The Dish You Shouldn't Order In Germany After Noon

Germany is a beautiful country with incredible food. If you are traveling to this part of the world, you are in for a gastronomic experience you will not soon forget. Whether you are there for Oktoberfest and want to enjoy some good full-bodied German beer that you will find in the likes of Munich along with a doughy Bavarian pretzel, or if you are taking in the historic castles and countryside and find yourself in the mood for a traditional and authentic German schnitzel, dining in Das Land der Dichter und Denker is a culinary treat for your taste buds.

But if you are visiting Germany, you should familiarize yourself with the rules and laws of the country so you don't offend the people who call this country home. The Culture Trip shares that in Germany, you won't see people jaywalking, lest you want to incur a fine. They take recycling seriously and they expect tourists to respect the hours of the day and wee morning designated as "quiet hours." Similarly, Business Insider notes that, when you are visiting the scenic towns and sampling the local fare, there is one ordering faux pas you do not want to make in Germany.

Check your watch before you order Weisswurst

Business Insider warns that you will want to check your watch if you want to try Weisswurst while visiting Germany. Weisswurst is the white sausage, usually made with veal and cooked up in a water broth, that Germans love to eat for breakfast. And if Weisswurst is on your bucket list of foods to consume, you will want to order it up before noon or, as is commonly said, "Before the church bell chimes noon." Partaste advises that this rule was originally born out of necessity, noting that it is "extremely perishable." And while the invention of refrigeration might extend the shelf life of these sausages, there is nothing like one that has been made fresh in the morning.   

But according to MyRecipes, that's not the only rule you want to follow when it comes to Weisswurst. This sausage, which often contains speck, parsley, and a little ginger, comes with a lot of rules and protocols. The site shares that it must always be served in a tureen and, when serving it up, you are going to need a soft pretzel on the side along with some sweet mustard — and don't forget the tall glass of Hefeweizen to wash it all down! However, they also share this insider tip: Don't spread that mustard on the sausage. It's for the pretzel.