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Munich, Germany


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We travelled by train to Munich - this was a relatively short trip of 2.5 hours. In the afternoon we rode a tour bus for an introduction to the city. This was a guided tour and so it was informative although not as good as some tours we´ve been on. We said good-bye to Jeanne and went on our way to the Octoberfest celebration late in the afternoon. This is an unbelievable site - it is like a giant fair with huge beer tents (there are 14 tents that hold 100,000 people. In addition there are outdoor beer gardens and there are midway rides spread out between all of the beer gardens. We made our way to the first outdoor beer garden that we could find a seat at and joined six other people. Well we were there until after 11:00 PM that night and had a riot. We were sitting with a couple of Germans and three Dutchies (that´s what the Germans called them). The beer is served in 1 litre mugs that are very heavy to lift and hard to break - we proved that because we clunked them together all night long loudly yelling PROST for any reason (usually we didn´t really know what we were toasting). They claim that the beer is made especially for Octoberfest and that it is 7% alcohol! Leigh might agree with that. As you may have assumed by now we really tied one on! We each drank 4 litres - we think that might be a personnal record. We took a bicycle taxi home at great cost but it was fun. We may be getting together with one of the Dutch fellows we met when we get to Amsterdam. Happy Birthday Liam.

Posted by 60somethin 17:48 Archived in Germany

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4 LITRES??? That was quite the topic of conversation at Diane's last Friday. We couldn't remember if you said 4 litres together or each! In reading it again O M G

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