You Will Forget the Hot Dogs After Trying These German Sausages

Best German Sausages

When it comes to classic American food, hot dogs often steal the show. And I get it, this food is simple, perfect on the go, and you can find it everywhere.

But if you are looking for a good taste, there is no arguing about having much better sausages than this one.

And we all know the place famous for this, Germany of course.

If you are a first-timer on my blog, I am exploring everything about authentic German food, like restaurants, recipes, and more. When it comes to traditional dishes, Bratwurst is, without doubt, one of my favorites. But there are other types of “wursts” as well.

Now I will present the best German sausages that are much better than a regular hot dog.


Bratwurst is a popular German sausage made from pork, beef, or veal. It’s ideal for grilling and often enjoyed with mustard and sauerkraut. It has a firm texture and a mild taste that makes it a favorite at many restaurants.

Perfect Pairing: Serve with soft pretzels, sauerkraut, and mustard.

Bratwurst with sauerkraut


Weisswurst, or “white sausage,” comes from Bavaria and is made from minced veal and pork back bacon. It’s flavored with parsley, lemon, and a mix of spices. Traditionally, it’s boiled and served with pretzels and sweet mustard. It is a typical breakfast in Germany.

Perfect Pairing: With pretzels and sweet mustard.

Weisswurst with pretzels and sweet mustard


Knackwurst is a shorter, plumper piece made from pork and beef. It has a smooth texture and a light garlic flavor. It is perfect for grilling or simmering. And of course, you just can’t have the right experience without mustard and pretzels, I will probably recommend this combo for each sausage here.

Perfect Pairing: With sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.

Knackwurst, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes


This one is made from veal and pork. It’s typically boiled and goes perfectly with potato salad. The name comes from the tradition of eating this sausage with Bock beer.

Perfect Pairing: With a glass of Bock beer.

Bockwurst and Bock beer

Nürnberger Rostbratwurst

These small sausages come from the city of Nuremberg and are made from coarsely ground pork. They are usually grilled and served three at a time on a roll, with mustard.

Their small size makes them perfect as a snack.

Perfect Pairing: With a cool German wheat beer.

Nürnberger Rostbratwurst and German Weizenbier


This one is a bit unusual. It is a liver sausage made from pork liver, pork, and various spices. It has a smooth texture and is typically spread on bread or crackers.

Perfect Pairing: Spread on rye bread or crackers and serve with pickles and onions.

Leberwurst with pickles and onions

Blood Sausage

Also known as Blutwurst, is made from pork blood, pork meat, and fat. I understand that some people may find this quite unusual, but you will change your mind after taking the first bite

This sausage is often sliced and fried, and can even go into soup.

Perfect Pairing: With dark beer. Or just spread it over bread for an easy snack.

Blutwurst spread on bread

Final Thoughts

I decided to only share the basic details of these outstanding wursts. Also, if you are asking me which one of these is the best, I would say that Bratwurst is an absolute winner. But that doesn’t mean that other ones aren’t on my menu almost every day.

You know, even the one, let’s call it exotic, made from blood, that honestly looks quite weird and has a much better taste than that hot dog you can find on every corner.

Just test them yourself.

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