Disgusting Food Museum Berlin
No museum for the tender-hearted: The Disgusting Food Museum lives up to its name and presents a selection of the world's most disgusting edibles.
© DFM Berlin
Sheep's eye apple in juice (Mongolia).
© DFM Berlin © DFM Berlin © DFM Berlin © DFM Berlin © DFM Berlin
Samples of Kopi Luwak coffee, which uses the half-digested beans from the excrement of civets.
© DFM Berlin © DFM Berlin © DFM Berlin © DFM Berlin © dpa
Snakes pickled in liquor are part of the exhibition at the Disgusting Food Museum.
In the Disgusting Food Museum, visitors can also taste many of the exhibited dishes - here, for example, a cooked bull penis.
On display is a Casu Marzu, a sheep's cheese from Sardinia. It also matures with the help of maggots, which give it its creamy consistency.
Surströmming, durian fruit, eyeballs, maggot cheese and more: the museum shows the limits of good taste. What at first glance seems like a culinary cabinet of horrors soon turns out to be an object lesson in how different tastes vary according to individual and cultural preferences.
Issues of climate and animal protection policy
However, the aim of the Disgusting Food Museum is not merely to disgust and shock its visitors. Rather, the permanent exhibition shows how the human feeling of disgust works and how it can be influenced. For example, it becomes clear that food based on animal cruelty practices can evoke our disgust. This applies to foie gras, for example.
In addition, the museum supports its visitors in overcoming the feeling of disgust. This usually arises immediately at the first sensory experience - be it the smell or the mere sight and is sometimes based on one's own cultural imprint. However, those who deal with the object of disgust can overcome this first impression and have new, defining experiences.
Tasting Bar for the brave
A tasting bar provides some of the food on display. The so-called "disgust food" includes insect bars or haggis. The samples are not meant to be eaten on the spot, but to be taken away.
- (030) 325 99 852
- Opening hours
- Friday till Tuesday 11 a.m. till 7 p.m.
- Admission Fee
12 euros, reduced 9 euros, children and young people under 18 7 euros, children under six free
Berlin's top museums with adresses, informations, opening hours and public transport.
Source: Disgusting Food Museum, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
Last edited: 22. April 2021