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Here for the Beer?

Here for the Beer?

Photo: Düsseldorf’s ‘Altstadt’, the old part of town, is also known as the world’s largest bar counter (credit: Oliver Franke)

Visitors to Germany not only enjoy the local history and culture, they also seek out the traditional – and what could be more authentic than German beer?

The German beer purity law of 1516 states that only water, malt, hops and yeast may be used, so the true connoisseur will always choose the local brew.

More on Germany’s beer purity can be found here: www.germany.travel/en/towns-cities-culture/traditions-and-customs/german-beer-purity-law.html

Or watch the video following one man’s search for the perfect pint: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssgs1yPdKh8

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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