Friday, February 22, 2013

Erlangen Beer Fest

Auch im dicksten Medien- und Prominentengetümmel behält der OB den Überblick und zapft mit drei wuchtigen Schlägen das erste Fass an.

If you are looking for a great alternative to the Munich Oktoberfest, why not visit Germany's oldest-in Erlangen, about 15 miles north of Nuremberg? Here are a couple of  old cross-posts from my other blog, Fousesquawk.

Here's a secret. It is the best one in Germany. Not out of control and over-priced like Munich, but fun for all. Erlangen is a university town, and after the fest shuts down at night, everybody goes pub crawling. It comes around every May-June for 12 days during the Whitsuntide season.


  1. I can't remember since it has been over 25 years that I have been in Germany, but doesn't most towns have some sort of Octoberfest? Or Septemberfest?

  2. Munich is the Oktoberfest which goes from late Sept to early Oct. Other towns have theirs during the good weather months May-Sept. etc