Daily Photo: Zum Haxnwirt

picturesWhile in Germany, I wanted to enjoy some of that Bavarian culture we know from Oktoberfest. At Zum Haxnwirt, it's all about the beer and huge hunks of pork.

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I sense wild boars were captured on the streets of Berlin and baked into schweinshaxe for my benefit. The knuckle of pork on my plate was absolutely massive. I think I ate this guy.

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Oh... and they sold these out of a vending machine.

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Mike from Lowville

Bier-und Schweinefleisch, ist es der Himmel auf Erden.

January 7, 2012 @ 11:22 AM

Ryan G

Mike, I was at that place when I did the european backpacking thing in 1991. I left my umbrella there. Please have a look for it. I think it's somewhere near the back, by the bathrooms.

Appreciate it.

January 7, 2012 @ 2:03 PM

Bad Idea

When I was much younger cigarettes used to be sold out of vending machines here too. Bad idea.

January 7, 2012 @ 7:36 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I too remember the cigarette vending machines, but it's been a while...

I think they disappeared in the late 80s.

January 8, 2012 @ 12:21 AM


I always think of huge mugs of beer and pork sausages when I think of Octoberfest or Germany. Hmmm, I need to go there someday.
Nice pig!

January 8, 2012 @ 2:47 AM


The cigarette machines disappeared in the 90s. I think around the same time the 15-pack of cigarettes were pulled.

January 8, 2012 @ 9:09 AM

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