Beer Thirsty: 200 Years of Beer Gardens in Germany. Photo credit: German Travel Centre.
Savor Germany’s beer and beer gardens? Then you may want to head to Munich for its special beer gardens celebrations this summer.
Called the beer capital of Europe, Munich is celebrating 200 years of German beer gardens this year. In the city’s history, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the law that allowed Munich to open beer gardens.
Back then, beer was brewed during the winter in Munich and stored in cellars along the River Isar. These cellars became popular places for people to come and sample the beer. So in 1812 Kind Max Joseph I passed a law that allowed places to serve both beer and food, which was the birth of the beer garden.
In Munich this summer, travelers can experience city-wide beer garden celebrations at events at the historic city centre, Baroque palace Schloss Nymphenburg and museums, theatres, bars and restaurants.
For UK travelers to Germany, travel company German Travel Centre is offering special summer specials – two-night city breaks to Munich which include return flights from London, Manchester and Birmingham and accommodation in standard class hotels.
The German Travel Centre’s website also features 12 short German city guides (must-sees, attractions) to Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dresden, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart.
For more info on the 200 Years of Beer Gardens in Munich, go www.200yearsbeergarden.com