Munich Christkindlmarkt
Munich Christkindlmarkt

On the second day of Christmas my Bavarian friend gave to me: a pair of sausages.

In Bavaria it’s quite normal to eat some type of sausages on Christmas morning. The reasons people eat these vary, but one popular reason is that it is so easy. Munich, surprisingly, isn’t a particularly great place to get sausages in the land of sausages, but does have one that is worth mentioning.

Münchner Weißwurst, a bavarian sausage
Münchner Weißwurst, a bavarian sausage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These are the white sausages which are made of veal and pork and seasoned with parsley. No preservatives are used in their preparation which means they must be eaten fresh. Served with sweet mustard (Handlmaier’s from Regensburg is the hands-down favorite by everyone here), a crispy pretzel and wheat beer, the ‘Bavarian Breakfast’ is a popular Christmas tradition.

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Michael V. Owens
Michael Owens was born in San Diego, California, but is a product of the Orlando, Florida, school system. This gave him a love of the ocean and its bounty, a rudimentary education, and a great swing for both baseball (then), and golf (now). He followed his heart and received a diploma in Humanities, which did him absolutely no good in the USA. He didn’t choose Munich; it chose him. Despite his adoration for history, Renaissance art, and medieval philosophy, Michael would prefer to see the world in 2150, rather than in 1150. But it is close.