Tuesday, 3 July 2012 1:25 PM
Munich is the beer capital of Europe and this summer sees the city celebrate the 200th anniversary of the law that allowed the city to open beer gardens.
This law came about as during the summer months Bavarians weren’t allowed to brew beer and the beer that had been brewed during the winter was stored in cellars along the River Isar in the shade of chestnut and linden trees. These places became popular spots for people to sample the beer and in 1812 Kind Max Joseph I passed a law that let these places serve both beer and food – the birth of the beer garden.
Nowadays people can enjoy their favourite tipple and typical foods such as grilled mackerel on a stick; spit roasted chicken and pretzels in more than 180 beer gardens throughout Munich.
Visitors to the city will be treated to a whole host of events in celebration this summer, as well as other highlights including the historic centre of the city, attractions such as the bold Baroque palace ‘Schloss Nymphenburg’ located in a beautiful park and many museums, theatres, bars and restaurants.
Specialist German Travel Centre are offering two-night city breaks from £249pp including return flights from Heathrow (plus Manchester and Birmingham flights) accommodation on bed and breakfast in centrally located standard class hotel.
For more information or to book please call 0208 429 2900 or visit The German Travel Centre website.
To check out the many beer gardens the city offers visit www.200yearsbeergarden.com.
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