Vienna Sausage, also called frankfurter or wiener (in Italy we call it würstel), is a kind of sausage. It was first created in Germany and Austria and is very common in northern Italy as well. In many countries, both in Europe and in the United States, they are often commercialized packaged, sometimes pre-cooked.
It can be made with different ingredients, but is usually prepared with pork and spices, ground together to make a sort of meat dough, then modelled into a sausage shape. Besides its ingredient, Vienna Sausage may also differ for size.
In cooking, Vienna Sausage is often sold on the street as a snack or a fast food, like the well-known hot dog. In Germany, for example, there is plenty of kiosks around the cities. Of course, you can also buy it at the supermarket or the grocery shop, vacuum-packed.
In most case Vienne Sausage is served with sauerkraut or chips, grilled and seasoned with mustard, ketchup or mayonnaise sauces. But you can also dice it and use to make delicious dishes, like the puff pastry rolls, or even pizza.