Hermann, Missouri
Hermann, Missouri

Hermann Wurst Haus and What You Need to Know

The Hermann Wurst Haus makes its German-style sausage in-house!When was the last time you had a good bratwurst? Can’t remember? If that’s the case, then let us introduce you to Hermann Wurst Haus. This premier meat and sausage shop is a staple in Hermann, MO, and is the place to go for authentic German sausage, beer, and gourmet food. Owners, Mike and Lynette Sloan have over 60 years of combined experience in the meat processing business. These two know their stuff and it shows in every delectable morsel of food in their store! Located in the heart of Hermann’s historic downtown, you simply must visit Hermann Wurst Haus on your next trip through Missouri wine country. 

Hermann Wurst Haus is More Than a Deli

Not only can you purchase deli meat, sausage, and bratwurst from the deli counter, you can also eat at the Hermann Wurst Haus restaurant. The restaurant is open 7 days a week and has indoor and outdoor seating. Although the menu changes often, based on the freshest ingredients in the shop, it always includes bratwurst, hickory-smoked pulled pork, deli meat sandwiches, housemade side dishes and much more.

Wurstmeister Mike is a Master of His Craft

If you only know one person in the shop, the person to know is Wurstmeister Mike Sloan. Mike grew up watching his parents work at their meat processing plant in Swiss, MO, and eventually became the president and operating manager at his family’s business. Then, in 2011, he and his wife began their own business, the Hermann Wurst Haus. Mike is credited with creating all of the magnificent sausage and bratwurst combinations at the Wurst Haus. In fact, his recipes have won over 400 regional, state, and national awards!

Sausage Isn’t the Only Thing Made in House

Not only does the Hermann Wurst Haus produce sausage and brats, it also makes its own German beer. Each batch of beer is hand-crafted and locally produced. Wurstmeister Mike, who loves a good beer with his brats, worked closely with the Hermann Wurst Haus brewmaster to create four German-style beers. Each beer is specifically designed to pair with the 47 flavors of smoked brats made at the Hermann Wurst Haus. The four types of beer made just for the Wurst Haus are Wurstmeister Wheat, Steamboat Smoked Ale, Butcher’s Block Lager, and Golden Buck Ale. To try them all, visit the shop on a Saturday or Sunday when the Wurst Haus offers free tastings!

The Hermann Wurst Haus Hosts Cooking Classes and Events

As if free beer tastings and award-winning sausages aren’t enough to bring visitors to Hermann Wurst Haus, the store also hosts special events for its guests! Before you plan a trip to the store, take a peek at the event calendar online to see what is going on at the Wurst Haus during your stay in Hermann, MO. Some weeks, the store hosts a comedy night and dinner where comedians from across the Midwest perform stand up while guests enjoy a “Best of the Wurst” meal. Other times, the store holds cooking classes where visitors can learn the tricks to making great summer sausage, bratwurst, bacon, and more!

Plan Your Visit to Hermann, MO!

Complete your visit to the Hermann Wurst Haus with a stay at the Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn, Spa, and River Bluff Cottages. Our luxury bed and breakfast offers guests an upscale escape in the heart of Missouri wine country. Between exploring downtown and visiting the wineries in the area, enjoy our stately cottage suites, premier restaurants, and luxurious spa. Let us help you plan your next getaway to Missouri wine country!

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