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Traditional Weißwurstfrühstück 2017


To kick off the year in style, the Munich Oxford Society once again – for the fourth year running – teamed up with the local LSE Alumni chapter for the traditional joint Weißwurstfrühstück, a brunch consisting of Bavarian ‘white sausages’, pretzels and wheat beer. For the second time, we gathered at Donisl, a recently-refurbished beer hall on Marienplatz, the city’s main square, with a history stretching back to 1315, which provided a very adequate setting. Old friendships were renewed and new ones formed, and after an extensive brunch, a part of the group embarked on a stroll through the Englische Garten, Munich’s largest park, to walk off some of the calories consumed earlier.

O’zapft it was

Last Wednesday, 24 September, the Oxford Alumni of Bavaria and their guests once more gathered for a joint Oktoberfest Outing. The record number of four big Oktoberfest tables was fully booked by members in no time and the crew was happy that quite a few new members and guests from Oxford made it also.

The Armbrustschützenzelt (lit. crossbowmen’s tent) is one of the most traditional tents, in which a part the German crossbow championships is held every year. As one might have expected, the alumni opted for somewhat more peaceful and less dangerous (in particular after a few Mass) pastimes, and made liberal use of the nigh on endless supply of Märzen beer, balancing their intake with hearty portions of Bavarian fare.

A lot of fun was had by all involved, and after a few hours, remaining seated was simply not an option, as the brass band played classics of questionable musical, but certainly considerable entertainment value. When our tent closed at 10:30pm, we were greeted with torrential rain showers more reminiscent of England than of Bavaria, but that did little to reduce the experience.