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From: Munich, Germany

Munich Oktoberfest photo LEFT: A waitress delivers beer in an Oktoberfest brewery tent.

Restaurants

Munich Found - Dining and Dancing
The editors of Munich Found Magazine have organized their restaurant and bar reviews into 15 categories, from "American & British" to "Vegetarian."

Fodor's: Munich Restaurants
The guidebook's authors have pointed out that Munich has seven Michelin-starred restaurants--no mean feat for a city normally associated with suds and sausage.

Frommer's: Munich Restaurants
The other "F" guidebook had about 75 restaurant mini-reviews the last time we counted.

Cohen's
Keep kosher to the accompaniment of Klezmer music at this Jewish restaurant in Schwabing.

Beer, breweries, and beer halls

Bottoms Up, Bavaria!
Donna Freydkin, a former resident of Munich, has written a four-page introduction to the city's beer gardens (with a tour of her favorites).

Beer Tasting in Munich
Kirt Williams offers mini-reviews of the major beer halls and includes a glossary of German beer terms.

The Beer Drinker's Guide to Munich
Even if you don't buy this handy guidebook to Munich's beers, breweries, and beer halls, take time to read the beer information on the author-publisher's Web site.

Munich Pub Guide
Ron Pattison's in-depth guide to Munich beerhalls and breweries is part of a larger European Beer Guide. (But don't visit the site if you have a low tolerance for popup ads.)

Reinheitsgebot
This Wikipedia article explains the history and current status of Bavaria's (and Germany's) Beer Purity Law.

Hackerhaus
Sample the brews of Hacker-Pschorr in the beer garden or indoor restaurant. (After your third liter, you may be ready to try the calf's lungs with dumplings.)

Hofbräuhaus
As the song says, "In München Steht ein Hofbräuhaus." (See this YouTube video to get a taste of what to expect at Munich's most famous beer hall.)

Franziskaner Weissbier
Munich's oldest privately-owned brewery has been making beer since the 14th Century. Its top-fermented "wheat beer" comes in dark, light, and crystal-clear versions.

Paulaner
The 15 Paulaner brands range from Salvator (with a whopping 7.5% alcohol) to Diät Pils (which has only 0.06 "bread units"). You can view the Paulaner Web site in English, German, or Bavarian Dialect ("Boarisch").

For information on Oktoberfest, see:

Oktoberfest, Munich europeforvisitors.com
Our 6-page article on the world's largest beer bash has practical information, an account of a personal visit to the Wiesn, photos, and links to official and unofficial Oktoberfest Web sites.


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