January 2, 2005
Bratwursthäusle is one of Nürberg's most famous and busy of the city's sausage restaurants. It is popular with locals and tourists alike - and for good reason. The food, albeit of a limited choice, is top quality and tasty. The bratwursts are prepared three ways: roasted (Brat), poached in a hot vinegary wine sauce with onions (Saure Zipfel), and smoked (Rauch).
Sausages are served with sauerkraut or potato salad and baskets of fresh bread, buns, and pretzels, as well as pots of Nürnberg Senf. A slightly sweet and yellowy mustard, this Senf differs from the typical mustard you find in other regions in Germany, which is usually Dusseldorf/Thuringian style.
They have a small but very appropriate and top-quality wine and beer menu. We tried both the TUCHER Altfranken dark and Hefeweizen beers and found them to be refreshing brews.
The atmosphere is wonderfully gemutlichkeit, or cosy. Due to the tiny size of this hopping place, you are often required to share your table with other guests. If you are looking for a low-key and private dining experience, this is not your place. During our visit, we shared the table with two American families who have returned to this same restaurant every year for 20 years, as well as a Bavarian couple who returns to this restaurant upon every visit to Nürnberg. We enjoyed the food, the conversation, and the bustling atmosphere. The Bratwursthäusle experience should not be missed, and I will be sure to return to this place time and time again.
From journal Christkindl Markt