The Nuremberg bratwurst and its city
Everywhere in Nuremberg you will discover things worth to know about as well as amusing things about the Bratwurst. Weinmarkt, Schulgässchen and Winklerstraße once were the gastronomic centre of the city having the most inns in the Holy Roman Empire - every eighth house was a Eating house.
Just a few steps ahead, at the Fleischbänke, once used to slaughter on a sort of stilt houses in the Pegnitz. The slaughter offal were thrown into the river, resulting in a saying by the citizens of Fürth who are settled downstream of the Pegnitz : "You may not expect anything good to come from Nuremberg". In Unschlitthouse on the other side of the Pegnitz once was the headquarter of the Meat- and Bratwurst Authority of the imperial city. Nowadays the Office for Statistics only counts about 523 urban pigs. Understandable that they are not enough to cover the production of more than one billion Nürnberger Rostbratwürste made in Nuremberg per annum.
The Mühlgasse nearby reminds of the squeaking pigs of the "Almosenmühle" which was operated here and it is therefore supposed that todays Hutergasse was called "Stinkende Gasse (Smelly Alley)". Already in the Middle Ages the Counsel demanded that "Pratwurst" is solely made of pork sausage meat. Today, especially the missing sausage meat is a characteristic for the Nürnberger Rostbratwürste, which solely consist of minced pork.
Who wishes to learn more about the Nürnberger and its city is advised to take the Bratwurstspaziergang (a walk that combines the links between bratwurst and the city), virtual or read all about it.