Eating Ketwurst on the Street in (East) Berlin, Germany
Germany is famous for its sausages, but there is one, Ketwurst, that is reputed to have originated during a very special time and place: communist East Germany. Although its history is hazy, it is believed that the sausage smothered in spicy sauce and then dunked in a hollowed out toasted roll was invented by workers in the café at Berlin’s TV Tower on Alexanderplatz. But to find the best version nowadays, head north to the Schönhauser Allee in Prenzlauer Berg, where you’ll find Alain’s Imbiss in the shadow of the U-Bahn railway. A local institution, Alain's specialises in East Berlin’s culinary invention, to the accompaniment of the trains rumbling overhead and buskers of varying quality strumming their stuff under the arches.