GERMAN BEER GARDENS (Flashback!)
I have traveled! Believe me, I have traveled and there is nothing more professional than German Tourism. They are knowledged in every aspect of travel and entertainment for the visitor and it can even start at the Munich Airport in Munich, Germany!
When invited to tour the Beer Gardens of Germany and celebrate the 200 years of “drinking”, I want to start by congratulating the hard work by the following:
Tourismusverband Munchen-Oberbayern e.V. Upper Bavaria Tourist Board and Angelika Nuscheler (Know by all Journalists as “Mother”.)
Tourismusamt München, Munich Tourism and Helga Strohmayr
Bayern Tourismus Marketing / Bavaria Tourism and Sarah Roob
Ingolstadt Tourismus und Kongress GmbH and Tanja Kraus
Stadt Freising, City of Freising and Elisabeth Weichselbaumer
AIB-Kur and Thomas Jahn
These professionals made it possible for the Journalists to enjoy experiences all of our readers should partake when traveling the Germany.
The purpose was to visit a number of Breweries and experience each of their BEERS. Now to tell you about each taste would not help you one bit, as each is delicious and each Brewery is extremely proud of their offerings.
We stargted in Ingolstadt at the Herrnbrau Brewery and toured the facility and sampled along the way. Remember someone had to do this! Now Germans know how to appreciate BEER and we saw it first hand when we next visited the Maypole Celebration in Munich. I have heard so many things about how wonderful it is to be in Germany at this time, but it is beyond that! What a fun time we had at the Viktualienmarkt with a fantastic lunch and (oh, yes..) BEER! Afterwards, we were taken through the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum. (Followed by more BEER and food!)
Later in the afternoon after we had time to refresh, we were taken to the Thomas-Wimmer-Ring (near Isartor) and the Restaurant Chinese Tower in the English Garden. This is Paradise and extremely beautiful where everyone can enjoy a brilliant evening dining and more BEER! This is a must when in the Munich area! The evening was exceptional and I guess a little wild, but so much fun!
The following day we went to the world famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich. What excitement with so many people. I decided to have sausages and white asparagus along with BEER! With the German band and the beer one could get lost in this place for days. PARTY!
Freising was our next stop and of course it is known as “Beer City”! We climbed the mountain to reach the top to visit and tour the Weihenstephan Brewery, the oldest brewery in the world! Would you believe we had Bavarian specialties and a BEER tasting there also?
That evening we were taken to a former German Barracks, later the American Barracks after World War II in MaxIrain / Bad Aibling that was converted into a beautiful hotel. Dinner that night was at the Restaurant Waage at the Hotel Lindners and it was Gourmet! Yes, they had BEER! MaxIrain / Bad Aibling is famous for HEALTH expecially their famous MUD BATHS! This gives one a new life and is a must when in Germany!
With time running out on this tour and with sad hearts, we took time to visit the Maxlrain Brewery and attend the “Mangfall Classic”, a vintage car show. With the Castle Maxlrain hovering in the background we had our final lunch and BEER at the Braustuberl Maxlrain.
With tears and goodbyes to the many journalists and friends, it was off the Munich Airport and the trip back to the States. As we toasted with a BEER, we all said our experience celebrating the200 years of the Bavarian Beer Gardens will never be forgotten.
Truly EVERYONE must travel to Germany and do this trip when possible.
Thanks for the moments of joy!
For more information go to www.200yearsbeergarden.comBAVARIAN
An Experience in Travel and Beer!
By Glenn Arnette, lll
I have traveled! Believe me, I have traveled and there is nothing more professional than German For more information go to www.200yearsbeergarden.com
Mother Bavaria, Angelika Nuscheler