Having fun in Germany

No matter if you are on a business trip or just visiting the country, there are loads of ways of having fun in Germany. You can choose from a large variety of traditional meals, taste the famous beer, enjoy the festivals or relaxing by talking a walk in the large green parks. German beers are world famous and you cannot leave the country without trying at least some of them. The same with festivals, some say you have to come to the great Oktoberfest in Germany at least once in your life. If you are not such a party person, the country still has plenty to offer, amazing walks amongst old buildings and in beautiful parks or visit museums and galleries. 

Food & drinks

After enjoying a good German meal in Munich, you can go to a very large and popular place called Hofbrauhaus. They say this is the oldest and most famous beer hall in Munich.  Hofbrauhaus was built in 1589 and was near the place Mozart lived in the 18th century. The hall was also visited by Hitler and this is where the Nazi party born in 1920. Here they serve an excellent beer which comes in liter mugs. The menu is rich in meats, sausages, Vienna schnitzels, sauerkraut, mash, salads and other traditional dishes. The food is delicious and filling. After drinking a couple of liters of beer, you can enjoy a group singing of German songs.

Everybody knows that beer is a major part of the German culture. According to Reinheitsgebot  (the “German Beer Purity Law”) or the “Bavarian Purity Law”), the beer in Germany only contains water hops and malt as ingredients.

Although the beer is very popular in this country, they also have good wines, such as Rhine.

Festivals

Oktoberfest by digital cat/flickr

Oktoberfest is one of the most popular festivals in the world. If you are looking for ways of having fun in Germany, you must definitely join the annual party. This festival takes place in Munich and lasts from late September until the first weekend of October. More than 5 million people attend this festival every year. It is an important part of the Bavarian culture but other countries adopted the model of Oktoberfest and hold similar celebrations. If you are attending the festival, you must eat large amounts of traditional meals and of course, drink a lot of beer.

The beer sold at Oktoberfest has 5.8 to 6.3% alcohol, which is high compared to the average of 5.2% alcohol content in German beer, therefore no one should overestimate their ability to drink.

Relaxing

In case you are looking for peace and relaxation, you can take a walk through the famous English Gardens of Munich (Englischer Garten). This represents an immense park or a botanical garden with nice stone structures, paths and walkways, bridges and beautiful plants. There are over 50 plant species that breed in the park’s gardens. The park stretches from the city centre to the north limits of the city and has an area of 3.7 km2, being one of the world’s largest urban public parks (even larger than Central Park in New York).

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