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Germans Love Drinking Beer

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Saturday 3rd September - Cologne

What is it about the Germans and their beer, how is it that the Germans have licence to drink everywhere and I mean everywhere. In the park on the metro, on the bus in the street, not that I am complaining of course, I remember when drinking on streets didn’t quite warrant an ever so polite word from a terribly P.C. conscious Community Officer.

And if I fancied it over here I can just leave those empty bottles on the street with all of those other empties over near the outside cigarette vending machine, some vagabond will come right along and collect and claim the 8 cents back for the bottle, what a nice little set up. Only it’s not just the beer, it’s the cigarettes, in the underground in the pubs and in the clubs. If a German wants to drink and smoke then it shall happen.
A group of 1000 drinkers congregate in Brusselerplatz in Cologne every night. The Church grounds are protected from the winds which are broken by the natural shelter of the residential properties which surround the park. Residents come out and drink in their pyjamas, locals bring out instruments and play to each other. A couple celebrating their wedding anniversary pop open a bottle of Champagne whilst a young trendy parks his bike and sits with his teenage mates drinking beer. At about 1am the crowd disperse slightly, a few drops of rain interrupt play, maybe it’s about the right time to move on to a bar perhaps, ok, well not for some who are prepared to sit around until it passes. No police, no arguing and all very civil?

Should we take a few tips from the Germans do you think? The largest economy in Europe must be doing something right.

Britain has become an Orwellian Society that needs to let go.
Bring back street drinking, Public Park Partying and hell why not start smoking in pubs again? There is a small cost though. The population of tattooed men with long hair, tired facial hair with knitted woollen jumpers and golden Labradors would climb. But I would rather have a social outcast wearing C&A who picks up my beer bottles than one who wears Henry Lloyd who would smash it over my head.

Article By David Beattie of Rounton Coffee

Posted by beatski 15:14 Archived in Germany Tagged beer germany police drinking germans cologne george smoking orwell

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Sounds great, would be even better if you had some pics to go with these posts but the descriptions are really good. ive been to germany many times and yeah i think we can learn a few things, it seems more social over there somehow?

by Martin

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