘Deutsches Currywurst Museum’. No, it’s NOT a joke. Berlin actually has a museum for the currywurst and in fact it’s not all that bad.
Before going I thought to myself, that it was impossible to make an interesting museum for a fastfood dish, and I expected my visit to the museum to be a quick one, but it turned out that the interactive museum had a lot more to offer than I expected. It was informative, creative and definitely worth a visit.
The story of the curry wurst is the story of Berlin. Of how hausfraus had to be inventive during the war, when food was rationed, which led to the culinary creation of the currywurst. And on the story of the currywurst stands that are social institutions in Berlin. This is here you gossip, small talk or discuss big topic with the person eating a wurst next to you. In Berlin alone there are hundreds and hundreds of curry wurst restaurants.
Deutsches Currywurst Museum opened last year and is open everyday between 10:00 – 22:00. And when you’re done with your tour in the museum your ticket include a sample of the famous wurst. And if that doesn’t fill our belly you wont have to walk far before you stumble across the first place, where you can buy a currywurst.