BEER.

I realize that I have a lot of postings about alcohol - but this is Germany, it's the culture. And when in Rome........



Munich (aka Munchen) is famous for their OKTOBERFEST celebrations, but honestly the party continues ALL YEAR LONG. The great thing here is that everyone is FRIENDLY, and when I say everyone - even KIDS with the APPLE BEER are trying to get in on the conversation. 



Every block has a beer garden, so you wait in line for your beer, find yourself a seat at the community tables and then 'PROST' the people next to you. This type of drinking provides major people watching too. 


Since I was alone, my strategy was to single out the old guys in traditional German clothes as company. These old guys have the best stories, and I know if they get weird on me I could probably take them on, or at least out run them. Is that bad? 

Meet Wolfgang! Isn't he adorable? (and harmless)

Have you been to Munich before?
I hear the Oktoberfest celebration is over the top crazy!!

10 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

Not yet and I don't think I'll go to Oktoberfest, a bit too crazy for me :) As for your question in respect to 'choos' (cute writing!) is yes, it is very hip to use it. It is like Ciao in Italy and you can use it at the beginning or the end of a conversation. Have a great weekend as well! :)

Zara said...

Munich is beautiful. I found it to be one of the cutest German towns. I was there last about 4 years ago in the summer, so haven't had a chance to check out Octoberfest, even though it is on my list of things to do. :-)

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I loved the Munich Beer Gardens they have such a nice atmosphere and I agree everyone is really friendly. I did the same as you and hung out with the oldies in their traditional clothes.

Tangled In Texas said...

I'm so jealous! I love any Oktoberfest festival! Our HS German teacher used to tell us that it was okay that the kids over there drank b/c "they're not drinking to get drunk." Ha!

Miss K said...

i'm so jealous! your time overseas is turning out to be quite the adventure!

Cat said...

I am just not a beer fan ... but that pretzel ... hello, come to mama :)

♥ Cat brideblu

Lisa said...

Good Beer, Giant Pretzels and great company. What more can a girl ask for? ;)

The Expatriate said...

Oh my God I love Munich - and the beer, sunshine, and bretzels. I would love to go to Oktoberfest - I heard you have to RSVP a year before :(

Sounds like you had a blast and drank lots of the nectar of God!

AC Quigley said...

I've not made it to Germany yet but hubby and I would LOVE to go to Oktoberfest - bring on the beers!!
Andrea

Andi said...

Oh God I love those pretzels!