July 12, 2012

Czech Beer Festival in Stockholm

Swedish beer is delicious, but even I have to admit that nothing beats beer from the Czech Republic (birthplace of the pilsner beer)! You can decide yourself by visiting the Czech Culture & Beer Festival going on all this week (July 10th to 15th) at Kungsträdgården park, located in downtown Stockholm. This is a small traveling festival, going around the world to promote Czech culture and tourism. Great idea, in my book!
A delicious half-liter glass of Lobkowicz
The tent is open from 11am to midnight each day. Inside the tent you buy tokens (tolars) which you then use to purchase your meal/drink at the table from waitresses in traditional dress. They have a variety of beers (light, lager, semi-dark, wheat, etc;) to choose from from different breweries. I liked the fact that, instead of the well known Czech breweries, they featured lesser known ones like Granat, Lobkowicz, Démon, Platan & Jezek. They also serve great Czech cuisine like sausage, duck, dumplings and gulasch. They have live music as well to really give you that Czech feeling! There will also be a Street Festival this weekend (July 13th to 15th) in Kungsträdgården with street performers from around the world... so lots going on there this weekend. The best way to get to the festival from the Rival Hotel is either to walk (25 minutes through Gamla Stan) or by taking either bus 43 or 55.
Waitresses in coloful, traditional outfits
Not in Stockholm this weekend? Click here for a calendar of summer festivals and events!

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