The Bierschenke Blog

O Tannenbaum, OTannenbaum

Though the words of the traditional carol refer to the fir tree, die Tanne, rather than to a Christmas tree, der Weihnachtsbaum, both the carol and the tree to which it refers are now an integral part of Christmas across the western world.

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Oktoberfest in London

Oktoberfest is the biggest Volksfest in the world but in the last few years its reach has extended far beyond Bavaria and it is now firmly established in London with any number of pop-up events cashing in on the Capital’s desire for a good party. However, amongst the...

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Bierschenke Oktoberfest/Queer-Schenke Oktoberfest

The latest incarnation of this great party!“Another thing that I love about Bierschenke is that they’re passionate about fostering a sense of community. Aside from live music events and pubquizzes, they’ve also held fundraising events for mental health charities, and...

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Maitanz

May has always had a special place in the calendar. The Romans celebrated Floralia in May, a festival to Flora, the goddess of Spring and flowers and since those early, pagan times, most Northern European cultures have celebrated May Day and the coming of the warmer...

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Bavarians First!

Many Bavarians would consider themselves Bavarians first and Germans second. Respect for tradition and the observance of cultural institutions remain significant features of Bavarian life and to understand this sense of identity, we have to understand the history of...

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The Fifth Season – Karneval

The Fifth Season - Karneval Carnival is a Catholic tradition, celebrated almost exclusively in those countries or regions with a strong Catholic heritage but in Germany, Karneval, also known as the Fifth Season, is also celebrated in some Protestant regions, notably...

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Rauhnacht in Bavaria

Rauhnacht is a very old Bavarian tradition, first documented in 1725, but is very much still alive, particularly in Lower Bavaria. Rauhnacht is the period between the winter solstice on 21st December and the Feast of the Epiphany on the 6th January, when the Devil and...

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Let us spoil you this Christmas!

We thought we’d give our regular customers, a little heads-up. We have planned a magical Christmas at Bierschenke but with the available dates filling up quickly, if you are planning to visit us, you need to book early. Please contact our dedicated Events Team for...

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Oktoberfest beer at Bierschenke’s

There is no need to travel all the way to Germany to enjoy the most popular Oktoberfest beers. Hacker-Pschorr, Paulaner and Augustiner will be available during the Oktoberfest. You will also be able to enjoy the traditions of Bavarian craft brewing with our four...

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