Burenwurst (Boer Sausage)

The Burenwurst sausage became popular in Austria during the second Boer war between 1899 and 1902. That's why the sausage received its name in connection to the Boers. Austrians in that time were so impressed about the staying power of the Boers during the war against the mighty British Empire in South Africa, that they named a sausage according to them.

In Vienna the Burenwurst can be also called as Burenhäutl (Boer Skin). It's the most important sausage in Viennese snack bars.

The original Burenwurst is never is never grilled or baked, only cooked.



This Burenwurst with sweet mustard was bought and eaten in the Upper Austrian capital of Linz.