Beer Gardens, Beer Halls, and Massive Steins (Munich in a Nutshell)

The first thing people always think of when they think about Munich is Oktoberfest, and rightly so. I really want to go back to Munich for Oktoberfest (which, ironically, is held at the end of September). While in Munich, I really didn’t do a lot except for take part in the typical German tradition of beer-drinking.  Bavarian beer is known to be some of the best in the world, and rightly so. I will be so disappointed when I get back to the States and have to drink Budweiser, Miller, or one of the other not-so-good American beers. One thing I did do was  a 4-hour free walking tour, so here’s some pictures from around the city.

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At noon everyday, these figures would come out and dance in the tower of this palace.

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This next picture is the most famous (and most expensive) beer hall in Munich: Hofbrauhaus.

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The average price in Munich for a liter of beer (called a mas) was somewhere around 6 euros, but here it would cost you around 7.50 euros for the same thing. Seeing as how it was a big tourist trap, we didn’t visit this beer hall and instead went to a couple recommended by a couple of locals from the area. In case you were wondering, here’s what one of these steins looks like fresh from the tap.

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One of the coolest things I saw in Munich was an artificial surf. I’ve never seen anything like it, but it was really busy.

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This next pic is of the Chinese Tower, which is one of the better beer gardens in the city.

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