Category: Wine & Beer Festivals

January 26, 2014

Starkbierzeit 2015 – Munich’s Strong Beer Festival

Filed under: Wine & Beer Festivals - 26 Jan 2014

The tapping of the first Salvator barrel marks the opening of Starkbierzeit – Munich’s Strong Beer Festival … and also the start of the year’s drinking season amongst Bavarians.

The official opening of Starkbierfest 2015 takes place in the …

September 13, 2010

Oktoberfest 200th Anniversary – Behind the Scenes

Filed under: Wine & Beer Festivals - 13 Sep 2010

Oktoberfest celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.

If you’d like to learn more about the history of the Oktoberfest and see what actually goes on behind the scenes of this large-scale event, you can book a tour at the …

September 11, 2010

Oktoberfest 2010 – The Grand Parade

Filed under: Wine & Beer Festivals - 11 Sep 2010

One week to Oktoberfest!

The Grand Parade of festival publicans and breweries on 18 September 2010 marks the merry start to this year‘s official Oktoberfest.

July 1, 2010

Oktoberfest 1810-2010 – An Exhibition of 200 years of "Wiesn"

Filed under: Wine & Beer Festivals - 01 Jul 2010

It was 200 years ago that the first Oktoberfest took place in Munich. To mark this anniversary, an exhibition in Munich City Museum “Oktoberfest 1810 – 2010” takes visitors on a journey through the history of the Bavarian …

April 6, 2010

Frühlingsfest – Munich Spring Festival

Filed under: Wine & Beer Festivals - 06 Apr 2010

If September seems like a long time to wait for Oktoberfest, Munich has a Spring Festival “Frühlingsfest” which is a scaled down version of Oktoberfest.

The 46th Spring Festival is being held at Munich’s Theresienwiese (same location as Oktoberfest) …

February 15, 2009

Munich's Secret Spring Beer Festival – Starkbierzeit

Filed under: Germany,Wine & Beer Festivals - 15 Feb 2009

Everyone (beer drinker or not) has heard of Oktoberfest, 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 …

May 24, 2008

Oktoberfest – Munich Beer Festival

Filed under: Germany,Wine & Beer Festivals - 24 May 2008

Since time immemorial, the Germans have been known to be the greatest beer drinkers in the world.  Although recent statistics show that beer consumption have slowed a little, Germans still hold the honorary record for beer consumption with …

May 12, 2008

German Wine & Beer Festivals, Germany

Filed under: Germany,Wine & Beer Festivals - 12 May 2008

For connoisseurs of wine and beer, August is a fantastic time to be in Germany.  From Berlin to the Rhineland, there is a great choice of festivals to attend, depending on whether you prefer to conduct your wine-tasting …