I am a native Viennese and love our local Vienna sausage stands. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. It’s good to know about the salsichas and vinas — I will be sure to impress the waiters at my favorite churrascaria next time I visit! Still with me? Histoire officielle de l'UEFA Champions League et de la Coupe d'Europe. To complement your post, here is a little primer about other typical sausages you can find in Vienna, next to the Frankfurter, and the best local sausage stands: Outside Germany, "frankfurter" is a common designation for boiled sausages, such as North American hot dog sausages, which are called Wiener Würstchen (Vienna sausages) in Germany. Guide saison par saison, stats historiques exhaustives et vidéos de toutes les finales de l'Histoire. This means the term is only allowed to be used for sausages that are in fact produced in the area of Frankfurt am Main, just like the term champagne can only be used for the sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of France. Confused yet? Vienna sausage? But wiener is not used in this context in Vienna because, again, frankfurter is how they call the sausages. Trotz der Unterschiede haben die Würstchen eine gemeinsame Historie: Das Frankfurter Würstchen gibt es seit dem Mittelalter, das erste Wiener Würstchen soll hingegen erst 1805 in Wien verkauft worden sein. I enjoyed the local Viennese hitdog stands too, especially the ones in the 1st district, near the Stephansdom! Meanwhile, do the same in Vienna — ask for a Vienna sausage, instead of a frankfurter and you’d probably hear “was is das?” (what is that?). (US) a sausage made from beef, chicken or pork, also a hot dog, (US, colloquial) someone who is nervous or afraid to partake in certain activities, (US, British, colloquial), an irritating or disliked person. Hi Barbara! Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; additional terms may apply. One would think that given the names, these would be two different varieties of sausage, but I’ve never seen them mean anything different in practice. It is a thin boiled sausage of pure pork in a casing of mutton’s intestine, and has Protected Geographical Status in Germany. I am a native Viennese and love our local sausage stands. Johann Georg Lahner hatte seine Ausbildung zum Metzger im Frankfurter „Worschtviertel“ absolviert, war danach nach Wien ausgewandert und hatte dort eine Metzgerei eröffnet. Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Pinterest. Her works have appeared in Forbes Asia, Russian Newsweek, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Sun and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, among others. To complement your post, here is a little primer on different types of sausages you can get there, apart from the typical Frankfurter, and the best local sausage stands: http://www.vienna-unwrapped.com/vienna-sausage.html. The word wiener refers to Vienna, whose German name is Wien. It’s national frankfurter and kraut week! But I approved both posts as I don’t want readers to miss the link you’ve put. Thus franks or frankfurters are merely synonyms for this dish. Frankfurter vs Wiener - What's the difference? The term is German for Vienna sausage which was eventually shortened to wiener. Wiener? You can find people from all walks of life there, from blue collar workers to academics. Pingback: Frankfurter Schule | Seit über 10.000 Jahren Erfahrung in Versklavung, Thanks for lifting the confusion about the Vienna sausage! The sausage was invented by a butcher from Frankfurt, who had moved to Vienna, which is why in Vienna it’s called a frankfurter, but in Frankfurt it’s called a wiener (Viennese). So if you are Austrian, you are eating a frankfurter, and if you are German, you are eating a wiener, or a sausage from Vienna. Oh wow, who would’ve thunk that sausages would be that complicated?! And if u are brazilian, u are eating “salsicha”… Well there is only a city in Brazil that call it “Vina”(close to wiener, in portuguese), and its because the german immigration, this city is named Curitiba . Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window). Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Is Vienna sausage the same as a Wiener, or a Frankfurter? In the USA anyway, it seems that we tend to use the terms Frankfurter and Wiener as synonyms for hot dogs, with no real distinction made between the two terms. Essentially there is no difference between hot dogs, wieners, and franks, although some say that wieners may be slightly shorter than franks. I visited your site, and I liked it! Text and Photos by Jennifer Ellson. Wiener comes from the name Wien, the Austrian name for the city English speakers call Vienna. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Wieners get their name from Wien, or Vienna, the Austrian city from which they originate; Franks were developed in Frankfurt… I wish to visit again someday. Bear with me, as I confuse you even more. Jennifer Ellson is a business journalist & communications specialist moonlighting as a food & travel writer. Enjoyed the article? Thanks for lifting the confusion over the Vienna sausage! Try to order a frankfurter in Frankfurt, and you’d most likely get a blank stare. Great article on sausages, just went to Vienna few days ago…. Frankfurter sind etwas weicher und saftiger im Biß. Die Frankfurter Würstchen waren also der Vorgänger der Wiener Würstchen, doch wie kam es dazu? ( Log Out /  The story goes that the sausage was invented by a butcher from Frankfurt, Germany, hence the name frankfurter. The story goes that the sausage was invented by a butcher from Frankfurt, Germany, hence the name frankfurter. Hot dogs, also called franks. Most likely, all these terms refer to a sausage made of a mixture of pork and beef. Wiener Würstchen sind eine Abwandlung der Frankfurter Würstchen. Sausage Recipes, Cooking With Sausage & Sausage Ideas, Frankfurter Schule | Seit über 10.000 Jahren Erfahrung in Versklavung, http://www.vienna-unwrapped.com/vienna-sausage.html. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Lovely place and people, Thank you, both for your nice comment here and for linking to my story on Slovakia. Frankfurter? There is a real Frankfurt sausage though, called Frankfurter Würstchen. Change ). Barbara, my spam filter thought your comment was a spam due to the link you’ve provided, hence it wasn’t posted instantly – and probably why you posted again. It is usually used interchangeably with hot dog or frankfurter. The word wiener refers to Vienna, whose German name is Wien. Just like Vienna sausage, wieners got their name from Vienna, a … . Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I passed by your site and I enjoyed following your adventures, and the cute photo of your 2 girls! So the answer is yes, they are the same, but just to add to your confusion, in North America, Vienna sausages usually refer to a small-sized canned variety, whereas in Europe, they are normally longer and thinner sausages. frankfurter | wiener | Synonyms | Wiener is a synonym of frankfurter. Good! Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. ( Log Out /  But ask for a wiener or a Vienna sausage, and the Frankfurters — the residents, not the sausages — would know what you’re talking about. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Although some sources suggest that there is a difference in size, different manufacturers' versions of the same thing differ as much as the reputed difference between wieners and franks. Danke schon! A lot of useful info about the very beautiuful city of Vienna! Holy Week – It’s more fun in the Philippines. Error: Please make sure the Twitter account is public. Born in MNL, bred in YUL, she has visited 70+ countries so far. But the butcher moved to Vienna, Austria, which is why in Vienna the sausage is called frankfurter, but in Frankfurt it’s called a wiener. Originally called weinerwurst, the wiener was brought by German Americans. But if, like me, you’re neither, then you are eating a sausage, or a hot dog. Thanks for sharing the info abt the diff kinds of sausages one can order in Vienna! Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License; (UK, US, Canada) A moist sausage of soft, even texture and flavor, often made from mechanically recovered meat or meat slurry.