Thuringian sausage

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Thuringian sausage
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Alternative names Thüringer Rostbratwurst
Course Sausage
Place of origin Thuringia, Germany
Main ingredients minced meat, salt and pepper, caraway, marjoram, and garlic
Cookbook: Thuringian sausage  Media: Thuringian sausage
Thüringer sausages
Bratwurst Imbiss (fast food stand) in Weimar
Thuringian sausages in Berlin

Thuringian sausage, or in German Thüringer Rostbratwurst (short: Roster), is a unique sausage from the German state of Thuringia which has PGI status under EU law.


Thuringian sausage has been produced for hundreds of years. The oldest known reference to a Thuringian sausage is located in the Thuringian State Archive in Rudolstadt in a transcript of a bill from an Arnstadt convent from the year 1404. The oldest known recipe dates from 1613 and is kept in the State Archive in Weimar, another is listed in the "Thüringisch-Erfurtische Kochbuch" from 1797 which also mentions a smoked variety.