Starkbierzeit – Munich’s Secret Beer Festival

Enjoying a German beer

Munich’s Secret Spring Beer Festival – Starkbierzeit: Oktoberfest is well known around the world (beer drinker or not). But Munich has another huge beer festival that is not so well publicised. At the Starkbierzeit ask for “ein Doppelbock bitte” and you’ll be served with a very potent double strength beer! “Bock” stands for strong beer […]

Munich’s Famous Hofbrauhaus

Hofbrauhaus am Platzl, Munich

The Hofbrauhaus – A Popular Beer Hall and Tourist Attraction: The Hofbrauhaus am Platzl has a reputation of being one of Munich’s most popular beer halls and a great tourist attraction. It was based on this reputation that we were seduced into joining in an evening dinner here, even though we expected that the mostly […]

Oktoberfest Food

Oktoberfest Food

Oktoberfest Tents and the Foods They Specialize In: There are plenty of tents to enjoy on your Oktoberfest visit at, many of which specialize in certain beers or traditional Oktoberfest food. To make the most of your Oktoberfest visit and to make sure that you don’t miss out on enjoying your favourite Oktoberfest taste sensation, […]

Oktoberfest 2012 – Traditional Oktoberfest Beer Tents

Schottenhamel Oktoberfest Tent

Some Traditional Beer Tents at Munich Oktoberfest: There are many beer tents at Oktoberfest, each one offering visitors to the world’s most famous beer festival a particular experience, taste sensation, and of course beer. To check out the scene at some of the traditional Oktoberfest beer tents, we pay a visit to a few of […]

Oktoberfest – A Royal Beginning

Oktoberfest

How Munich’s Oktoberfest Started: Millions of people attend the Munich’s Oktoberfest each year, but how many know that it all started from a royal wedding in 1810? On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria (who later become King Ludwig I), married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend […]