No joke. We have a Currywurst Embassy in Vienna. And believe me it is so much more fun than any other embassy in Vienna. At my first attempt to come here I failed miserably. Smart me! I didn’t check when the place was open. So I was standing in front of a closed imbiss stand.
But I learned from my mistake and knew that it is only open when there is good weather around noon and then in the evening from around 5:00 p.m. and since the last days were horrible weatherwise I took the first chance today when the weather was better to come here. First, I was not sure whether I really liked to come here since I was pretty hungry and just a sausage might not be enough but then I decided that I am too curious I just had to come.
And believe me I did not regret it. To be honest the portions are not complete meal size. Of course, you should not expect that from an imbiss stand – this is a place for having just a snack. When I arrived there were not many people – actually there were only three including me. The guy behind the counter – yes, he was definitely German and I am sure judging by his accent he was from Berlin. He didn’t look too happy but was not unfriendly. I am not sure maybe he was the owner. The prizes are decent. If you take the curry wurst (sausage) with fries and one beverage you pay around 8 Euros.
For me it was the curry wurst with fries and the berlin sauce. It took some time till the food was ready. This is not the good part here. The good part is that the reason why the food took longer was that the guy was making fresh french fries. I think they don’t even use frozen potatoes but fresh ones. And for that I was definitely willing to wait. In the end it was just a few minutes and the result was really yummy crispy fries. Also the curry wurst was delicious.
I only had currywurst once before so I don’t have that much options to compare that to but it was really great. I mean you hardly get real curry wurst in Vienna. They usually give you fake currywurst. Here at imbiss stands if you order it you get bratwurst with some sauce that is more ketchup than anything else and some curry powder on top. But this was really good and I am sure when I am close to Schwedenplatz and feel like having sausage I will certainly want to come back here. Maybe then I will try one of the other sauces – either Bochum or Sylt – but I loved the Berlin one a lot. And when I left I thought: “Actually, now I can use some more.”
Info: Currywurst Botschaft, close to Adria Wien close to Schwedenplatz and Salztorbrücke, there is no phone number and neither fax nor email, this imbiss stand is seasonal and only open during the summer; opening hours are at good weather conditions from noon till 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m., I haven’t found any Facebook page or acutal website eventhough they have the http://www.wurstbotschaft.at on the posters pinned to the imbiss stand