The original German ‘Bratwurst’ comes from Thuringia where the first mention of it was in 1404. The sausage contains pork, beef and sometimes veal. The sausage is usually eaten with a hot or sweet German mustard or sliced and eaten as Currywurst. Sometimes it is served with French mustard and is almost always served with a hard German roll and usually accompanied by a beer. A ’Bratwurst’ meal is often eaten with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and roasted onions. Sometimes, it is served with a potato sauce, or a potato salad. All the Thuringia Bratwurst I have eaten were with the French mustard and the hard roll, whilst standing. You are never sure whether the roll is for eating as its so hard or for just holding the hot sausage.