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ABOVE: Chickens and ducks are the specialty of
Ammer (see link below), which claims to have invented the electrically powered
roasting spit in 1885.
Oktoberfest Web links
The official Oktoberfest Web site is loaded with
useful information, but only in the last few months before the festival.
Sara Doersham wrote this article for
Munich Beer and
Learn about the history of beer, Munich's breweries, and the world's largest
beer bust. (Don't miss the Museumsstüberl; you can buy a voucher for a
beer and a snack with your admission ticket.)
Hühner- & Entenbraterie
"The oldest roastery in the world" serves up Oktoberfest tips (along with
chicken, duck, and beer).
- Tip: If you'd rather spend your money on beer than on a hotel during
Oktoberfest, sleep at
in the Olympic Horse Stadium or The Tent
(Kapuzinerhözl) near the Botanical Garden.
Munich tourist information
These 20 pages of photos and annotated links for the Bavarian capital include 8
pages of information about
Munich hotels, hostels, and other places to stay.
Munich International Airport
Europe's 8th largest airport is in the heart of the most popular German tourist
region. It's also a gateway to Austria's leading ski areas.