The Best Spots to Try Currywurst Near Museum Island, Berlin

The river bank near Museum Island in Berlin | @Ted and Jen/Flickr
The river bank near Museum Island in Berlin | @Ted and Jen/Flickr
Photo of Alice Dundon
1 May 2018

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.

Curry 61

Restaurant, Fast Food
Curry 61 in Berlin | © Alper Çuğun / Flickr

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.

AMPELMANN Restaurant

Restaurant, Fast Food, Fusion, German, $$$
Take a seat opposite Museum Island | © Mikko Lahti / Flickr

Combining two great loves of Berliners – Ampelmann, the iconic traffic man of former East Germany, and currywurstAMPELMANN 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.

Currywurst Express

Food Kiosk, German, Fast Food, $$$
Currywurst Express in Alexanderplatz | © Bo Jørgensen/Flickr
Currywurst Express 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.

Curry Mitte

Food Stall, Fast Food, $$$
Currywust at Curry Mitte Berlin | © Carlos Pacheco / Flickr | © Carlos Pacheco / Flickr

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.

Das Meisterstück

Restaurant, German, $$$
A tasty serving of beer and currywurst | © Salim Virji/Flickr
Das Meisterstück 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.

Restauration 1840

Restaurant, German, American, $$$
A full plate of currywurst, salad and fries with a beer in Berlin | © Jeremy Keith/Flickr

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.

Bandy’s Currywurst

Food Stall, German, $$$
Currywurst, chips and beer for lunch | © bob walker/ Flickr

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.

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