Articles Tagged ‘beer’

A Radler time of the year

A Radler time of the year June 2, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
During the warmer months, especially if the sun comes out, many people in and around Munich decide to go for a mixed drink instead of straight beer.  As I previously wrote on this blog a month ago, there are a variety of mixed drinks that are rather common in Bavaria.  None are as popular in the summer...

Munich Volksfests (Local Festivals) in June

Munich Volksfests (Local Festivals) in June May 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
I know what you’re thinking.  What is a volksfest? Well, a volksfest is a festival/carnival similar to a county fair in the United States.  In Germany, these are held in nearly every town sometime between spring and fall.  That includes the suburbs. The largest and most famous volksfest in Germany...

Spring Fest! It’s kind of like Oktoberfest

Spring Fest!  It’s kind of like Oktoberfest May 5, 2011 | Events | Read More
Frühlingsfest, Munich’s spring festival, is quite similar to the Oktoberfest, but smaller. Held on the northern half of the Oktoberfest grounds (the Theresienwiese), the spring festival is going on as I write this and will continue until May 15th.  If you are heading to Munich in the next week and...

May Pole Time in Bavaria!

May Pole Time in Bavaria! April 30, 2011 | Events | Read More
A may pole is a decorated pole or tree, usually put up on May 1st. In most regions, like in Bavaria, it is a much celebrated event usually in the town square and is connected with a little village fair. A traditional Bavarian may pole will have blue and white painted spirals, from bottom left to upper...

Spring is here

Spring is here April 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Spring is in full swing in Munich which means quite a lot for the average tourist.  Here are some things to note for this spring: Although current temperatures during the day are around 15C-20C, this is not always the case and all it takes is a little rain for the temperatures to drop.  I recommend...

Drinks to try while in Munich

Drinks to try while in Munich April 11, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When people think of Munich, often one of their first thoughts is of beer. However, there are many other drinks that intrigue first time travelers to the region.  Here are a few examples worth trying: Radler:  A Radler is literally “bicyclist”, it is meant to be a refreshing drink that you can...

Löwe am Markt Gaststätte

Löwe am Markt Gaststätte March 30, 2011 | Food | Read More
The “Lion at the Market” is a small Bavarian restaurant with a great location right near the center of Munich at the Viktualienmarkt.  It has a cozy atmosphere, but tends to be busy every night of the week, so if you like the look of the place and the location make sure to make a reservation. ...

Weisses Bräuhaus

Weisses Bräuhaus March 24, 2011 | Food | Read More
This beer hall is in every guidebook for its intriguing menu, excellent location, and good beer.  Before World War II it was the location of a brewery, but today it’s one of the busiest beer halls in town.  It’s not considered among the major beer halls, however, as its brewery is not among the...

Starkbierfest (strong beer festival)

Starkbierfest (strong beer festival) March 11, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Fasching (Carnival) is over and so that means one thing to many Bavarians:  it is now strong beer season.  Aside from the Oktoberfest, this is the 2nd biggest beer festival in the city of Munich and a personal favorite of mine as Starkbier has a more roasted flavor which really appeals to me. Unlike...

Augustiner Großgaststätten

Augustiner Großgaststätten February 24, 2011 | Food | Read More
The Augustiner Großgaststätten is probably the easiest to find major beer hall in the city.  It’s located right on the main pedestrian shopping street between the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and Marienplatz (the central square).  This former location of the actual Augustiner brewery is one...