The Old Germany flag is a perfect addition to your patio, bar, or for decoration at German beer party.
- Dimensions: 3' x 5'
- Material: 100% Polyester
- Strong polyester header
- 2 brass grommets for easy mounting
- Suitable for both outdoor and indoor use
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Beer gardens in Germany developed in Bavaria in the 19th century, during which dark lager beer was predominant. According to a decree by King Ludwig I, this had to be brewed during the cold months, since the fermentation had to take place at temperatures between four and eight degrees Celsius. In order to provide this beer during the summer, large breweries dug beer cellars in the banks of the river Isar, which allowed them to keep the beer cool. In order to further reduce the cellar temperature, the banks were covered in gravel and chestnut trees were planted, since their leaves provided good shade in summer.Soon after, the beer cellars were used not only to store but also to serve the beer. Simple tables and benches were set up among the trees, and soon the beer gardens were a popular venue for the citizens of Munich. This aggrieved the smaller breweries that remained in Munich. In order to prevent the further loss of customers, they petitioned Ludwig I to forbid that the beer cellars surrounding Munich to serve food. Thus, the patrons were allowed to bring their own food.
This decree is no longer in force, and many beer gardens do serve food today. But according to the Bayerische Biergartenverordnung (Bavarian beer garden decree) beer gardens still have to allow their patrons to bring their own food. Moreover it is common to people, that they are allowed to bring their own food to a Biergarten. The Innkeeper accepts this.
The latter beer gardens are called traditional beer gardens. In summer, these can be a convenient way of eating out under chestnut trees in the shade, avoiding restaurants in the upscale city of Munich and [Bavaria]. Theay have become an important part of life for many citizens. The Biergrten in bavaria usually serve common bavarian cuisine as Radi (Radish), Brezen, and Obatzda. If one chooses to buy food on site, another classic are Hoibe Hendl (half a grilled chicken), Hax'n (knuckle of pork) or even *Steckerlfisch.
The largest traditional beer garden in the world is the Hirschgarten in Munich (8000 seats), still offering a small deer park.
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