When Fotostrasse visited Aachen, we were expecting to get impressed by the beauty of the Aachen Cathedral. And we were but, when we think about our weekend there, the first thing that comes to our mind is the great food we had at Hanswurst Aachen.
Yes, the sausages that we had at Hanswurst were that good. And only half of Fotostrasse is a big fan of sausages!
Hanswurst opened in 2011 as the first sausage restaurant in Germany. There you are going to be able to find sausages from every region of Germany. From traditional roasted sausages to curry and blood sausages. From sausage burgers to salads and vegetarian sausages for those who don’t like meat that much.
It can be hard to choose which sausage to choose. At least, it was hard for us. Because of that, we just ordered a dish with everything. Really. Every type of sausage available at Hanswurst and it was amazing. There was Thüringen sausage, Berlin style curry wurst, Puttes from Saxony and a lot more. As you can see on the pictures here, eating it all was hard but it was a a great challenge to have.
All the products at Hanswurst are manufactured according to their own recipes and served with self made sauces and mustards produced from fresh and local ingredients. Making everything there even better. And that includes the beer! Hansbräu is the name of it and matches the food perfectly. We liked it so much that we even brought back to Berlin one of the great beer glasses they have there.
Something else that we have to say about Hanswurst is how amazing the staff is. They helped us out choosing among so many different choices of sausages and their tips made our experience there even better. And, since they spoke perfect English there, visitors without German skills will be able to eat without any problems.
If you want to try real German sausage in the first German restaurant focused only in sausages, you know you will have to visit Aachen and find Hanswurst!
Hanswurst can be found right across the Aachen Cathedral. The restaurant is so close to the Cathedral that, in the summer months, you can sit outside and enjoy the historical beauty of the church and have some sausages.