Last Bratwurst Before America

last bratwurst, portugal
@MALUSE (43594)
Uzbekistan
September 24, 2017 2:25pm CST
The Cabo de São Vicente in Portugal is the most south-western point of the European mainland. Already the Celts worshipped this place as menhirs in the vicinity prove. The ancient Greeks called it Ophiussa (Land of Serpents). They dedicated a temple to Heracles here. The Romans consecrated it to Saturn and the Christians to Saint Vincent whose corpse is said to have been washed ashore in the area about 300 BC. They built a cloister which was destroyed by Sir Francis Drake.The remains disappeared in the great earthquake in 1755. In the 19th century the site was rebuilt and since then has belonged to the navy. The most powerful lighthouse of Europe and the second most powerful one worldwide stands here. Its two 1000-watt lamps can be seen as far as 60 kilometres away. All shipping routes to Africa, America and the Mediterranean Sea pass the spot, so there‘s a lot of traffic below the Cape. On the Cape there‘s traffic, too. Tourists come who want to see ‘the end of the world‘, the barren tundra like landscape, the high cliffs (up to 75 m). Bird watchers come and those who merely want to feel the power of the wind. The Cape is approximately six kilometres away from the village of Sagres. Public buses from the EVA bus company go there from Portimao via Lagos. A street market sells woollen articles, pullovers and caps, and Portuguese knickknack to the tourists coming for an hour or so on a day out from their holiday destinations in the Algarve. When they‘re hungry, they can go to a unique institution, the German Bratwurst stall that has been standing there since the mid 1990s. A German couple and their team sell original bratwursts from Thuringia and the town of Nuremberg, the two most famous varieties in Germany. The stall is a caravan, open on one side with a counter in it and an enormous bratwurst on top winking at the customers and the words “The Last Bratwurst before America“ (see piccie at the top of the site). The bratwursts are served in a roll with as much mustard (or ketchup or mayonnaise) as you like. You may know German bratwursts from German Christmas markets in GB. They‘re crispy, juicy and a bit spicy. I don‘t think that lovers of fried sausages can find better ones anywhere else in the world. The clients are handed a certificate stating that they‘ve visited the “most south-westerly“ point of Europe on this special day. The Bratwurst people are still dreaming of a house as it’s often very, very windy in their stall, maybe someone can go and have a look next year if they’ve got it? --- Photo is mine.
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@Corbin5 (116139)
• United States
24 Sep 17
I do hope the Bratwurst people get a house!! I would first head to the lighthouse to get a look at the most powerful lighthouse in the world!!!
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@MALUSE (43594)
• Uzbekistan
24 Sep 17
The member @Inlemay would go with you. She 'collects' lighthouses.
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@MALUSE (43594)
• Uzbekistan
24 Sep 17
@Corbin5 @Inlemay It doesn't look very spectacular for the lay person, yet it is for the experts.
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@Corbin5 (116139)
• United States
24 Sep 17
@MALUSE Thank you for the photo. I think the area in which the lighthouse stands would make seeing it for myself even more delightful.
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@LadyDuck (176637)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 17
We have been there when we toured Portugal. It was a Sunday morning cold and windy and the stall was closed.
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@MALUSE (43594)
• Uzbekistan
25 Sep 17
That's a pity! But your comment is the truth that what I've written is correct. :-) You can get a bratwurst at the most western point of Europe.
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@LadyDuck (176637)
• Switzerland
25 Sep 17
@MALUSE The stand was there, closed but it was there. May be it was also too early in the morning. My husband always gets up so early when he has to drive.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
24 Sep 17
Interesting information. I wonder if the Bratwurst people will ever get their house....
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@MALUSE (43594)
• Uzbekistan
24 Sep 17
Someone has to go and look!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
24 Sep 17
@MALUSE @thehousewife is in Portugal, maybe we need to assign that job to her.
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@MALUSE (43594)
• Uzbekistan
24 Sep 17
@Platespinner Good idea!
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@Morleyhunt (21005)
• Canada
24 Sep 17
I wish I could go and check...but I don't think it's possible at the moment.
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@pgntwo (22568)
• Carthage, Tunisia
24 Sep 17
Very good, I needed a lift, as delays earlier on the day now mean I am on a dimly lit Airporter minibus, about to pass the highest pub in Ireland, the Ponderosa, at 288m above sea level.
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@gilggg (2661)
• Israel
24 Sep 17
After reading the story about the beautiful place you wrote, I would definitely like to go to Portugal and see if The Bratwurst people have thier house there, But unfortunately now it's a bit hard for me to do it... Maybe one day I will go there... (Never been there before)
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
25 Sep 17
We went to the Eastern most point in Portugal Cabo du Roca a few years ago but I didn't notice the bratwurst stand lol
@MALUSE (43594)
• Uzbekistan
25 Sep 17
This bratwurst stall is in the south-**western** corner of the country.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
26 Sep 17
@MALUSE Cabo de Roca is the farthest point west in the country.
@MALUSE (43594)
• Uzbekistan
26 Sep 17
@BelleStarr Yes, we were near that point, too, when we visited Portugal. But we didn't get to the very edge.
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@Inlemay (16982)
• South Africa
26 Sep 17
That view is spectacular and I am hoping that our next cruise is going to be Northern Europe where hopefully I get to see this one personally and maybe if you are near enough to one of our destinations - you as well .
@jstory07 (69928)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Sep 17
I like bratwurst and make them all the time. They are good on a bun. Yummy. Maybe someday they will get a building.
@YrNemo (14717)
25 Sep 17
The Government should have helped building a sturdier place for this interesting landmark.
@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
24 Sep 17
Must be a beautiful place to visit. I think I have seen this German Bratwurst stall in a TV report.