Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Munich
Munich is one of Germany’s most popular destinations, especially during the Oktoberfest. It’s famous for its reach history, FC Bayern football team, beer and much more, which you will discover in our article about the most interesting fun facts Munich.
#1 In Munich they take beer very seriously – PROST!
Beer is considered as a food in Bavaria, officially. In Munich there are over 60 beer gardens where you can enjoy cold beer during warm weather. There are 6 major breweries: Augustiner Bräu, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Hacker-Pschorr Bräu, Spaten-Franziskaner Bräu, and Paulaner Brauerei. Visit at least one of them, it’s a must.
#2 The largest beer festival in the world
As you already know in Munich there is a yearly festival dedicated to beer and beer only, the famous Oktoberfest. Which is actually held in September and ends the first weekend in October.
But you probably didn’t know that Einstein once worked at Oktoberfest. In 1896, 17-year-old Einstein was installing the lights at the Schottenhammel tent.
Also, be careful with the escalators during Oktoberfest, they actually pick up the speed. To manage huge crowds during Oktoberfest they reset the escalator speed, so visitors can get quicker from A to B.
#3 Yes, you can surf in Munich
In the middle of Munich, flows the Eisbach, a side arm of the Isar River that runs through the beautiful park English Garden. Every day, river shredders line up to surf on this ice-cold wave. In a case surfing is not for you, stick around the English Garden, there is a lot to explore there.
#4 BMW’s Hometown
Munich is the birthplace of one of the most famous car brands, BMW – which stands for “Bayerische Motoren Werke”, or Bavarian Motor Factories. You can even visit their museum at the headquarters (they have their own postal code), learn about the history of the company, check out retro models, but also learn about future projects.
#5 The hill in Olympiapark is made of rubble left over from WWII
Many visitors are climbing the Olympiaberg, to enjoy a 360-degree view, that even extend to the Alps on a clear day. But not so many know the history behind the Olympiaberg. Between 1948 to 1957, Munich’s Olympiaberg was actually created out of rubble left behind from WWII.
#6 Play-Doh was invented in Munich
Pharmacist Franz Kolb plasticine invention was intended for his artist friends, who had problems using modeling clay during cold months for their work. Today plasticine, a Play-Do, is the most famous modeling toy!
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