Articles Tagged ‘bier’

Experiencing the Oktoberfest

Experiencing the Oktoberfest September 25, 2011 | Events | Read More
The majority of visitors to the world famous Okotberfest simply do not see much of the actual event.  Like a state fair in the United States, there are many things going on at the Oktoberfest and to walk in, take the first seat you see, spend the whole day there, and then leave, is not what I call experiencing...

Partying after the Oktoberfest closes

Partying after the Oktoberfest closes September 23, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
The Oktoberfest goes all day long and ends, for some, rather early.  If you are the type of person that likes to party all night long then after midnight you’re going to have to find somewhere else to do it other than the Oktoberfest grounds.  The vast majority of the hordes will head over to Europe’s...

August and September Festivals in and Around Munich

August and September Festivals in and Around Munich July 25, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Munich is famous for its Oktoberfest, but it is certainly not the only festival coming up. In fact, many people prefer the smaller more local festivals. The reasons for this vary from having a more authentic feel to simply being able to get good food and beer easier and cheaper.  As we mentioned a couple...

Outdoor Dining in Munich’s Beer Gardens

Outdoor Dining in Munich’s Beer Gardens July 20, 2011 | Food | Read More
When most people in Munich think of outdoor dining one image comes to mind:  that of a beer garden. Beer gardens are the warm weather equivalent of Munich’s famous beer halls and are just as diverse. Usually most beer gardens stick to traditional Bavarian foods such as roast pork, rotisserie chicken,...

Tips for the Oktoberfest

Tips for the Oktoberfest July 15, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Although the famous Oktoberfest is still a couple months away, it’s never too early to look into your plans for the largest beer bash on Earth. Hotels are usually booked a year in advance (though availabilities always exist, so don’t give up hope!), tours run with peak season numbers, and nearby...

The Big 6 Breweries of Munich

The Big 6 Breweries of Munich June 30, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Munich is known all over the world for its beer.  Many proclaim Munich the beer capital of the world, for good reason.  Certainly for lager beer, it is very difficult for anyone to question Munich’s standing as beer capital.  Germany has nearly 1,300 breweries.  Bavaria has over 900 of those breweries...

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...

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...

Ayingers Wirtshaus am Platzl

Ayingers Wirtshaus am Platzl April 7, 2011 | Food | Read More
This relatively new beer hall is located directly across the street from the famous Hofbräuhaus and right next to the Hard Rock café.  Nearly always busier than the Hofbräuhaus itself, this place has great food and beer, but at a price.  In fact, this is often used as an alternative to the Hofbräuhaus...

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...