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Move Over Munich! Berlin Now Boasts Europe's Biggest Beer Hall

Weißwurst, yodeling, glockenspiel: Berliners are suckers for all things Bavarian. And now they can drink and sway to their hearts delight in what is being dubbed the biggest beer hall in Europe. The 6,000 square-foot Hofbräu Berlin may be the biggest such

Bottoms up!
Bottoms up!
Boris Herrmann

BERLIN -- It took a semitrailer from Munich to get it all here – the little white and blue flags, the right napkins and cotton print fabric and decorative garlands, lederhosen of course, and last but not least, pictures of Aloisius, the iconic Hofbräu angel. In short, everything needed to make the place gemütlich, welcoming.

With 20 tons of "traditional Bavarian decorations' now in place, the moment many Berliners have been waiting for is finally here: the grand opening of what is supposedly the biggest beer hall in all of Europe. (And the world?) The larger-than-life drinking establishment, which opens its doors Friday, Nov. 4, was originally going to be called the Hofbräuhaus. But the famous Munich original threw a legal spanner in the works. The sign over the door instead reads: Hofbräu Berlin.

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