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Beer. Liquid gold.

Beer. Liquid gold.

Though beer was not invented in Germany, the art of brewing was undoubtedly refined to perfection here. Germany is home to around 5,000 different beers brewed in more than 1,300 breweries, over half of which are in Bavaria. Nowhere else in the world offers as much choice when it comes to beer. And that's even with all varieties being produced in line with the German Beer Purity Law, which permits only the traditional ingredients of water, malt, hops and yeast. In summertime, the best way to enjoy a refreshingly cold beer is in one of the many beer gardens found up and down Germany.

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From ancient art to virtual reality
Since antiquity, artists have contrived new ways of fooling us und confounding us with their craftsmanship. With examples from painting, sculpture, video, architecture, design, fashion and interactive virtual-reality works, the exhibition weaves a highly entertaining path through the (art) history of appearance and illusion.

Upcoming dates:

17.08.2018 - 13.01.2019

Venue

Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Theatinerstraße 8
80333 München
Fon: 0049-89-224412
kontakt@kunsthalle-muc.de
www.kunsthalle-muc.de

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

When it's the Wies'n – local speak for Oktoberfest – in Munich, the Bavarian capital, around seven million people make the pilgrimage to Theresienwiese. This is the world's biggest beer festival, so the catering is on a massive scale: millions of roast chickens are eaten and a veritable herd of spit-roast oxen is washed down by several million towering mugs of beer. Dating back over 200 years, the Oktoberfest is a hallowed tradition that, despite its size, still spells out what it means to be Bavarian.

It has millions of international fans and has spawned many imitations around the world – but there can only ever be one original Oktoberfest. Ever since Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria married Princess Therese in 1810 and a grand horse race was held in a field on the edge of the city, the site has been known as Theresienwiese – and the Oktoberfest as the Wies'n. Traditionally the festivities begin on the dot of noon on the first Saturday after 15 September, when the mayor of Munich taps the first keg and yells "O’zapft is!" Once the Oktoberfest is officially open, a twelve-gun salute signals to the bar staff to get the beer flowing and then there's no holding back. The 10,000 seats in the beer tents start to fill up, the fairground rides whirl, the band strikes up and it's party time. Be sure to book your hotel room well in advance because, like the seats in the beer tents, they're few and far between at Wiesn time.

Upcoming dates:

22.09.2018 - 07.10.2018

Venue

Theresienwiese
Theresienwiese
80339 München

All information on prices, dates and opening times are subject to change without notice.

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