Each tent has its own name and traditions, some going back more than 100 years: For poultry dishes, hit the Stiftl-Tent, and for veal, go to Able's Kalbs-Kuchl. For pastries, there’s the Café Kaiserschmarrn.
Some of the 16-day festival’s events have nothing to do with beer or food or music — the annual crossbow competition, for example. Although beer is everywhere, this isn’t an adults-only event, with parades and music and rides for the kids.
Set in southern Germany, not far from the Alps, Munich is one of the world’s favorite cities even when there isn’t a beer festival on. A big city that feels like a small town, it ranks high in livability surveys for its parks, nightlife, markets and overall quality of life.
- Society & Culture