As you may know, that great annual event called "Wies'n" or Octoberfest is just about to begin here in Munich.
Last year this one event, lasting around 3 weeks, attracted over 6 million visitors!
It is held on a piece of open land near to the heart of the city (called Theresienwiese) and construction of the so-called tents begins in early July.
This years event begins this coming Saturday (16th September) so yesterday, whilst in town I went along to see how things are progressing.
Here are a few of my pictures, just in case anyone wonders exactly what Octoberfest is like, at least when empty!
Believe me, there's no room to move once it opens!
The largest 'tent' is the one from a brewery called "Hacker-Pschorr".
This tent (OK, they're really pretty solid buildings, but we call them tents) seats 9300 people at any one time:
As for inside:
But Octoberfest is also a great funfair for all the family, take your kids along and let them enjoy the amusements whilst "Dad" has a beer or seven!
And don't forget the cuddly toys and silly hats!
Malt-Teaser wrote:A famous name that many of you may recognise is "Hofbräu" who of course are also present with their 6896 person capacity tent, plus an outside beer garden holding another 3022 people:
Surely they could of added in a small table for 4 just to nicely round it up to 6900
Thanks Keith loved the Pictures....
Unfortunately, due to copyrights on the name, the original (Czech) drink is called Budvar and as mentioend, is a great drink.
As for the World Cup, there was no interest in selling Budweiser in Bavaria, even though they held the rights to be the only official beer supplier at the competition.
The last I heard was that the local Bavarian breweries were shipping in empty Bud bottles and filling them with real Bavarian beer!
The 8 beer rule was to limit the forklift drivers to 20,000 DM worth of damage each week.
Augustiner is my favorite beer. It is really wonderful, but very hard to get outside Munich.
MrTattieHeid wrote:Budweiser is fine beer. It is, however, Czech and not German. (You weren't talking about that slop from St Louis, were you?)
I was indeed talking about the St. Louis slop, but purely as a joke. What a stupendous blunder to assume that they could foist Bud on Germans without any backlash.
Jobi wrote:MrTattieHeid wrote:Budweiser is fine beer. It is, however, Czech and not German. (You weren't talking about that slop from St Louis, were you?)
I was indeed talking about the St. Louis slop, but purely as a joke.
What?!? Now see here! We take this forum very seriously. Joking is not permitted!
(Yes...for the record, I am joking....)
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