A visit to Germany is never perfection without attending an authentic German beer festival. Luckily, there are many to lift your stein and “prost” to all over the country that’s known just as much for its beer as it is for its massive celebrations!
Here are Germany’s 10 best beer festivals…
1. Oktoberfest, Munich
Let’s start with the mother of all beer festivals–Munich’s Oktoberfest—which traditionally takes place from late September to the first weekend in October every year. Here, the entrance is free and the beer is flowing at this huge 16-day festival, which draws more than 6 million people from all around the world. The world’s largest fair has celebrated brews of all hues and flavors since 1810.
2. Stuttgart Beer Festival, Stuttgart
The second largest and well known brew fest after Oktoberfest is no doubt the Stuttgart Beer Festival, which follows the larger festival. The festival was established by King Wilhelm to signify the end of the German famine in 1818. It only seemed fitting that the end of the food crisis be celebrated with a huge open-air market, a fair, and lots and lots of beer–over 70 brands to be exact!
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