Culinary Trip In Berlin

Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History, Dining

Berlin-Mitte Deutsches Currywurst Museum
Berlin-Mitte Deutsches Currywurst Museum

[ source: Wikipedia]

The people of Berlin love their currywurst (curry sausage). The origins of this cooked sausage with curry sauce aren’t certain, but a visitor to Berlin certainly should try at least one of them – and the possibilities for doing so are great, given that there are sausage stands which offer currywurst on many a Berlin street corner. There are, however, a few of them which are particularly popular and thus great for getting to know authentic Berlin life.

Sightseeing, far from the Brandenburg Gate

Going on an excursion along the best currywurst stands in the city, one can get to know the authentic Berlin, far from mass tourist spots such as the Brandenburg Gate or Checkpoint Charlie. One favorite of the locals, for example, is right at the U-Bahn (metro) stop Eberswalder Strasse in Prenzlauer Berg. The “Konopke Imbiss” is considered the oldest in town, which gives it its exalted status. Especially around lunchtime, long lines form, of businessmen and students alike. The well-known Kastanienallee and Schönhauser Allee with many trendy bars and designer stores are close by.

In the city district “Mitte,” right on the famous Oranienburg street which, come nightfall, turns into a colorful and chic place for a relaxed walk, one finds “Curry 61.” Its offer, fortunately, is not as peculiar as its location: the currywurst will be served on the plate (or paper plate) in the traditional way. It’s only a short hop to the Hackesche Höfe offering lots of art and culture, e.g. through their galleries, an Art House cinema and theater plays.

Kreuzberg Feeling

The well-known Bergmannstrasse in Kreuzberg is home of the “Bergmann Curry.” This stand offers particularly exquisite currywurst, not just with ketchup or mayonnaise, but also with truffle mayonnaise or a pungent wasabi dip. The Bergmann-Kiez (neighborhood) is famous and popular for its diversity: One can find a typical market hall, various international restaurants and traditional small grocers (in German: “Tante-Emma-Läden”). “Imbiss am Cotti” is to be found at the Kottbusser Tor (gate) in Kreuzberg. It’s not just the sausage here that’s nice, but also the owner, who is a true Berlin woman and very dedicated to her craft. The area around the Kottbusser Tor is a great spot for people watching in real Kreuzberg. No fancy boutiques or expensive restaurants here…



About this Article

Bettina Kraft

This travel guide has been written by
  Bettina Kraft.

Bettina Kraft likes to write Germany related travel articles on Live Like a German - a site for exploring Germany, to learn more about its culture / language, and to find a great Germany vacation rental or holiday apartment when going on a Germany vacation. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.

Find and book quality Germany Vacation Rentals and Holiday Apartments ...

By Vacation Theme: Alpine Villages, Beach Vacations, Farm Vacations, German Castles, Historic Old Towns, Lake Vacations, Metropolitan Cities, Small Villages, Spa Towns, Themeparks, [ + ] more ...

By State: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bavaria, Berlin (region), Bern (Canton), Brandenburg, Bremen (region), Burgenland (Austria), Canton of Jura, Canton of Uri, Carinthia (Austria), Fribourg (Canton), Geneva (Canton), Glarus, Graubünden, Hamburg (region), Hesse, Lower Austria, Lower Saxony, Lucerne (Canton), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Obwalden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Salzburger Land (Austria), Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schaffhausen (Canton), Schleswig-Holstein, Schwyz (Canton), Solothurn, St. Gallen (Canton), Styria (Austria), Thurgau, Thuringia, Ticino, Tyrol (Austria), Upper Austria, Valais, Vaud, Vienna (Austria), Voralberg (Austria), Zug (Canton), Zürich (Canton), [ + ] more ...


Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Fraenkelufer 48 10999 Berlin, Germany

[ view larger map ]




Nearby Destinations Where You Can Find Nice Germany Vacation Rentals

Berlin-Wannsee

Berlin-Wannsee

Wannsee is a lovely neighborhood in the southeast of Germany’s capital. Surrounded by lakes and rivers, Wannsee offers visitors a relaxing place to "come home" after a full day of sightseeing in downtown Berlin.   [ + ] More Details

Related: Berlin-Wannsee Vacation Rentals


Berlin-Mitte

Berlin-Mitte

Mitte is the first and most central borough of Berlin (Mitte is German for middle). Mitte encompasses Berlin's historic core and is a must-see area for anyone wanting to get to know this German metropolis. Until 2001, Mitte was itself an autonomous district.…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Berlin-Mitte Vacation Rentals


Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

In a city rich with diversity and culture, Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg is one of the city's hottest districts. Since Reunification, the neighborhood has been popular among university students, but this popularity has resulted in an increase in property…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg Vacation Rentals


Berlin

Berlin

Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and with a population of 3.4 million within its city limits, it is the country's largest city. It is the second most populous city and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Berlin is a major…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Berlin Vacation Rentals


Potsdam

Potsdam

Potsdam has several claims to national and international notability. Until 1918, it was the residence of the Prussian kings. Potsdam is also important due to its architectural and landscape history. Around the city there are a series of interconnected…  [ + ] More Details

Related: Potsdam Vacation Rentals



Feedback, comments, questions?

Bettina Kraft

If you have visited here please share your experiences with our readers on Facebook. Or, if you have other cool trip suggestions and would like to contribute a travel guide here, please drop me an email. We also are encouraging free-lancers, travel guide writers or publishers who have great Germany related content to send us an email and get in touch with us.

Subscribe to the latest Germany travel guide articles in a reader (RSS)

Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!

We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details

Add the "Best of Live Like a German" to your web site or blog!

Best of Live Like a German Badge

Get the Best of Live Like a German badge, which shows the latest Germany travel tips, popular vacation packages, special trip plans, and a selection of travel guides. It can be integrated easily into your web site or blog.
[ + ] More Details