Strong Beer Time (Starkbierzeit)

A traditional serving of the strong beers of spring in Munich

This is now treated as the opener of the year's drinking season amongst the Bavarian locals. Not on the same scale the massive Oktoberfest, the Starkbierfest is less crowded and more intimate, but still just as full of beer and cheer.


The official opening, with many prominent guests takes place when the first barrel is tapped in the restaurant Paulaner Wirtshaus on the Nockherberg. The strong beer (with some such as 'Doppelbocks' having an ABV of over 7%!) served during this two-week period around 19th March is actually only served during the festival period and therefore its worth visiting just to get a taste.

Location map

Map showing the location of Strong Beer Time (Starkbierzeit)


Visitor information table

CityMunich
CountryGermany
AddressStarting at Paulaner Keller, Hochstrasse 77, 81541 Munich
Telephone+49 (0)89 233 96 500
Dates March
Websitewww.muenchen.de/Rathaus/tourist_office/veranst/148471/Starkbierzeit.html

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