One of my favorite nights of 2011 thus far…

Thursday, July 28, 2011

…and the hardest I’ve laughed in a long, long time.

Berg, which is a bierfest that takes place in Erlangen (where I lived!), was even better than Oktoberfest.  I didn’t particularly care for Oktoberfest, it being insanely overcrowded and, if we’re being honest, downright frightening at times, so Berg was the perfect, low-key alternative for me.  I went with my fellow Franken Fulbrighters and, as we arrived a bit early, we were able to claim the perfect table in one of the outdoor biergartens – conveniently situated within earshot of the German band playing American oldies (our favorites being John Denver’s ‘Country Road’, The Stealer’s Wheel ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’ and Van Morrison’s ‘Brown Eyed Girl’).

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….because sometimes you just wanna eat a giant pretzel, you know?

top and bottom photos courtesy of emily!

18 comments:

Pretzel Thief said...

WHOA, that is one miiiiighty big pretzel! My best friend (and maid of honour) is currently in München and loving it...AAAND the pretzels and the beer. Pardon me, BIER. Hee!

I can only imagine how crazy Oktoberfest must get so Berg would've been the perfect antidote to all that.

Also, I can never tire of Van's Brown Eyed Girl. It doesn't matter that I've heard it umpteen times and it's overplayed in movies. I still love it something fierce.

debbiecutieface said...

sounds like a good time! HAH, and that pretzel. Geez.

kimberly rae said...

looks adorable!! love the mugs (?! is that what they're called? lol) and giant pretzels! yummmm!!

Inessa said...

yum I love pretzels and this does look and sound like a far better time than Oktoberfest indeed!

nova said...

Give me enough beer and I will eat a pretzel that size. I swear. I think I would like that more than Oktoberfest too. Fun!

Brissa said...

that pretzel could feed a person for weeks!!

Tucker said...

those beer mugs! i love. beer fest anywhere i am down.

LEAH said...

I've heard all about those gigantic pretzels... Looks so good!

Jan said...

Biggest pretzel I've ever seen!! Those fulbright friends look like so much fun!!

ashley // chasing heartbeats said...

oh the glory of german cover bands! I definitely agree that the smaller fests are much more fun than Oktoberfest, we have one in Stuttgart that has all the good parts, without the hoards of drunken tourists. looks like a fun time!

Alex said...

I am all about this beer fest [but I'd be drinking radler, obvi].

Julie said...

This is so weird!! In your last post about Emily, I thought she looked SO familiar but had no idea how I recognized her. Then today I clicked on her link and turns out we went to college together at UGA! Never had this happen before in the blogworld! :)

Abby said...

that pretzel is huge!!!

Newlymeds said...

Looks like you are having quite the adventure! Looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

horizontal stripes, no surprise there!

xoxo jen

mir. said...

I went to this when I studied abroad in Eichstaett in 2006--SO much fun!

ladylyles said...

this is probably the post that made david fall in love with you

Kayla said...

Oh goodness, got to love Bavaria!
Now I want a Butterbretzel