At the world's first Bratwurst museum, located in Holzhausen near Arnstadt, you learn all about the history of sausages. The permanent exhibition shows the history, tradition and culture of the German sausage bratwurst, with a special focus on the Thuringian bratwurst.
Visitors will find out everything about pigs, their development from a pet, living indoors, to a wild animal, and also their butchering. Various tools and machines guide you through time and the history of sausage making from the Middle Ages to modern day. Mascot Bratwurststiebitz, a giant sausage in a bun, brings the fun element, that is also important here at the Bratwurst museum. If the visit made you hungry, you can of course go grab a sausage afterwards.
The first record of the Thuringian bratwurst goes back to the year 1404. At the covent Jungfrauenkloster Arnstadt a bratwurst was found on a wooden relief from that time.