Guinness brewery

Old barrels at Guinness brewery in Dublin.

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Guinness brewery at St. James Gate brewery in Dublin was founded in 1759 by Arthur Guinness.
Although it is not the largest brewery in the world anymore it’s still the largest brewer of stout.

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The best known brew is Guinness Draught. A dark, ruby-red stout with flavors of malt, coffee and chocolate and it’s typical creamy foam.

Whenever you are in Dublin take your time to visit the Guinness brewery. You’ll learn a lot about brewing and the ingredients, for Guinness in specific of course. They will give you tips how to drink a Guinness the best way, to taste all of the flavors.
If you want you can learn to pour your own perfect pint of Guinness and get a certificate for it.
At the end redeem your entrance-voucher for a fresh poured pint at Gravity bar. The bar is located on the 7th floor with a great view over Dublin and the Wicklow mountains.

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The full Irish breakfast

An old motto says: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper. It means it is wise to start your day with a large cooked breakfast. Such a motto could very much be applied to the traditional full Irish breakfast.

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A large cooked breakfast of meat (sausages, bacon and black and white puddings), eggs, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms all fried in creamery butter. It is served with homemade Irish soda or brown bread or toast.
A strong cup of breakfast tea is perfect to wash down your full Irish.
This meal was traditionally concocted to prepare one for a full days heavy work outside on cold winter days. Today it’s served in many pubs as a all-day-breakfast also after official breakfast times.

Bavarian setup for 2

Whenever you are at Munich International Airport and feel for typical Bavarian food you have to go to “Airbräu”.

In this case it’s a variation of crispy duck, suckling pig roast and pork neck with crackling on top of Sauerkraut and red cabbage. It comes with bread dumplings and potato dumplings.
To wash it down they serve you 1 liter of their home brewed beer.

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“Airbräu” is a quite typical Bavarian restaurant with own brewery. You get all of the meat dishes you expect from Bavarian restaurants but also a great variation of tasteful vegetarian dishes. And of course little snacks,  in Bavaria they are called “Brotzeiten”.  If you are not so hungry you have to try a “Obatzda” at least. It’s a creamy camembert cheese, mixed up with bell pepper powder and onions.

“Airbräu” is located between T1 and T2 with a huge beer garden. As there is a roof between the terminals the beer garden can also be used on rainy days.

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge is one of the best known cabarets in the world.
It is located next to Montmartre in the Pigalle district.
The cabaret is named after the red windmill on the roof.

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Moulin Rouge is the spiritual birthplace of the modern Can-Can  dance.

Today, Moulin Rouge is one of Paris’s best known tourist attractions that offers musical dance entertainment.

Louvre Pyramid

Pyramide du Louvre

Louvre Pyramid is the largest of four pyramids made of glass and metal in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace.

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Completed in 1989 it now serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.

It’s a well-known landmark of Paris.

French breakfast

A French breakfast isn’t that big.  Mostly you’ll just have a Café au lait and a croissant.

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This couple you get in every bakery or bistro.

If you are lucky and it’s sunny and warm enough you can enjoy the breakfast on a terrace and watch people passing by.

Notre Dame

Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris

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In 1163 they started to build one of   the most well-known church buildings in the world.
Notre Dame cathedral.
It was completed in 1345 and is located on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité.

The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

And for sure it’s one of the most impressive landmarks in Paris.