Munich Bavarian City in Germany

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Marketplace with majors hall (right) and Fraunenkirche Viktualien market Porsche in Munich Bierdeckel


There 's much more to Munich than Oktoberfest and the city 's reputation as the beer-brewing capital.
Munich is also, beside Hamburg, Germanýs high-tech center, the historical residence of Bavarian royalty.
People from the State of Bavaria consider them self very special. Bavaria is called 'free state' and would consider the other German states as foreign Country and call them incorrectly people from there 'Preussen' - After all it is not so bad and there is not serious not even a real conflict going on.

Saturday, 2001-01-07

Church Tower Famous Fraunenkirche Tower of University library

Munich has a beautiful historic downtown with many traditional buildings, which is a pedestrian area closed for cars. Most that have been rebuild after the 2 WW. It is fun to walk through the pedestrian area on a sunny day, through all the historic buildings. On the Viktualien market you can by traditional Bavarian snacks like a Brezel as well as exotic fruit and vegetables.
In restaurants you get beside the larger meals some special Bavarian snacks called "Brotzeit".
I found the town museum very impressive. For as little as 5 DEM you can visit very different exhibitions on the four floors. There is a interesting history of Munich exhibitions, impressive historic photo exhibition, paintings, clothes and dolls I spend a day here without feeling bored.

Monestry Andechs Traditional May tree Beer Brewing Law of year 1516 Typical Bavarian snack(Brotzeit)

Sunday, 2000-03-05

We reached Ammerssee (Ammer lake), with the public transportation. We walked up the the Andechs Monestry. On Sundays this is a busy place. At the Monestry there is all kind of kiosks and a restaurants selling the all famous Brotzeit (Snack) including Andechser Beer brewed by the monks.

We went down to the village searching a quieter place or at least getting a a seat and ended up in an a Restaurant near. The Beer Brewing Law of year 1516 should ensure healthy beer. Putting up May Trees is a common tradition in Bayern.

Ha! Pub at the Hauptwache Subway station Dalmeit - the famous coffee producer


Translation of the Brewing Law:

How beer is to be brewed and poured out across across the land:
We decree, establish and ordain at the behest of the Lords of Bavaria that henceforth in all the land, in the countryside as well as our towns and marketplaces, there is no other policy than this: From Michaelmas until the Feast of St George, one mug or 'head' of beer will not be sold for more than one Munich penny; and from the Feast of St George until Michaelmas, a mug will not be sold for more than two pennies of the same reckoning, and a head for no more than three heller, under pain of penalty. But when one brews any beer (other than Märzenbier), it will under no circumstances be poured or sold for more than one penny per mug. Further we decree that henceforth in all our towns, marketplaces and the whole of the countryside, no beer shall contain or be brewed with more ingredients than grain, hops, and water. He who knowingly violates these laws will be summarily fined a keg of beer, each time it happens. However, if a publician buys one, two, or three Eimer of beer from a brewery in our towns, marketplaces, or the whole countryside, to sell to the local townspeople, to him alone will it be allowed and permitted to sell mugs and heads of beer for one Heller more than is written above. Also the Lords of Bavaria reserve the right to decree appropriate changes to this decree for the public benefit in the event that strong hardship arises from shortages and price increases of grains (since the seasons and the region and the harvest times in our land can vary); in that event the right to adjust the regulations over the sale are explicitly expressed and established.
  • Mug = (Bavarian) 1.069 Liters
  • Head = round container for fluids, containing slightly less than one Bavarian 'mug'
  • Heller = Munich half-penny
  • Eimer = 60 Bavarian 'mugs' (64 liters)

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