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Beer and Oktoberfest Museum
Visiting the Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum in Munich
In a city that produces about 56 million bottles' worth of beer each year, it's inevitable that there should be a beer museum--or, more accurately, the Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum, which honors both the beverage and the world's biggest kegger.
The Museumsstüberl tavern and restaurant.occupies one of Munich's oldest houses, and it's a hands-on museum--meaning that you have the option of grabbing a mug of Hell, Dunkel, Wei▀bier, Pils, Edelstoff, or a seasonal beer (such as the "Maximator" Doppelbock) in the
When you aren't drinking or eating, you can wander through exhibits of historic beer mugs, Oktoberfest memorabilia, and Munich's brewing history.
Don't miss the outstanding movie about the history of brewing and Germany's Beer Purity Law, or Reinheitsgebot, which dates back to 1516.
Although the museum is small, the entry price isn't too steep, and you can buy an inexpensive voucher for a drink and a snack with your admission ticket.
Location and hours:
The Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum is on, a cross street that you'll pass if you head from either Marienplatz or the Viktualienmarkt toward Isartorplatz.
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (The Museumsstüberl bar-restaurant is open during museum hours and also in the evenings from 6 p.m. until midnight, Tuesday through Saturday.)
For more information, visit www.bier-und-oktoberfestmuseum.de.
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