Almost everyone enjoys a good wiener, but not as much of those in Germany who love sausages so much they created over a thousand different types to satisfy their every craving.

Seriously, there are over a THOUSAND different types of sausages available in Germany, more specifically, 1,500.

1,500!

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What?! I can barely name one, er, okay I can name one – Frankfurt!

All the stereotypes about Germans being big on bangers are completely true, but of course they’re not going around eating sausages all day, every day.

Speaking to media in Sydney last week, Germany’s Australia-based tourism leader said while sausages are traditional to south, other parts of Germany have their own culinary treats, which she hopes to educate Aussies about throughout 2018.

Gernany Image: Nataniel Susantoputra/Unsplash

Image: Nataniel Susantoputra/Unsplash

For example, being along the coastline has made the north popular among seafood lovers, and the country’s centre is a haven of fine dining.

Stefanie Eberhard, Direct for German Nation Tourism Organisation in Australia, said there’s “incredible” culinary diversity in the country, including 292 Michelin star restaurants.

“When most people think of German food, they think of sausages, but we have totally different kind of dining experiences from fine dining to Medieval experiences.”

Stefanie Eberhard, German Nation Tourism Organisation Director Australia

Medieval experiences? You read correctly.

Gernany Image: Jaromír Kavan/Unsplash

Image: Jaromír Kavan/Unsplash

As part of the country’s 2018 culinary message in 2018, leaders are also highlighting the more unique dining options such as eating 3,000 above sea level in an igloo village, eating in a salt mine, eating underwater and eating in the dark.

If that’s not enough to convince your German food goes beyond encased meat, the European destination has over 150 scenic routes, 10 of which are dedicated to food such as the wine route, cheese route, mil route and the asparagus route.

Getting hungry? Then let’s change the topic to Germany’s new high-speed rail lines, which are set to save travellers up to two hours in travel time.

Coming this month is the new Berlin-Munich like, which, according to Rail Europe’s Business Development Manager Richard McKisack, reduces a traditional six-hour journey between the cities to just under four hours.

The speedy new route is made possible through Germany’s 10 billion Euro investment in public transport and will see holidaymakers travel at a speed of 300km/h through 37 bridges, 27 tunnels and 270km of new tracks (tickets are distributed via Rail Plus, Rail Tickers and Infinity Rail in Australia).

For those looking to visit Germany beyond 2018 over even 2019, specialised tour operator, Collette, is hosting nine and 12-day tours to the country for the 2020 Oberammergau Passion Play.

As part of the trip, travellers will witness the half-day powerful stage performance before taking in Germany’s cultural sites.

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How many sausages can you name?