Apr 2, 2015

9 cm Nuremberg
A history of the city from the perspective of the sausage

The Nuremberg 9 cm sausage: A cultural history of the Nuremberg sausage. This was the title of the special exhibition held in the “Fembohaus” Nuremberg City Museum, and it explained how the history of the sausage is entwined with the history of the city of Nuremberg.

A gold-plated Nuremberg sausage on fork, heroically mounted under a glass cover, put the visitors in the right frame of mind for the "myth." The more than 700-year-old tradition of the Nuremberg sausage was illustrated with objects, images and documents and was enthusiastically enjoyed by almost 14,000 visitors. The Nuremberg Sausage Protection Association supported the event with a donation of an almost six-figure sum.

On the 210 sq metres of the special exhibition space, everything revolved around what is probably the world’s smallest sausage for six months. Almost 14,000 visitors from all destinations enjoyed viewing the city from the sausage’s point of view.

Visitors were able to write on paper plates what “their Nuremberg sausages” meant to them personally and place these tributes on a display wall. Statements such as "3 im Weckla is a homeland which you can bite into"; "the best of Nuremberg"; "a tasty little piece of home" or even "because of the excellent Nuremberg sausages, I could never be a vegetarian" represent just a few of these tributes to Nuremberg sausages.

The Nuremberg sausage has been a best-seller for more than 700 years! The story of how it got this far is told by Dr. Hartmut Frommer, Vice Chairman of the Protection Association, and Gabriele Korn, Curator of the “Fembohaus” City Museum, in various film sequences.