Berlin beer fesitavl
Food & Drink

Hops & Heat – Berlin Beer Festival Gets Underway

Berlin Opens ‘world’s longest beer garden’ in 30+ Temperatures. As Berlin experiences sustained summer temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius, the city on Friday launched a weekend of beer-drinking at the International Beer Festival, which occupies a 2.2-kilometre stretch of a wide, central boulevard. The “world’s longest beer garden,” as the …

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German Glühwein Queen
Food & Drink

Trier: Home to Germany’s Glühwein Queen

Many millions of cups of Glühwein or mulled wine will be drunk in German Christmas markets, but only in Trier is there an official representative for the popular hot drink. Winegrower Sarah Schmitt (21) wears the crown of the German Glühwein Queen. Since its inception in 2008, five women have …

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Mannheim bicycle festival
Living

German city celebrates 200th anniversary of the bicycle

A two-day street festival in Mannheim celebrates 200 years since the ever-popular bicycle was first invented in the south-western German city. A number of stalls were set up to provide information as street musicians and performance artists enlivened the scene. At the historic city’s Water Tower landmark new bicycle models were …

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Oktoberfest beer price 2017
Food & Drink

Oktoberfest Beer Prices Set To Rise?

Munich officials reject beer price cap plan for Oktoberfest. City officials in Munich on Wednesday denied a request to cap beer prices for Oktoberfest at 10.70 euros (11.80 dollars) per litre for a period of three years. After a heated debate between officials and organizers of the beer festival, Munich’s …

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German fire engine beer
Food & Drink

Fire Engine on Thirst Fighting Mission

Beer based emergency?  This German fire engine can extinguish any type of thirst. Gerhold Becker and Sonja Heideroth from Borken, a small town in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, own a very special kind of vehicle. They have converted a 31 year-old fire engine previously used by the Bavarian fire …

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Berlin's spring festivals
Places

Blooming Wonderful – Berlin’s Spring Festivals

As the sun’s rays begin to signal that spring is just around the corner, it’s time to head outside and enjoy all that Berlin’s spring festivals have to offer. Berliner Frühlingsfest The Berlin festival season kicked off this year on March 24th with the 47th Berliner Frühlingsfest (Berlin Spring Festival) at the …

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