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 Sep 30 2022

Tag der Deutschen Einheit - Wurst from Germany

Ulm, Germany - October 3, "Der Tag der Deutschen Einheit" commemorates the anniversary of the German Reunification. In 1990, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) were formally declared as one. For the first time since 1945, only one single German state existed. The date is often mistaken as the day the Berlin Wall came down, which was November 9, 1989.

Neuschwanstein
Bundestag
Wurstbude

The cuisine of Germany is made up of many different local or regional cuisines, reflecting the country's federal history. Germany itself is sharing many culinary traditions with neighbouring countries such as Poland and the Czech Republic. Southern regions, like Bavaria and Swabia, share dishes with Austrian cuisine and parts of Swiss cuisine. There are many traditional dishes, which could do as a national dish, but in fact, there is no official one.

Therefore, we chose an obvious one – Wurst. There is no Germany without sausages. An estimated 1,500 varieties exist across wurst-loving Germany. They are prepared in many different ways and include a wide range of ingredients and unique spice blends. You will find these on street stalls almost everywhere across the country. One of the most popular varieties is Bratwurst, a pan-fried or roasted sausage made from veal, beef, or pork. Others include Wiener (Viennese), which is smoked and then boiled, and the blood sausages, Blutwurst and Schwarzwurst.

Bratwurst
Weisswurst
Currywurst

You will also find regional specialties such as Berlin’s Currywurst (with curried ketchup on top) and Bavaria’s Weisswurst, a white sausage that you peel before eating with sweet mustard. Meanwhile, Nuremberg is famous for its grilled Rostbratwurst, which people eat with Sauerkraut (fermented shredded cabbage). In addition, in the state of Thuringia, the local Rostbratwurst is made using distinctive spices like marjoram and caraway.

Story by Joint Support and Enabling Command

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