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Experience Cincinnati Like a German

Cincinnati USA is a place with a longstanding German heritage. Experience Cincinnati's German beer and restaurants as well as the traditional costume and shoe stores. Join in a guided tour in German-oriented neighborhoods and explore the typical German way of living.

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In Cincinnati USA you’ll find many restaurants with German cuisine. Wertheim Restaurant and the Hofbräuhaus both serve typical German specialties — meat with dumplings and different delicious soups. Or for German dessert, try Servatii Pastry Shop with super cream puffs and delicious pretzels. Other places include: Steinhaus restaurant and Wunderbar restaurant.

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Germans love their beer. So does Cincinnati. Check out some of our many breweries and bars. Rhinegeist Brewery in downtown' Over-the-Rhine offers tasting room hours and Mecklenburg Gardens offers imported German beer like Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse. Located in Covington' MainStrasse Village, Strasse Haus has live music and entertainment in a German surrounding.

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The largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich takes place in the heart of downtown Cincinnati — Oktoberfest Zinzinnati! Oktoberfestzinzinnati.com And one event isn’t enough. From August until October, many smaller Oktoberfests take place throughout the region including Oktoberfest in the MainStrasse Village in Covington.

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If you don’t have the right gear for Oktoberfest yet, make sure to stop by the German retail “Wiesnkoenig” in the Christian Moerlein Brewery, which sells Dirndl and Lederhosen, the traditional Bavarian costumes. The SHOE HAUS, located in the Carew Tower Building, sells German shoes which are known for their long-lasting quality.

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Want more Cincinnati German history? Visit the German Heritage Museum which focuses on representing the long history of German-Americans in the Cincinnati area. Or, take an expert guided German Heritage Tour where you can choose between carriage or walking tours as well as a tour spoken in English or in German.

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German-oriented neighborhoods

Over-The-Rhine, one of the most famous districts in Cincinnati, was once home to many German immigrants. Its name refers to the second largest river in Germany – the Rhine. It was built in the nineteenth century during a period of extensive German immigration because the geographical look of Cincinnati is similar to German geographical areas.

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