Dangerous beer, Munich

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  • a sculpture in Asamkirche
    a sculpture in Asamkirche
    by globetrott
  • Elisabeth and Remo get a dose of Salvator
    Elisabeth and Remo get a dose of...
    by richiecdisc
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    Don't drink alcohol in the pedestrian zone !

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I could not believe it myself, when I first heared about this special prohibition in Munich :

    You are NOT allowed to drink alcohol in Marienplatz and the pedestrian zone of Munich !!

    This law was mainly made in order to keep homeless people and drunkards out of the tourist-places in the centre.
    But of course this law applies as well for tourists, buying a cheap beer in the supermarket and trying to drink it in the streets.

    Mostly the police will first explain the law to you, and will fine you only in case they catch you again...

    NO law without an excemption : Of course you may drink alcohol in a restaurant & beergarden there !!

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    the beer at Starkbierzeit is dangerously drinkable

    by richiecdisc Updated Nov 28, 2004

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    We had the pleasure of Elisabeth (rebibi) and her husband coming to visit us in Munich during the Starkbierzeit. We headed off to the Paulaner Wirtshaus on Am Nockerberg for the festivities. Though the beer clocks in at 7.5%, it is all too easy to quaff down. Even Elisabeth, who claims to not like beer, had no problem downing an entire liter mug. Remo, Doreen and I had much more, and paid for it the next day. The funniest part was they were pouring the beers a bit light, that is, not quite a full liter. We noticed it and after having a few gulps, Remo went up to the kegs and asked for a top off. They filled them right up, no questions asked. Thanks for coming Elisabeth, and thanks Remo, for the refill.

    Elisabeth and Remo get a dose of Salvator

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    Don't Drink and Drive !!

    by globetrott Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Dont drink & Drive
    This is even more important in Munich than in other places, maybe, as some sorts of beer will be much stronger, and in many cases you may get it just in a Masskrug , and that is a full litre of beer.

    Especially during Oktoberfest, Starkbierzeit etc. controls by the police are made quite often and your driving licence might be lost quickly.

    Public transportation is really perfect in Munich and takes you to almost every place in the city within a short time.

    0,08% of alcohol in your blood and the drivers-licence is gone for a long time & high fines have to be payed as well !!

    ...and you might look like the person on the right of my pic ( another interesting sculpture of Asam-church in Sendlingerstrasse 62)

    a sculpture in Asamkirche
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    Know before you Go

    by pedersdottir Written Apr 18, 2004

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    From a Bavarian point of view, beer is a tasty nutritional supplement. Dark beer was even recommended for pregnant women for health reasons.

    When heading out for an afternoon or evening of 'taste testing' - especially if plans include a Beerhall crawl - there is one rule to keep in mind. In the words of local folk wisdom:
    "Bier auf Wein, das lass' sein; Wein auf Bier, das rat' ich dir."

    In other words, mind the alcohol quotient! Start with beer, and work your way up to wine or shots, if you must. If you inverse the order, plan for a day or two of downtime instead of sightseeing.

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    Ompha music

    by TinKan Written Mar 11, 2003

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    Ompha music can be a danger as you will find yourself tapping your foot to it all day long. You will also find yourself drinking large amounts of beer and eating way to many sausages. But it is all in good fun.

    Tapping your foot
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    Beer can make your tummy big!

    by longsanborn Written Jan 10, 2008

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    Germany makes one of the best beer in the world. I don't really like to drink beer because of the bitter after-taste and the bad beer breath.

    However, I really enjoyed drinking German beer because it tasted really good - so good that I ordered a second mug! That's why I believe that drinking German beer can seriously give someone one huge beer belly!

    Excellent Beer!
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    Do not drink too much beer...

    by monica78 Updated Sep 7, 2002

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    Do not drink too much beer like I always do....
    Then you will get very drunk, do a lot of stupid things and the day after will be terrible!
    At this photo I have not followed my own rules... I am very drunk... and I look aweful!

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    beware the big glasses , if...

    by ladygolfer Written Sep 2, 2002

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    beware the big glasses , if your a half pint drinker then these glasses are not for you , and certainly adds meaning to the NZ drink driving allowances . we get four glasses to be under the legal limit to drive

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  • Although Munich is famous for...

    by Felipe42 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Although Munich is famous for its excellent beers, you should never ever try the infamous 'Bierschnitte' which is offered in some restaurants. It tastes really terrible. Do not mistake for 'Milchschnitte', a popular dessert in Germany.

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  • Taxis, don't puke in them!

    by PROFFATE Updated Aug 26, 2004

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    When in Munich, don't get sick in a taxi. A normal ride of a block or two that would normally cost 6 euros ends up costing 60 euros. (And the drivers get quite rude at that point)
    At this point of the night I was incoherent and quite funny, usually your friends end up paying the fare and you bounce off sidewalks and buildings the rest of the way home.

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    Do drink enough!!!

    by Jerelis Written Apr 27, 2013

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the average temperature is much higher than other areas and the city lanes with its historical houses and bridges will go up and down.

    Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
    * The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
    * Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
    * Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
    * Blood is 92% water;
    * Water protects and cushions vital organs;
    ·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
    * Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.

    You really need it ...
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    Too much if a good thing.

    by Fen Written Oct 4, 2003

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    What can I say, except that while German beer is very hard to leave alone, too much of a good thing could leave you with one slight problem. (see pic) Hehe

    Beer Storage Inc.

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    BEER! It have a lot in Munich,...

    by Rahel Written Sep 7, 2002

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    BEER! It have a lot in Munich, and we saw no one who didn't drink. But enjoy it anyway. PROSIT!

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    Drunk Germans

    by bhorton Written Aug 29, 2002

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    Watch out for old drunk German men. It´s like a 50 year fraternity reunion everyday. Perfect entertainment.

    Ringo Star is German?

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    At the Fest, beer is only...

    by richiecdisc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    At the Fest, beer is only served in liter mugs. So when you just have six or seven, you are really having 14 pints. I am sure I had more than that this night...lol.

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