Museum Island is home to five celebrated museums, where some of the best artefacts in Berlin (and Germany) can be discovered. Visitors can spend the day taking in some of Berlin’s finest artistic sights and then venture to the surrounding area to enjoy Berliners’ favourite culinary feast: currywurst. Here are the best spots to try currywurst near Museumsinsel.
Restaurant, Fast Food, $$$
Close to Hackescher Markt
, and just a short walk along the tree-lined canal from Museum Island, Curry 61
is a cosy currywurst joint in the heart of the city. Serving up freshly made, succulent sausages, it’s the perfect spot for well-priced bites, including the original Berlin currywurst, drowning in rich ketchup and curry powder.
Restaurant, Fast Food, Fusion, German, $$$
Combining two great loves of Berliners – Ampelmann
, the iconic traffic man of former East Germany, and currywurst
– AMPELMANN Restaurant
is perfectly located overlooking Museum Island
. The restaurant offers a diverse menu, geared towards tourists, including a tasty, large serving of currywurst. If you want to enjoy sausages with a view, it’s a good place to go.
Food Kiosk, German, Fast Food, $$$
is the quirky currywurst food kiosk that can found around Berlin and close to Alexanderplatz station, about a ten-minute walk from Museum Island
. This quirky joint provides delicious, freshly made and traditionally prepared Berliner currywurst
, served with refreshing pilsner beer. It’s the über-authentic, casual spot to try currywurst in Berlin.
Food Stall, Fast Food, $$$
A 15-minute stroll north from Museum Island
, on the bustling boulevard of Torstraße, Curry Mitte
is a casual currywurst food stand. Using locally sourced meat, the menu offers both beef and pork sausages, cooked to perfection and richly topped with curry ketchup.
Restaurant, German, $$$
is where craft beer, German sausages
and organic bread meet. With a rustic charm, roaring fire and high-quality, mostly organic menu, Das Meisterstück is the hip spot to unwind, enjoy a few beers and indulge in their freshly roasted, excellent currywurst.
Restaurant, German, American, $$$
Located on a lively strip near Hackescher Markt station, Restauration 1840
is a German restaurant with a rustic interior and authentic charm. Well-known German cuisine
favourites can be found here, including pork knuckle, schnitzel and, of course, fresh and delicious currywurst dishes. Due to the location, it’s a great spot to try for those who want to sit back, relax and enjoy this fast-food treat in style.
Food Stall, German, $$$
Enjoy your currywurst with a seat and view at Bandy’s Currywurst. Located directly across from Museum Island
, this casual food joint serves up well-priced currywurst and beer that can be enjoyed at their large outdoor seating area.