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is a 16-18 day festival held each year in Munich,
running from late September to the first weekend in
October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany
and the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million
people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an
important part of Bavarian
culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest
celebrations, modelled after the Munich event.
Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during
the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday
in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in
response to German
reunification so that if the first Sunday in October
falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival will go
on until October 3 (German
Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days
when the first Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when
it is October 1. In 2014, the festival lasts until
the first Monday in October, to mark the 200-year
anniversary of the event. The festival is held in
an area named the Theresienwiese
(field, or meadow, of Therese), often called Wiesn
for short, located near Munich's centre.
eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as
(ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick),
along with Brezn (Pretzel),
(potato or bread dumplings), Kasspatzn
(cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato
or Blaukraut (red
cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as
(a spiced cheese-butter spread) and Weisswurst
(a white sausage).
original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October
12, 1810. For the public commemoration of their marriage
that took place five days before, Crown Prince Ludwig
(later King Ludwig
I) and Princess Therese
of Saxe-Hildburghausen (namesake of the Theresienwiese
festival grounds) organized a great horse race. The
event was so successful that it was decided to renew
it in 1811.
the year 1811, an agricultural show was added to boost
Bavarian agriculture. The horse race persisted until
1960, the agricultural show still exists and it is
held every four years on the southern part of the
festival grounds. In 1816, carnival booths appeared;
the main prizes were silver,
porcelain, and jewelry. The founding citizens of Munich
assumed responsibility for festival management in
1819, and it was agreed that the Oktoberfest would
become an annual event. Later, it was lengthened and
the date pushed forward, the reason being that days
are longer and warmer at the end of September.
honour the marriage of King Ludwig I and Therese of
Bavaria, a parade took place for the first time in
1835. Since 1850, this has become a yearly event and
an important component of the Oktoberfest. 8,000 people—mostly
from Bavaria—in traditional costumes walk from Maximilian
Street, through the centre of Munich, to the Oktoberfest.
The march is led by the Münchner
1850, the statue
of Bavaria has watched the Oktoberfest. This worldly
was first sketched by Leo
von Klenze in a classic style and Ludwig
Michael Schwanthaler romanticised and "Germanised"
the draft; it was constructed by Johann
Baptist Stiglmaier and Ferdinand
1853, the Bavarian Ruhmeshalle
was finished. In 1854, 3,000 residents of Munich succumbed
to an epidemic of cholera,
so the festival was cancelled. Also, in the year 1866,
there was no Oktoberfest as Bavaria fought in the
War. In 1870, the Franco-Prussian
war was the reason for cancellation of the festival.
In 1873, the festival was once more cancelled due
to a cholera epidemic. In 1880, the electric light
illuminated over 400 booths and tents (Albert
Einstein helped install light bulbs in the Schottenhamel
tent as an apprentice in his uncle's electricity business
in 1896). In 1881, booths selling bratwursts
opened. Beer was first served in glass mugs in 1892.
at night with view of Löwenbräu tent
the end of the 11th century, a re-organization took
place. Until then, there were games of skittles,
large dance floors, and trees for climbing in the
beer booths. They wanted more room for guests and
musicians. The booths became beer halls.
1887, the Entry of the Oktoberfest Staff and Breweries
took place for the first time. This event showcases
the splendidly decorated horse teams of the breweries
and the bands that play in the festival tents. This
event always takes place on the first Saturday of
the Oktoberfest and symbolises the official prelude
to the Oktoberfest celebration
the year 1910, Oktoberfest celebrated its 100th birthday.
120,000 litres of beer were poured. In 1913, the Bräurosl
was founded, which was the largest Oktoberfest beer
tent of all time, with room for about 12,000 guests.
1914 to 1918, World
War I prevented the celebration of Oktoberfest.
In 1919 and 1920, the two years after the war, Munich
celebrated only an "Autumn Fest." In 1923 and 1924,
the Oktoberfest was not held due to inflation.
1933, the Bavarian white and blue flag was replaced
with the swastika
flag. From 1939 to 1945, due to World
War II, no Oktoberfest took place. From 1946 to
1948, after the war, Munich celebrated only the "Autumn
Fest." The sale of proper Oktoberfest beer—2% stronger
in alcohol than normal beer—was not permitted; guests
had to drink normal beer.
its beginnings the Oktoberfest has been cancelled
24 times due to war, disease and other emergencies.
carousel in the heat of day
1950, there has been a traditional festival opening:
A twelve gun salute and the tapping of the first keg
of Oktoberfest beer at 12:00 by the incumbent Mayor
of Munich with the cry "O' zapft is!" ("It's
tapped!" in the Austro-Bavarian
language) opens the Oktoberfest. The Mayor then
gives the first beer to the Minister-President of
the State of Bavaria. The first mayor to tap the keg
races ended in 1960.
1960, the Oktoberfest had turned into an enormous
world-famous festival. Since then, foreigners began
to picture Germans as wearing the Sennerhut,
and the girls in Dirndl.
visitors wear during the Oktoberfest Bavarian hats
(Tirolerhüte), which contain a tuft of goat
hair. In Germany, goat hair is highly valued and prized,
making it one of the most expensive objects for sale.
The more tufts of goat hair on your hat, the wealthier
you are considered to be. Technology helping, this
tradition ended with the appearance of cheap goat
hair imitations on the market.
are many problems every year with young people who
overestimate their ability to handle large amounts
of alcohol. Many forget that beer has 5.8 to 6.3%
alcohol, and they pass out due to drunkenness.
These drunk patrons are often called "Bierleichen"
(German for "beer corpses").
them as well as for the general medical treatment
of visitors the Bavarian branch of German
Red Cross operates an aid facility and provides
emergency medical care on the festival grounds, staffed
with around 100 volunteer medics and doctors per day.
They serve together with special detachments of Munich
fire department and other municipal authorities in
the service center at the Behördenhof (authorities'
court), a large building specially built for the Oktoberfest
at the east side of the Theresienwiese, just
behind the tents. There is also a place for lost &
found children, a lost property office, a security
point for women and other public services.
keep the Oktoberfest, and especially the beer tents,
friendly for older people and families, the concept
of the "quiet Oktoberfest" was developed in 2005.
Until 6:00 pm, the tents only play quiet music,
for example traditional wind music. Only after that
and pop music be played, which had led to more violence
in earlier years.
The music played in the afternoon is limited to 85
With these rules, the organizers of the Oktoberfest
were able to curb the over-the-top party mentality
and preserve the traditional beer tent atmosphere.
2005 the last traveling Enterprise ride of Germany,
called Mondlift, is back on the Oktoberfest.
in 2008, a new Bavarian law intended to ban smoking
in all enclosed spaces that are open to the public,
even at the Oktoberfest. Because of problems enforcing
the anti-smoking law in the big tents there was an
exception for the Oktoberfest 2008, although the sale
of tobacco was not allowed. After heavy losses in
the 2008 local elections with the smoke ban being
a big issue in debates, the state's ruling party meanwhile
implemented special exemptions to beer tents and small
So, smoking in the tents is still legal, but the tents
usually have non-smoking areas..
The sale of tobacco in the tents is now legal, but
it's abandoned by agreement. However, in early 2014
a referendum held in Bavaria as a result of a popular
initiative re-instituted the original, strict, smoking
ban of 2008; thus, no beer will be sold to people
caught smoking in the tents.
The blanket smoking ban will not take effect until
2014, but all tents will institute the smoking ban
this year as to do the "dry run" to identify any unforeseeable
issues. The common issue when the smoking ban is in
effect is the nauseating stench of stale beer spilled
on the floor, which the smoking masked.
marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest. For the
anniversary, there was a horse race in historical
costumes on opening day. A so-called "Historische
Wiesn" (historical Oktoberfest) took place, starting
one day earlier than usual on the southern part of
the festival grounds. A specially brewed beer (solely
available at the tents of the historical Oktoberfest),
horse races, and a museum tent gave visitors an impression
of how the event felt a century ago.
was set off in a dustbin at the restrooms at the main
entrance on September 26, 1980 at 22:19. The bomb
consisted of an empty fire
extinguisher filled with 1.39 kilograms of TNT
and mortar shells. Thirteen people were killed, over
200 were injured, 68 seriously. This was the deadliest
terrorist attack in the history of Germany after the
Massacre. Governmental authorities propounded
a summary of official inquires, purporting that a
Köhler from Donaueschingen,
a social outcast who was killed in the explosion,
was the lone perpetrator. However, this account is
disputed strongly by various groups.
Oktoberfest is known as the Largest Volksfest (People's
Fair) in the World.
In 1999 there were six and a half million visitors
to the 42 hectare
72% of the people are from Bavaria.
15% of visitors come from foreign countries like the
surrounding EU-countries and other non-European countries
including the United States, Canada, Australia and
the Far East.
the Oktoberfest, there are other public festivals
that take place at the same location, in April/May:
The Munich Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival) and Winter
Tollwood in December with 650,000 visitors.
the Oktoberfest the next people fairs in size in Germany
are the Cranger Kirmes
in Herne (Wanne-Eickel) (the largest fair in Northrhine-Westphalia)
with 4.7 million visitors, the Rheinkirmes in
Düsseldorf (called Largest
Fair on the Rhine) and the Freimarkt
in Bremen (the oldest fair
in Germany, held since 1035, and the biggest fair
in Northern Germany) with about 4 million visitors
per year each, followed by the Cannstatter
Volksfest in Stuttgart
with about 3 million visitors each year and the
"Schützenfest Hannover", the world's largest marksmen's
Fun Fair in Hanover with about
2 million visitors per year.
16 – Oct 3
22 – Oct 7
21 – Oct 6
20 – Oct 5
18 – Oct 3
17 – Oct 3
16 – Oct 3
22 – Oct 7
20 – Oct 5
Oktoberfest (with ZLF*)
19 – Oct 4
18 – Oct 4
Anniversary (with BLF)
17 – Oct 3
22 – Oct 7
21 – Oct 6
20 – Oct 5
19 – Oct 4
Bayerisches Zentral-Landwirtschaftsfest (Bavarian
Central Agriculture Festival)
Bavarian-style Live-Music inside Fischer Vroni
the last years the prices per Maß (1 liter
stein) steadily increased (prices given in Euros)::
Kas- und Weinstub'n
Festhalle (Winzerer Fähndl)
Hühner- und Entenbraterei
(Maßkrug is German for beer stein) Oktoberfest
0.42 km2 (103.78 acres)
in the festival halls: approx. 100,000
appr. 6,940,600 litres (126,900 litres non-alcoholic)
wine: 32,047 litres
and tea: 222,725 litres
and lemonade: 909,765½ litres
sausages: 142,253 pairs
knuckles: 58,446 units
of electricity: 2.8
million kWh (as much as 14% of Munich's daily
need or as much as a four person family will need
in 560 years)
of gas: about 205,000 m3
of water: about 90,000 m3 (as much
as 27% of Munich's daily need)
678 t (2004)
about 980 seats, more than 878 meters of urinals
and 17 for disabled persons
booths: 83, also for international credit cards
property: about 4000 items, among them 260 pairs
of glasses, 200 mobile phones, wedding rings, and
1,000 tons of garbage result annually from the
Oktoberfest. The mountains of garbage created are
hauled away and the ways cleanly washed down each
morning. The cleaning is paid for in part by the city
of Munich and in part by the sponsors.
2004 the queues for toilets became so long that the
police had to regulate the entrance. To keep traffic
moving through the restrooms, men headed for the toilets
were directed to the "Pissoir" (giant enclosed grate)
if they only needed to urinate. The number of toilets
was increased in 2005 by 20%. Now approximately 1,800
toilets and urinals are available.
Oktoberfest guests visit the quiet stalls in order
to use their cell phones. For this reason it was planned
in the year 2005 to install a Faraday
cage around the toilets or to use Mobile
phone jammers to prevent telephoning with a mobile
telephone. However jamming devices are not certified
in Germany, and Faraday cages made of copper
would be too expensive, so instead signs were placed
warning toilet users not to use cell phones in the
are currently fourteen main tents at the Oktoberfest.
The tents themselves are non-permanent structures
which are constructed for and only used during the
festival. The beer (or wine)
served in each is in the accompanying table.
– One of the smaller tents, it's the first tent
that many visitors see at the fest. As well as serving
normal Wiesn beer, it has a Sekt
(sparkling wine) bar and Maß
of Weißbier. Considered one of the trendiest tents,
and attracts the occasional celebrity. Traditionally
in the evening the Oktoberfest band the Münchner
Zwietracht plays all the Oktoberfest classics.
– Translates as the "Crossbow Shooters Tent", a
competition that has been a part of the Oktoberfest
– The counterpart to the famous Hofbräuhaus, this
tent is especially popular with Americans, Australians
and New Zealanders.
– One of the largest tents on the Wiesn, they have
a rock band that plays from 5:30 each evening (as
opposed to the traditional brass band). This tent
is also known as "Himmel der Bayern" (Heaven of
– Reckoned to be the most important tent at the
Oktoberfest, mainly because it is where it starts.
On the first Saturday of the event, no beer is allowed
to be served until the mayor of Munich (currently
Ude) taps the first keg, at 12 pm. Only
then can the other tents begin to serve beer. Very
popular amongst younger people.
Fähndl – This tent is noted for its huge tower,
with a Maß of Paulaner beer sitting atop it.
– This is a mid-sized tent. Situated under the Bavaria
statue, the current tent was newly built in
Wiesen Schänke – The smallest tent at the Oktoberfest,
it is frequented by celebrities, and is known for
its especially good food. In contrast to the other
tents (which must close by 11 pm), it is open
until 12:30 am, but it can be very difficult
to get in.
– This tent offers a selection of more than 15 wines,
as well as Weißbier.
– Above the entrance is a 4.50 meter (15 foot)
lion who occasionally
drinks from his beer. This is overshadowed by another
tower where another drinking lion sits.
(Hacker-Pschorr) – Named after the daughter of the
original brewery owner (Pschorr), this tent has
the usual brass band and a yodeler.
– Considered by many locals to be the best tent,
due to the fact it sells the favourite local brew,
from individually tapped wooden kegs rather than
stainless steel vats used by the other tents.
– True to its name, this tent offers a great variety
of ox dishes.
Vroni – Another of the smaller tents. Fisch is the
German word for fish
and this tent carries a huge selection in its menu.
Oom-pah, Oompah or Umpapa
is the rhythmical sound of a deep brass instrument in
a band, a form of background ostinato. The oom-pah sound
is usually made by the tuba alternating between the
root (tonic) of the chord and the 5th (dominant) — this
sound is said to be the oom. The pah is played on the
off-beats by higher-pitched instruments such as the
clarinet, accordion or trombone. Oompah is often associated
with Volkstümliche Musik, a form of popular German music.
It is often associated with polka. In triple time genres
such as the waltz it is oom-pah-pah.
The musical Oliver! contains a song named Oom-Pah-Pah,
which is named after the oom-pah. A more modern variation
is the playing of contemporary pop and rock songs in
an Oompah style, dubbed "Oompop", by bands such as Oompah
Brass (UK) and Global Kryner (Austria).
Sauerkraut (Kiszona kapusta)
directly translated from german: "sour herb"
or "sour cabbage", is finely shredded cabbage
that has been fermented
by various lactic
acid bacteria, including Leuconostoc,
It has a long shelf-life and a distinctive sour
flavor, both of which result from the lactic
acid that forms when the bacteria ferment
the sugars in the cabbage. It is therefore not
to be confused with coleslaw,
which receives its acidic taste from vinegar.
served with sauerkraut
is made by a process of pickling
that is analogous to how traditional (not heat-treated)
cucumbers and kimchi
are made. Fully-cured sauerkraut keeps for several
months in an airtight container stored at or
below 15 °C (59 °F). Neither refrigeration
is required, although these treatments may prolong
is introduced naturally, as these air-borne
bacteria culture on raw cabbage leaves where
they grow. Yeasts also are present, and may
yield soft sauerkraut of poor flavor when the
fermentation temperature is too high. The fermentation
process has three phases. In the first phase,
bacteria such as Klebsiella
lead the fermentation, and begin producing an
acidic environment that favours later bacteria.
The second phase starts as the acid levels become
too high for many bacteria, and Leuconostoc
mesenteroides and other Leuconostoc
spp. take dominance. In the third phase,
species including L.
brevis and L.
plantarum ferment any remaining sugars,
further lowering the pH.
sauerkraut ("zuurkool") mashed with potatoes
garnie, a traditional dish of Alsace,
where sauerkraut is garnished with sausages
and other pork
sauerkraut is very healthy. It is an excellent
source of vitamin
and other nutrients. However, the low pH
and abundance of otherwise healthful lactobacilli
may upset the intestines of people who are not
used to eating acidic foods. Studies suggest
that fermented cabbage may be even more beneficial
to health than the raw vegetable, with increased
levels of anti-cancer agents such as isothiocyanates.[citation
foods and the importation of foods from
hemisphere became readily available in northern
Europe, sauerkraut provided a vital source
of the aforementioned nutrients during the winter.
Cook always took a store of sauerkraut on
his sea voyages, since experience had taught
him that it was an effective preventative of
German sailors continued this practice even
after the British Royal
Navy had switched to limes, earning the
British sailor the nickname "Limey"
while his German counterpart became known as
is now known that the preservation of sauerkraut
in an anaerobic environment (in the brine)
keeps the vitamin C in it from being oxidized. There is some evidence
that indicates that kimchi,
and by extension sauerkraut[citation
needed], may be used to treat
in birds. Currently, there is no evidence of
its effect on human cases.
is also a source of biogenic
amines such as tyramine,
which may cause adverse reactions in sensitive
It also provides various cancer-fighting compounds
are many other vegetables that are preserved
by a similar process.
a feed for cattle,
is made the same way.
pork bratwurst with sauerkraut and mustard,
bratwurst is a sausage
usually composed of veal,
name is German,
derived from Old
High German brätwurst, from brät-,
which is finely chopped meat and -wurst,
needed] Though the brat
in bratwurst describes the way the sausages
are made, it is often misconstrued to be derived
from the German verb "braten", which means to
pan fry or roast.
Bratwurst are usually grilled and sometimes
cooked in broth or beer.
practices and traditions
the sausage is served varies by region. In Thuringia,
it is often eaten with hot German mustard
in a bread roll or Brötchen. There and further
south, the bratwurst is often served "pinched"
in a bread roll, much like a forerunner of the
dog in a bun. It is a very popular form
food in German-speaking countries, often
cooked and sold from small stands and street
vendors. Recipes for the sausage can also vary;
some sources list over forty different varieties
of German bratwurst.
giant wurst-and-bun statue can be found at the
main intersection of Holzhausen,
the location of the German Bratwurst Museum
(Deutsches Bratwurstmuseum). The museum,
run by the Friends of Thuringian Bratwurst,
opened in 2006 and is devoted only to the Thuringian
oldest document in the museum mentions bratwurst
for the first time in 1404 in Thuringia. In
1410 followed the County of Katzenelnbogen.
originating in the city of Coburg
It is made from a minimum of 15% veal or beef,
and its seasonings include only salt, pepper,
nutmeg, and lemon zest. It is coarse in texture
and measures about 25 cm in length. Traditionally
it is grilled over pinecones and served in
a bread roll (Brötchen).
relatively long (10–20 cm), thick, coarse
sausage, originating from the Franconia
(Franken) region. It dates back to 1573.
The Fränkische Bratwurst is traditionally
served with sauerkraut or potato salad, but
with no mustard.
Kulmbacher Bratwurst, from the city of Kulmbach
in Bavaria, is made mainly from finely ground
veal. It is long and thin.
small, thin bratwurst from the city of Nürnberg.
It is no longer than 7–9 cm and weighs
no more than 25 g. It is traditionally grilled
over a beechwood fire and served in sets of
6 or 12 with horseradish and sauerkraut or
potato salad. Perhaps the most popular sausage
in Germany, Nürnberger Bratwürste /
Nürnberger Rostbratwürste is also protected
under EU law with PGI status.
Traditionally roasted and served three abreast
on a bun with mustard, this pork-based
wurst is recognized in markets and
restaurants across Germany. Fresh marjoram
and ground caraway
seed are attributed to being among the important
ingredients in this distinctive sausage.
Nordhessische Bratwurst (from Northern Hessen)
is similar to the Thüringer Rostbratwurst
in taste. It is made from coarsely ground
pork and is heavily seasoned. It measures
around 20 cm in length. Traditionally,
it is grilled over a wood fire and served
on a cut-open roll with mustard.
Rote Wurst is a favorite Bratwurst of the
Swabian region. It is similar to the Bockwurst,
and is made from finely ground pork and bacon.
Its taste is spicy. To prevent splitting during
grilling or pan frying, an X is cut into the
ends of the sausage. The ends open during
cooking, but the rest of the sausage remains
intact, giving it its traditional shape.
Thüringer Rostbratwurst is a spicy sausage
from Thüringen. It is the oldest known Bratwurst
in Germany and dates back to 1404. It is long
(15–20 cm) and thin in shape. Traditionally,
it is grilled over a charcoal fire and eaten
with mustard and bread.
Würzburger Bratwurst, also known as the Winzerbratwurst,
comes from the city of Würzburg.
Its size is similar to the Thüringer Rostbratwurst,
but its ingredients include white Franken-Wine.
the United States
is a common type of sausage in the United
States, especially in the state of Wisconsin,
where the largest ancestry group is German.
Originally brought to North America by German
immigrants, it is a common sight at summer cookouts,
alongside the famous hot dog. It is also the
origin of the "beer brat", a regional favorite
where the bratwurst are poached in beer (generally
a combination of a pilsner style, with butter
and onions) prior to grilling over charcoal.
bratwurst was popularized in Sheboygan
County, Wisconsin in the 1920s. In general,
each local butcher shop would take orders and
hand make bratwurst fresh to be picked up on
a particular day. The fat content of the sausages
was substantial, making daily pick up necessary
to avoid spoilage. Much of the fat was removed
during the cooking over charcoal. Usually one
kept a pan of cold water handy to the grill,
so it was easy to dip one's fingers in and fling
the water onto the flames caused by the burning
of the excess fat.
bratwurst (or "brat") also became popular as
a mainstay of sports stadiums after Bill Sperling
introduced bratwurst to Major
League Baseball in Milwaukee
County Stadium in 1953. The bratwurst were
such a hit, Sperling said, that Duke
Snider of the Brooklyn
Dodgers took a case back to New York, and
the rest is history.
Park in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin is the only baseball stadium that
sells more bratwurst than hot dogs.
in Germany is a major part of German
culture. There are around 1,300 breweries
in Germany, second largest amount after the
United States which has 1,500.
The German beer market is sheltered from the
rest of the world beer market by the German
brewers' adherence to the Reinheitsgebot
("purity order") dating from 1516 (and recently
updated in the Vorläufiges Biergesetz of 1993),
according to which the only allowed ingredients
of beer are water, hops
This law also requires that beers not using
only barley-malt (such as wheat
must be top-fermented.
Germans are behind only the Czechs
and the Irish
in their per
capita consumption of beer.
Reinheitsgebot (literally "purity order"), sometimes
called the "German Beer Purity Law" or the "Bavarian
Purity Law" in English, is a regulation concerning
the production of beer in Germany. In the original
text, the only ingredients that could be used
in the production of beer were water, barley,
After its discovery, yeast
became the fourth legal ingredient. For top-fermenting
beers the use of sugar
is also permitted.
is a dispute as to where the Reinheitsgebot
originated. Some Bavarians point out that the
law originated in the city of Ingolstadt
in the duchy of Bavaria
on 23 April 1516, although first put forward
concerning standards for the sale and composition
Thuringians point to a document which states
the ingredients of beer as water, hops and barley
only, and was written in 1434 in Weißensee (Thuringia).
It was discovered in the medieval Runneburg
near Erfurt in 1999.
Before its official repeal in 1987, it was the
oldest food quality regulation in the world.
are a variety of names used to describe German
beers, such as:
are the standard names in Germany for wheat
beer - "weizen" is German for "wheat",
and "weisse" is German for "white".
The terms are used interchangeably,
and there is no agreement as to which is the
is the name for a strong beer or bock
made with wheat. 16-17° Plato, 6.5-8% ABV.
— a fairly dark beer made with rye, somewhat
grainy flavour similar to bread, 4.5-6% ABV.
Weisse — a pale, very sour, wheat
beer brewed in Berlin. Usually drunk with
the addition of fruit syrup. 9° Plato, 2.5-5%
— an amber, very sour, wheat
beer with an addition of salt brewed around
Leipzig. It disappeared between 1966 and 1985,
when it was revived by Lothar Goldhahn. 10-12°
Plato, 4-5% ABV.
is the term for an unfiltered wheat beer -
hefe is German for yeast.
is the term for filtered wheat beer.
— pale, light-bodied, beer which can only
legally be brewed in the Cologne
region. 11-12° Plato, 4.5-5% ABV.
— a pale
lager from Bavaria
of 11-12° Plato, 4.5-5% ABV
— a pale lager with a light body and a more
prominent hop character. 11-12° Plato, 4.5-5%
ABV. By far the most popular style, with around
two thirds of the market.
— a dark amber, hoppy beer brewed around Düsseldorf
and Lower Rhine. 11-12° Plato,
— a pale lager brewed around Dortmund
that is fuller, maltier and less hoppy than
Pilsner. 12-12.5° Plato, 5-5.5% ABV. Germany's
most popular style in the 1950s and 1960s,
it's becoming increasingly rare.
— a pale, full, bitter-sweet and delicately
hopped lager. 13-13.5° Plato, 5.5-5.7% ABV.
— an amber, heavy-bodied, bitter-sweet lager.
16-17° Plato, 6.5-7% ABV.
— a pale, strong lager brewed in the Spring.
16-17° Plato, 6.5-7% ABV.
— a very strong, very full-bodied lager
darkened by high-coloured malts. 18-28°
Plato, 8-12% ABV.
— a freeze
distilled variation of Doppelbock. 18-28°
Plato, 9-15% ABV.
— medium body, malty lagers that come in pale,
amber and dark varieties. 13-14° Plato, 5.2-6%
ABV. The type of beer traditionally served
at the Munich Oktoberfest.
— a bottom-fermented, dark lager beer with
a full, roasty, chocolatey flavor. 11-12°
Plato, 4.5-5% ABV.
— dark lager which comes in two main varieties:
the sweetish, malty Munich style and the drier,
hoppy Franconian style
— a strong, full-bodied lager darkened by
high-coloured malts. 16-17° Plato, 6.5-7%
— usually dark in color and smoky in taste
from the use of smoked malt. A speciality
of the Bamberg region. 12-13° Plato, 5-5.5%
mug of unfiltered Eichbaum Kellerbier
are unfiltered lagers which are conditioned
in a similar manner to cask
ales. Strength and colour will vary,
though in the Franconia region where these
cask conditioned lagers are still popular,
the strength will tend to be 5% abv or slightly
higher, and the colour will tend to be a deep
amber, but the defining characteristic is
the cask conditioning. Kellerbier is German
for "cellar beer".
was originally a sample amount of beer taken
by a brewery boss from the barrel with a help
of a special pipe called a "Zwickelhahn".
Zwickelbiers are unfiltered lagers like Kellerbier,
though with a slightly different conditioning
process which gives the lager more carbonation.
Zwickelbiers tend to be younger, lower in
alcohol and less hoppy than Kellerbiers.
A very similar beer is Zoiglbier.
the beer market is weaker but more centralized
in northern Germany, the south has lots of smaller
local breweries. Almost half of all German breweries
are in Bavaria.
In total, there are approximately 1300 breweries
in Germany producing over 5000 brands of beer.
The highest density of breweries in the world
is found near the city of Bamberg,
in the Franconia
region of Bavaria.
brewery (established in 725) is reputedly the
oldest existing brewery in the world (brewing
since 1040). In 2004 Oettinger replaced Krombacher
as the best selling brewery in Germany.
of these Breweries (except Beck's, Paulaner
and Sternburg) are located in rural areas of
Germany based in small towns.
or ABV, content of beers in Germany is usually
between 4.7% and 5.4% for most traditional brews.
or Doppelbock (double Bockbier) however can
have an alcohol content of up to 16%, making
it stronger than many wines.
is especially well known among tourists for
the quantity of beer consumned as well as the
friendly, social atmosphere created by the massive
marqees with long tables and bench seating.
More than 6,900,000 litres
of beer are served every year at the festival.
similar big Beer festivals
that are not as well known as Munich's Oktoberfest
of Germany like Cannstatter
Wasen at Stuttgart
- which is much smaller and having pretty much
the same atmosphere although the beer is a little
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California,
United States. As of 2005, the city population
was 65,338. Located six miles south of San Juan
Capistrano at the southern tip of the county,
it is roughly equidistant from San Diego and
Los Angeles. The north entrance to Marine Corps
Base Camp Pendleton (known as the "Christianitos
Gate") is located in San Clemente.
Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, the area
was inhabited by what came to be known as the
Juaneño Indians. After the founding of Mission
San Juan Capistrano, the local natives were
conscripted to work for the mission. The city
of San Clemente was founded in 1925 by real
estate developer (and former mayor of Seattle)
Ole Hanson who named it San Clemente after a
town in Spain. As it were, San Clemente Island
was named after the city later since it is directly
west of the coast. Hanson envisioned it as a
Spanish-style coastal resort town, a "Spanish
Village by the Sea." In an unprecedented move,
he had a clause added to the deeds requiring
all building plans to be submitted to an architectural
review board in an effort to ensure that future
development would retain some Spanish-style
influence (for example, for many years it was
required that all new buildings in the downtown
area have red tile roofs). It was incorporated
in 1928 with a council-manager government.
Nixon's "Western White House" In 1968 President
Richard Nixon bought the H. H. Cotton estate,
one of the original homes built by one of Hanson's
partners. Nixon called it "La Casa Pacifica,"
but it was nicknamed the "Western White House",
a term now commonly used for a President's vacation
home. It sits above one of the West Coast's
premier surfing spots, Trestles, and just north
of historic surfing beach San Onofre. During
Nixon's tenure it was visited by many world
leaders , including Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev,
Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Japanese
Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, and Henry Kissinger,
as well as businessman Bebe Rebozo. Following
his resignation, Nixon retired to San Clemente
to write his memoirs. He later sold the home
and moved to Park Ridge, New Jersey. The property
also has historical tie to the democratic side
of the aisle; prior to Nixon's tenure at the
estate, H.H. Cotton was known to host Franklin
D. Roosevelt, who would visit to play cards
in a small outbuilding overlooking the Pacific
Surfing legacy San Clemente catches swells
all year long. Going from South to North, they
include Trestles (technically just south of
the city line), North Gate, State Park, Riviera,
Lasuen, The Hole, Beach House, T-Street, The
Pier, 204, North Beach, and Poche. San Clemente
is also the surfing media capital of the world
as well as a premier surfing destination. It
is home to Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal,
and Longboard Magazine, with Surfer Magazine
just up the freeway in San Juan Capistrano.
The city has a large concentration of surfboard
shapers and manufacturers. Additionally, many
world renowned surfers were raised in San Clemente
or took up long-term residence in town, including
Hobie Alter, Jr., Shane Beschen, Gavin Beschen,
Matt Archbold, Christian Fletcher, Mike Parsons
(originally from Laguna Beach), Colin McPhillips,
Rocky Sabo, Colleen Mehlberg, Greg Long, Dino
Andino, Chris Ward, and many, many others. San
Clemente High School has won 6 out of 7 most
recent NSSA national surfing titles.
The city is served by Capistrano Unified School
District. Within the city, there are 5 elementary
schools, 3 middle schools, and 1 high school.
Elementary Schools: Concordia Elementary, Truman
Benedict, Vista Del Mar, Las Palmas, and Lobo
Elementary. Middle Schools: Bernice Ayer, Shorecliffs,
and Vista Del Mar. High Schools: San Clemente
High San Clemente High School is the only high
school in San Clemente. Ranked in the top 1.3%
of schools nationwide, San Clemente also has
an IB (International Baccalaureate) Program,
a vast number of AP Courses. The music program
also boasts a nationally recognized Vocal Arts
Program with award-winning Madrigals, Women's
Ensemble, and A Cappella choirs. San Clemente's
IB students rank in the top 3% of the World
for their IB scores and the program has expanded
vastly in the past few years under the direction
of Patrick Harris and Kathleen Sigafoos, the
IB Coordinators of the School.
of San Clemente official website
San Clemente Sun Post News, the town's oldest
Clemente Times community newspaper
Orange County is a county in Southern California, United
States. Its county seat is Santa Ana. According to the
2000 Census, its population was 2,846,289, making it
the second most populous county in the state of California,
and the fifth most populous in the United States. The
state of California estimates its population as of 2007
to be 3,098,121 people, dropping its rank to third,
behind San Diego County. Thirty-four incorporated cities
are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo.
Unlike many other large centers of population in the
United States, Orange County uses its county name as
its source of identification whereas other places in
the country are identified by the large city that is
closest to them. This is because there is no defined
center to Orange County like there is in other areas
which have one distinct large city. Five Orange County
cities have populations exceeding 170,000 while no cities
in the county have populations surpassing 360,000. Seven
of these cities are among the 200 largest cities in
the United States.
Orange County is also famous as a tourist destination,
as the county is home to such attractions as Disneyland
and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as sandy beaches for
swimming and surfing, yacht harbors for sailing and
pleasure boating, and extensive area devoted to parks
and open space for golf, tennis, hiking, kayaking, cycling,
skateboarding, and other outdoor recreation. It is at
the center of Southern California's Tech Coast, with
Irvine being the primary business hub.
The average price of a home in Orange County is $541,000.
Orange County is the home of a vast number of major
industries and service organizations. As an integral
part of the second largest market in America, this highly
diversified region has become a Mecca for talented individuals
in virtually every field imaginable. Indeed the colorful
pageant of human history continues to unfold here; for
perhaps in no other place on earth is there an environment
more conducive to innovative thinking, creativity and
growth than this exciting, sun bathed valley stretching
between the mountains and the sea in Orange County.
Orange County was Created March 11 1889, from part of
Los Angeles County, and, according to tradition, so
named because of the flourishing orange culture. Orange,
however, was and is a commonplace name in the United
States, used originally in honor of the Prince of Orange,
son-in-law of King George II of England.
March 11, 1889
* Congressional: 38th-40th, 42nd & 43
* California Senate: 31st-33rd, 35th & 37
* California Assembly: 58th, 64th, 67th, 69th, 72nd
County Seat: Santa Ana
Robert E. Thomas Hall of Administration
10 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor, Santa Ana 92701
Telephone: (714)834-2345 Fax: (714)834-3098
County Government Website: http://www.oc.ca.gov
CITIES OF ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA:
communities Some of the communities that exist
within city limits are listed below:
* Anaheim Hills, Anaheim * Balboa Island, Newport
Beach * Corona del Mar, Newport Beach * Crystal
Cove/Pelican Hill, Newport Beach * Capistrano
Beach, Dana Point * El Modena, Orange * French
Park, Santa Ana * Floral Park, Santa Ana * Foothill
Ranch, Lake Forest * Monarch Beach, Dana Point
* Nellie Gail, Laguna Hills * Northwood, Irvine
* Woodbridge, Irvine * Newport Coast, Newport
Beach * Olive, Orange * Portola Hills, Lake Forest
* San Joaquin Hills, Laguna Niguel * San Joaquin
Hills, Newport Beach * Santa Ana Heights, Newport
Beach * Tustin Ranch, Tustin * Talega, San Clemente
* West Garden Grove, Garden Grove * Yorba Hills,
Yorba Linda * Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa
Unincorporated communities These communities
are outside of the city limits in unincorporated
county territory: * Coto de Caza * El Modena
* Ladera Ranch * Las Flores * Midway City * Orange
Park Acres * Rossmoor * Silverado Canyon * Sunset
Beach * Surfside * Trabuco Canyon * Tustin Foothills
Adjacent counties to Orange County Are:
* Los Angeles County, California - north, west
* San Bernardino County, California - northeast
* Riverside County, California - east * San Diego
County, California - southeast
County is home to many colleges and universities,
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and receives visitors from the following cities and
Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Buena Park,
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Harbour, Irvine, La Habra, La Habra Heights, La Palma,
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Viejo, Modjeska Canyon, Monarch Beach, Newport Beach,
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Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rossmoor,
San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach,
Silverado Canyon, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco
Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Wagon Wheel, Westminster,
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