The Currywurst

an incredibly delicious story


The Currywurst is a famous German speciality that exists since 1949. It is a Fast Food dish that consists in a steamed then fried pork sausage with Curry Ketchup and Curry powder. It is a very common meal in Germany and is often served with fries. In this leaflet, we will travel back in time to when this famous dish was created.

The Currywurst Past

The Currywurst was invented by Herta Heuwer, who obtained ketchup (or Worcestershire sauce) and curry from soldiers. She mixed these ingredients and poured them onto a grilled pork sausage. This was a cheap but very filling snack that sold immediately. In fact, when Hewer started selling Currywurst in a popular district where many workers were rebuilding the devastated Berlin, she even sold up to 10,000 servings per week. Herta patented her curry ketchup sauce, called "Chillup", in 1951.