The holiday town where Oktoberfest never ends – with £1.40 beers and £30 flights | The Sun

A SMALL European holiday city has been described as being like Oktoberfest every single day.

The German beer festival is traditionally celebrated every September, but in one place, the festivities never seem to stop.

Bremen is situated in the north of Germany, close to Hamburg and Hanover, and has beer halls that rival the best in the country, including the Schüttinger Gasthausbrauerei.

Visitors have described it on TripAdvisor as a "very authentic" experience and said that even on a Tuesday "the atmosphere was lively with customers singing local songs together".

Others have had similar experiences in the town too, with Stuff NZ describing an afternoon meal as being similar to a beer fest.

They wrote: "The cellars are full of locals clanking cutlery and drinking wine as if in the midst of a mini-Oktoberfest, but this is just regular lunchtime in Bremen.

Read More on European Holidays

Best seaside destinations in Europe with pink sand

I went to holiday park near Disneyland Paris – it has attraction kids will love

"Fat-bellied wooden barrels hold thousands of litres of wine. Wooden tables that fit families of 20 are worn to a century-old sheen. Waitresses have bulging triceps from hefting tankards the size of buckets."

They were talking about the town's Ratskeller – an historical restaurant beneath the town hall that is more than 600 years old and boasts more than 650 German wines.

Guests sit in the grand hall among ornate wine barrels and columns and glug their tipple of choice while eating traditional German food.

One visitor said: We had lunch in here and it was great. It’s a very traditional cellar of the Rathaus in Bremen, with arched ceilings, beautiful decorated beer barrels (around 10ft High).

Most read in News Travel


Holidaymakers are raving about a £20 travel item – & it fits in hand luggage


We've discovered the world's most beautiful McDonald's – and fans are obsessed


Best seaside destinations in Europe with pink sand


Inside the UK seaside town with the best B&B in the world

"Huge beers too, in a pilsner and a wheat beer. It’s very cool, and we’d recommend it."

According to travel site Hikers Bay, a bottle of beer in the city costs around £1.40, meaning a night out won't set you back too much.

However, there's much more to Bremen than drinking beer and eating German sausages.

The quaint streets of the Schnoor Quarter and the historic gabled houses overlooking the town's Marktplatz, or town square, provide amazing photogenic backdrops, as well as shopping opportunities.

According to The Crazy Tourist, the city is "full of pretty timber-framed houses from the 1400s and 1500s, now occupied by restaurants, galleries, cafes and handicraft shops for souvenirs".

It's also a great place to take kids, with places like the Universum, an interactive science centre, and the Bürgerpark, a 200-hectare park containing sheep, goats, pigs, wild boars, alpacas, guinea pigs and deer, perfect for entertaining youngsters.

The city also has a beloved windmill known as 'Mühle am Wall' or Mill on the Wall. It sits on a small grassy hill, where bright flowers bloom in the summer.

It has its own restaurant, with a terrace and is one of the city's most famous attractions.

Getting to Bremen from the UK is pretty easy, with Ryanair offering return flights from Stansted for less than £30.

The flight takes just 1 hour 20 minutes as well, so you'll be there pretty quickly.

A night in the city can be booked from £19pp per night.

Read More on The Sun

Holly Willoughby pictured arriving at ITV for first This Morning since Phil exit

BGT fans shocked as live audience ‘boo’ judge within seconds of final starting

Meanwhile, these are the top 25 holiday destinations in Europe that Brits are hoping to visit in 2023.

And this undiscovered holiday spot has surged in popularity because of its cheap beer, flights and accommodation.

Source: Read Full Article

Previous post Urgent holiday warning as Brits face huge fines for an easy mistake walking around Majorca | The Sun
Next post 'Careless' Matt Hancock ordered to apologise to the Commons