Food: Taste the GDR at Alain Snack, Berlin


Currywurst or Ketwurst – GDR snack time at Alain Snack

Alain’s Snack Bar in Prenzlauer Berg not only dates back to the days of East Berlin, but it serves a popular GDR East Berlin snack called Ketwurst.

What is Kettwurst?

Ketwurst (or Kettwurst) is a sausage covered in ketchup and squeezed into a hollowed-out roll. The ketchup isn’t as spicy as currywurst. Not the prettiest of snacks to look at, or to eat.  Keep a load of napkins handy for slurpage.

Want to try some more? Visit Konnopke’s Imbiss in Prenzlauer Berg, which has been serving up classic currywurst and boulette for decades.

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Konnopke Currywurst Stall

A visit to Alain Snack is worth it for the architecture, ketwurst, and currywurst.  Also on sale are Bio and Vegan food to take away.

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Currywurst is on sale here as well


Alain Snack
Schönhauser Allee 116A,





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

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