Located in the heart of Nuremberg’s old town, this museum offers visitors an insight into how bratwurst has evolved over time and become one of Germany’s most iconic dishes.
The origins of bratwurst can be traced back as far as 1313 when it was first mentioned in documents from Nuremberg city archives. Since then, it has grown to become a staple dish throughout Germany and beyond. The Bratwurst Museum explores its long history through interactive displays featuring historic artefacts such as grills used for cooking bratwursts during World War II or cookbooks dating back to 1621 which feature recipes for making sausages. Additionally, you can learn about the different types of brats available today, like veal or pork-based varieties with herbs and spices added for flavour.
In addition to learning about its past, visitors can also experience what it’s like to make their own traditional Nuremberg-style brats by participating in a hands-on workshop at the museum. You will get step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your own fresh batch while getting tips from experienced professionals who have been doing this since childhood. For those looking for something more leisurely, there are regular tastings held where guests can sample some delicious local specialities such as “Knoblauchbraten” (garlic flavoured) or “Kräuterbraten” (herb flavoured).
No visit would be complete without stopping by the gift shop, where you can pick up souvenirs such as t-shirts emblazoned with images of famous Nurembergers enjoying their favourite food – bratwursts.