Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gotta love Munich

Only in Europe, and more specifically, only in beer-crazy Munich would you find beer in vending machines. Sure, it’s at a premium (an extra .20), but that’s only because you can buy it during all those non-business hours. Most of Munich shops close by 8 pm, nothing is opened Sunday (with the exception of gas stations) and the local drink markets often close by 2 on Saturdays – which last time I checked was a heavy consumption day. So if you are not one for planning ahead, just make sure you have lots and lots of coins handy.

3 comments:

headbang8 said...

Troy, let me be the first in what I am sure will be a deluge of corrections.

Japan has more beer vending machines than you can shake a stick at. Some of them even sell bottles of scotch (though admittedly, rather bad scotch).

(Let's not get into the other things that you can buy from Japanese vending machines.)

That said, beer is teh lifebolood of this fair city, and you can buy it almost anywhere. Including those 24 hour gas stations, which is a tad dangerous, no?

Troy said...

You are so right, and given this I think I will relabel this post as "Never in the US" the driest country in the world. Thanks for the comment.

Juddie said...

Ahhhh - memories of heading down to the street corner vending machines in Japan to buy a bottle of wine, beer (even in small kegs!) or hot soup in winter.... Cigarettes are also widely available from vending machines in Japan.

I didn't see any beer vending machines in Germany, but I'm sure it is delicious! Thank you for sharing!