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In Germany there is no way to avoid the wurst temptation. From bratwurst to blargenwurst to bockwurst to frankfurters, one should not leave Germany without having some sausage (unless he or she is a vegetarian). Today I review two wursts — bockwurst and knacker. This bockworst (above, left) is from a gas station. The Dap-Kings are very familiar with gas station food, but here in Germany they take it to another level. You can get ham shanks that are delicious, meatballs that will give you a run for your money, and a tasty sausage of course. Bockworst is similar to a foot long hot dog except its prepared in such a way that the casing will snap quite loudly when you bite into it. Also, the taste is different but in a subtle way that is hard to describe. Germans do not put these wursts in soft buns that equal the length of the meat like Americans do. Instead, they serve them with a small roll. Some will put the dog in the roll so the two ends stick out of the bun like antennae. Others will just make a big pile of zenf (mustard) and dip the sausage in, take a bite, and follow this up with a bite of bread. The knacker is also very similar to a hot dog except I have here Grunkohl auf Knacker, which is stewed kale with sausage (this is from a Berlin street vendor). The kale tastes exactly like collard greens cooked southern style. It goes well with the knacker, although I find this particular knacker to be a little tough and weird tasting. I am looking foward to more wursts as I travel through Germany; if anyone has any suggestions for good types of wursts to be consumed, please let me know.