The German Currywurst Museum near Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin has been closed. The museum closed permanently, can be read at the doors, on Facebook and also on the website of the house. Nobody was able to reach the phone number of the operator Edutainement International GmbH yesterday.
The interactive museum including tomato blobs and sausage sofa opened in mid-2009 in the Berlin Schützenstraße. It attributed the invention of currywurst to the Berlin-based Herta Heuwer for September 4, 1949. At that time, she mixed a sauce made from tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, curry powder and other spices and poured it over a fried and chopped sausage.
Reaction to US food culture
But also Hamburg and the Ruhr area make claims to the Currywurst. Perhaps the true story of all inventions is that it is a German post-war phenomenon – a reaction to the food culture of the US occupiers, who liked to eat hot dogs and ketchup.
Whether with or without a museum: Berliners will probably continue to eat an estimated 70 million curried sausages per year. In the whole of Germany it should be 800 million. Meanwhile, the best snack in the German capital, offering the specialty, continues to be the subject of controversy.