Hofer Rindfleischwurst

Hof and sausage – those two belong together, not only the Wärschtlamo proves that!

Now it’s official: the Hofer “Rindfleischwurst” has been included in the European register of region-specific delicacies.

The butchers’ guild Hof-Wunsiedel filed the petition for European protection in Brussels to emphasize the uniqueness of this Upper Franconian specialty. This way only a spreadable raw sausage of lean beef made in the town of or the region around Hof can be Hofer Rindfleischwurst. It’s best eaten as part of a hearty meal with Franconian wood-oven baked bread, onions and radish as well as, of course, a fresh draft beer. It is distinguishable by its variety-typical, fine spicy characteristic taste which is stressed by a fresh pepper note.

The sausage is cold-smoked over beech and has a 50 year tradition; it is known far beyond Hof’s borders. The Rindfleischwurst is easy to digest due to its extremely low-fat starting material and thus it is a very agreeable product whose consumption is recommended even by doctors. It became popular very quickly because of its fine taste and its digestibility. This is why it soon was produced by other butchers in town and country. Today, the Rindfleischwurst is one of the most popular kinds of sausages in the big range of Hofer butchers.

View from the city hall tower

The view from the city hall tower ist worth the climb of 152 steps. In 32 meters you have a magnificent view over the city.
The tower is open during the summer months. You get the key at the tourist information.

Stadtführungen in Hof

Von April bis Oktober findet jeden Samstag um 10 Uhr eine Stadtführung durch Hof statt.
Eine Anmeldung ist dafür nicht nötig, empfiehlt sich aber für mehr als 10 Personen.


Where some of us once lived, where some still do ...or work (nearby): Film

Essbares Fichtelgebirge

Gastronomen des gesamten Fichtelgebirges beschreiten mit Wildkräutern neue Wege.