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8 of the Best Beer Museums in Europe

Do you ever feel your life needs an upgrade? Like maybe you should class it up a bit? After all, a little culture never hurt anybody. You could read an acclaimed novel and discuss its social implications with your colleagues over brunch, don a tux and go see an award-winning...
The Strong Beer Festival | Munich in March | Beer festival | Oktoberfest | Starkbierfest | dopplebocks, Paulaner Salvator

The Strong Beer Festival – Why You Need to Visit Munich in March

I’ve got a suggestion for you, just hear me out: spring break… in Bavaria. What do you say? It may not be Mexico or the Caribbean but taking into consideration Munich’s surfing, the nude sunbathing, and the three-week-long mini Oktoberfest (Marchfest?) and you won’t be able to...
Things to do in Munich, Germany outside Oktoberfest | View from St. Peter's Church

7 Things to Do in Munich If You Ever Leave the Wiesn

Maybe you just can’t handle two, three, four straight days of Oktoberfest-ing. It’s fine; no one is judging you. Well, okay, maybe they are a little; but don’t let that stop you from doing you! There are plennnnty of other things to do in Munich that don’t involve stein hoisting...
The Drive Me Home Service at the Stuttgart Beer Festival (locally known as Cannstatter Volksfest)

The Stuttgart Beer Festival’s Drive Me Home Service

So… Germans are pretty nice, huh? They bring us super-sized beers and pretzels on demand, they install underground beer-pipelines to preserve the environment (and to get you that beer even faster), and they let you drive as fast as you want on their highways. How sweet! But just...
Airport Brewery Airbräu

Airport Brewery keeps travellers hydrated at Munich airport

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Your German beer drinking captain, that is, and you’re in for a very smooth ride. Because your Oktoberfest adventure will most likely begin and end at the Munich airport, so should your beer drinking. And because this is, in...
Festzelt Tradition

What the Heck is Oktoberfest’s Oide Wiesn?

Because sometimes Oktoberfest can get a little nuts, it’s nice to be able to leave the madness of the beer tents and head over to a more chilled out… time period. (Wait, huh?) You’ve had a long day at the ‘Fest and you’re exhausted—relax, the 1800s are waiting for you. (Have you...
Wacken beer pipeline

A German Rock Festival Has Installed—What Else?—a Beer Pipeline

For those about to rock courtesy of an underground beer pipeline, WE SALUTE YOU. Congratulations to the residents of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for taking both heavy metal and German beer appreciation to a whole new level of HOLY CRAP. I’m referring to the organisers of Wacken...

The Strength of Germany’s Passport (and Other Things Tougher Than You)

THE STRENGTH OF GERMANY’S PASSPORT It’s just been released! Once again Germany comes out on top for country with the strongest passport. It was big news when I posted about last year’s announcement but now it’s like, well yeah–Germany’s awesome. Of course they’re welcome...
Eating carp is a big part of German new year's traditions.

German New Year’s Traditions Are Better Than Yours

Many countries around the world have similar traditions and peculiar ways of ringing in the new year. They probably incorporate in some way fireworks, bubbly booze, locking lips with strangers at midnight (I see you’re making great decisions already), and making profound sweeping...

Offseason Oktoberfest: Chill Out at Germany’s Christmas Markets

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas we have a long way to go before Oktoberfest, like a lopsided wooden keg, rolls back around again. Waiting is hard but luckily for us Germany fills some of these hopeless months with centuries long traditions, twinkling lights, and most...