The Regensburg Wurstküchl by the Danube has been sizzling sausages for centuries:
If you’re a meat eater, a visit to Regensburg would not be complete without stopping at the Regensburg Wurstküchl, Germany’s oldest sausage kitchen. Situated next to the 12th century Steinerne Brücke or Old Stone Bridge, the Wurstküchl has been serving sizzling sausages for centuries.
Sausage Kitchen by the Danube
We first became aware of the Wurstküchl in 2005 when our river cruise made a stop at Regensburg. Our river boat moored not too far from the sausage tavern and we could smell the aroma of sizzling Würstchen wafting in the air. In spite of having just had breakfast, some of our fellow cruise passengers made a beeline for the Wurstküchl . We don’t eat meat, but were interested to see this legendary sausage kitchen at work.
The charcoal-grilled sausages smelt really good and even as vegetarians we could appreciate how good it must taste. We did enjoy standing in the kitchen taking snaps. We had to be careful not to be run over by the plates of piping hot sausages leaving the kitchen.
They still make homemade sausages purely from ham or pork and the sauerkraut is fermented in their own cellar. And of course, the Wurstküchl mustard follows the original historical recipe of the renowned Elsa Schricker.
If you are not overly hungry, it’s possible to buy a single sausage roll straight out of the kitchen. This group of young people did just that.
As popular as ever
From our 2013 and current visits, we see that the Wurstküchl is still as popular as it was in the past. It’s good to see that this historical business is still as successful today as it was in the middle ages, selling their Regensburger sausages to locals and visitors.