I'm not sure what else I can say about bratwursts. They are the quintessential German food and are most definitely better in Germany. Shown above is the product from Thuringen...the home of the bratwurst.
The first time I bit into one, I burnt my tongue. It was a pleasant pain, though, because the meat was just so good. And then what seemed to be an air raid siren went off. It was loud and freaked the hell out of me. I thought maybe the Soviets were coming to bomb or something. Turns out that it's actually a fire alarm and they sound it once a week.