9 of the best European beer destinations (that aren’t Munich)
For much of the past couple of years, one of life’s greatest pleasures was pulled out from under us. We’re talking about going to the pub: meeting friends after work and downing tall pints of beer. It’s not just a pastime: it’s a lifestyle. Some call Munich the beer capital of the world. This year, the city’s legendary Oktoberfest is back for the first time since 2019, and many of its sessions are already booked out. But fear not: if you’re late to the party (or, for that matter, if you’ve just got a real thing against lederhosen), there are plenty of other great beer cities and destinations that might not be on your radar yet.RECOMMENDED: The cheapest cities in the world for a pint of beer From beer deliveries in Bern and the burgeoning craft-beer neighbourhood of Gothenburg to self-guided beer tours on Greek islands, here are some seriously underrated alternatives to Munich’s Oktoberfest. Don’t tell Germany, but if you’re looking for Europe’s best beer, these are the places to go.