The historic sausage kitchen of Regensburg
The town of Regensburg lies two hours north of Munich and marks the most northern point of the Roman Empire, at the height of its power.
The medieval town is mainly famous for its stone bridge over the Danube, built between 1135 and 1146. It's still going strong and is used by traffic to this day. To complete the construction of this bridge, Roman workers counted on Bavarian sausages to keep them going.
Today in Regensburg, a 900 year-old building lies next to the stone bridge, which hosts the historic sausage kitchen and sells around 6000 sausages a day. The recent owners of the restaurant purchased it in 1806 from the Regensburg State authority. They also claim that documentary evidence exists to link the establishment back to the time when the bridge was built.
Visitors should be prepared to like sausages - as that's all there is on the menu! They're accompanied by sauerkraut, home-made mustard and local beer, and come in portions of six, eight or ten.
Sausages are still among the most popular dishes in Germany. There are more than 1,500 different types, obeying strict production regulations, some of which date back to the year 1256.
Tel: 0049 941 466 210
open daily 8am-7pm
Portal to the town of Regensburg with information for locals and visitors. In German.
The sausage kitchen of Regensburg
Have a look at the menu of the historic sausage kitchen. In English and German.
Gourmet cuisine in Germany
There's more than sausage and sauerkraut. In English.