Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oktoberfest in May


Just in case you can’t wait for Oktoberfest, you can get your mini-fix at the Lowenbrau Keller’s Night of Tracht. If you are not familiar, Tracht of course is the traditional Bavarian outfit. Although it is often associated with German outfits, it is something very specific to Bavaria and Austria. It was originally worn by farmers and peasants, and now is synonymous with Oktoberfest. The Lowenbrau Keller is one of my favorite outdoor beer gardens (although our experience eating in the restaurant was not as positive), especially for big events like football matches. if you get the chance, pick up a world cup match there with friends. This is truly a unique Munich experience.

1 comment:

Bill said...

Don't forget the Tracht also features very strongly in Swiss culture not only in the German part but also in the French and Italian regions of the country.