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PROST from Munich

Since it is officially the start of Oktoberfest this post has perfect timing. Today’s post is from the city of Munich, home of the largest beer drinking festival in the world!

Vlog #14: Contiki European Panorama: Munich, Germany

Munich

Munich, Germany

Beer Steins - Rhine Valley, Germany

We only had one night in Munich, so what did we do when we got there? Drink beer! And where else but a tradition German beer hall, Hofbrauhaus, a very famous and popular one right in the heart of the city.

Hofbrauhaus- Munich, Germany

Nothing starts a good night off then a glass of beer bigger than my face.

I normally don’t drink beer back home but I am seriously loving all the Czech and German beers. What’s going on North America, where’s all the good beer?

Hofbrauhaus- Munich, Germany

Another thing I had to have in Germany was sausage and sauerkraut, another thing North America is lacking. I loved this delicious fermented cabbage, it’s sweet, salty and crunchy all at the same time. Then pair it with a creamy, fatty, juicy sausage and you’ve got a plate of WIN. I will give one warning though, sauerkraut can make you very, very flatulent. Hence always bring Beano with you to Germany- it will save your life.

Hofbrauhaus- Munich, Germany

Rhine Valley

If you head up north along the Rhine River you will find yourself in the Rhine Valley, home to hundreds of castles and Riesling grapes!

Rhine River- Rhine Valley, Germany

Rhine River- Rhine Valley, Germany

And since I obviously didn’t have enough alcohol in Munich (sarcasm), it seemed only right to do a Riesling wine tasting!

Now I don’t have any particular favorites when it comes to white wines and the only other white wine tasting I have done before was in Gisborne, New Zealand. So, I not sure how helpful my opinion is. Overall I wasn’t a huge fan of the white Riesling wines; too sweet for me. However, their ice wine was AMAZING. But I guess that is what tasting is for, so you can figure out which ones you prefer.

Oh alcohol!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Marie Tielmann
    September 22, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Prost! Just a question; you don’t pass heidelberg on the way to Rhine Valley with European Panorama, do you? And how long is it from Swiss Alps to Rhine Valley? Just curious. By the way, like the post! Even though I don’t drink beer, this post actually tempts me to taste the german one lol.

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      nadine
      September 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      You should! Try the german beer, it’s awesome! As for how long it is, I’m not sure since we were stuck in a traffic jam that day and it took us an extra 3 hours to get to our destination, which I’m guessing should have only taken 4/5 hours?

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    Marie Tielmann
    September 25, 2012 at 4:06 am

    That’s abit of a distance. Do you pass heidelberg on the way? It’s corny, but I first heard it from the Carmen Sandiego Game (Don’t know if you know that lol but back in the 90s that got me interested in geography and travel.) and since then I been interested to visit. Yeah, I only tasted ‘Aussie’ beer and despite it being my country, I haven’t gotten into the taste but I trust the German one would be different.

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    Piotr Kulczycki
    October 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Nadine, what camera do you use for your videos?

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