Sausages and grilled sausages

Grill sausages: Germans love it crisp

Sausages and grilled sausages: grilled

For most German consumers, sausages end up on the grill. A representative GEWIS survey showed that sausages or sausages are on the menu at least three times a week.

Besides the taste, the crunchiness is an important aspect in the choice of grilled sausages. For 95 percent, freshness was the number one priority, closely followed by a natural serenity of the sausage. Only 52 percent pay attention primarily to an appetizing appearance and 39 percent to the ingredients used.

The Currywurst with its hot sauce is one of the most popular sausages. Almost as much as delicious sausages or the Nuremberg Rostbratwurst are eaten. While sausages are consumed both warm and cold, the grilled sausage ends up on the grill.

History of the Rostbratwurst

The pleasure of sausages looks back on a long tradition. Already the Indo-Germans and the Babylonians ate it and gave it their name, because the word "sausage" means freely translated from the Indo-European origin "Gemengsel".

In the 12th century, the first sausage stall was built in Regensburg and the popular Rostbratwurst invented. Among them include the Nuremberger and the Thuringian Bratwurst, Thus, the first Nuremberg sausages were mentioned in 1313 by name in a document, while the Thuringia since 1404 officially produced and eaten.

Facts worth knowing about bratwurst

Sausages and grilled sausages: grilled


Original Thuringian Rostbratwürstchen

  • Sausages are one of the most popular German barbecue items.
  • Since 1613, a code for the Thuringian Rostbratwurst prescribes weight, length and basic components.
  • Nürnberger are produced in the sheep intestine (Saitling), while for other sausages pork intestine is used.
  • Every German grills an average of 6 times a year.
  • In Germany alone, there are more than 1,500 different sausages.
  • Bratwurst get their name because they are filled with meat, but not for grilling or roasting.
  • Even Odysseus is said to have had some kind of blood sausage in his wanderings aboard as food.
  • Natural gut, which is mainly used today for sausages, was formerly also used for bowstrings, guitar pages, condoms and zeppelins.

EU-wide protection for Thüringer and Nürnberger Rostbratwürste

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The product name "Nürnberger Rostbratwürste" is protected throughout Europe

Nuremberg and Thuringian Rostbratwürste are not only among the most popular sausages in Germany, but are also protected by law throughout Europe. Thus, only sausages are allowed to receive the product designation if they comply with the strict quality characteristics. This gives consumers regardless of the manufacturer always original Nuremberg or Thuringian in consistently good quality.

In addition, the European-wide protection of the product name applies to a total of 36 products from Germany, for example Spreewälder Gurken, Kölsch and the Allgäu Emmentaler.

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