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Currywurst and Hot Springs: Wiesbaden, Germany

Wiesbaden, Germany

Even though we were in Wiesbaden, Germany for a week, I don’t feel like I spent much time seeing the town. Instead, we spent the time with Doro and getting to know her husband Nasser.

It was a wonderful week in Wiesbaden including a visit to Doro’s parents near Bergen, some great cross-cultural cooking (we made Thai food for Doro and Nasser and they made some Moroccan favorites for us), and a celebration of Eid (the end of Ramadan) with Nasser’s family.

Wiesbaden, Germany

One of the things I learned about Wiesbaden is that it was built on a hot springs.

There is still a well where you can go to try the sulfuric water.

Wiesbaden, Germany

There are, however, limits on how much water you can drink.

Wiesbaden, Germany

Apparently, drinking too much sulfuric water isn’t good for you.

It’s not surprising, but it is pretty crazy that you can drink up to a liter every 24 hours, especially considering the strong sulfuric smell.

Like most German towns, Wiesbaden has a regular market (at least twice weekly) in the square outside the church, and lots of summer festivals.

We were here to hear some of the choirs warming up for “Wiesbaden Singt”, which is like a weekend celebration of singing in Wiesbaden.

We also had lunch one day at Best Worscht.

This is a restaurant where you can get currywurst, and it is, in fact, some of the best currywurst we have ever had.

Wiesbaden, Germany

If you’ve not had the joy of Currywurst, you should try it out next time you’re in Germany. Apparently the best currywurst is in Berlin, but Best Worscht in Wiesbaden is also good, and gives you a lot of flavors and spice levels to choose from.

Spices are rated A – F, with F being the spiciest. We ordered C spicyness, and a few different seasoning samples. The spicyness was just right, and getting to try lots of flavors was a good overview of what was available, as well as being delicious.

Thank-you Doro and Nasser for giving us such a nice week in Wiesbaden!

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