Ticket giveaway: Germanfest

September 28, 2011
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This year’s Original & Fabulous Germanfest at the Athenaeum features music on two stages, lots of food and drink and, of course, Wiener dog races.


Get more info here, then enter below to win passes for two, plus drink tickets.

Just name your favorite German person, place or thing. I’ll pick winners at random.

  • German Food
    I really enjoy a good German Fest. My favorite German is my grandfather -- he came over from Germany many yrs ago when he was a young boy. Favorite German place: the Weihenstephan brewery near Munich -- the world's oldest brewery.
  • German Sausage
    My favorite German thing is German sausage . . . of any kind.
  • Beer!
    German beer!
  • Favorite German thing
    My favorite thing about Germany is the fact that David Hasslehoff is a huge star over there!
  • Tickets to Germanfest
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Favorite German Place
      The Athenaeum. Real Germany, real close. From my Grandparents as charter members to drinking beer at the Rathskellar and karneval.
    • The Food
      I enjoyed everything from jagerschnitzel to pommes frites with mayo.
    • Spicy Mustard
      Didn't study German, have not visited Germany, but knowing the ins and outs of The Rathskeller makes me feel like I can choose the spicy mustard as a German fave. And how about those jalapeno poppers?
    • Favorite German thing
      I, too, have to go with my grandmother, mother's side, as my favorite German person. She talked a bit "dutchy."
    • Bier
    • favorite german place
      My favorite German Place is the Rathskeller.
      We had our wedding reception there and it will always be a great memory for us.
    • German
      German potato salad -- Yum!
    • Fav German
      My favorite German? My mother, who came to America when she was 13 with her 5 brothers and sister.
    • favorite german
      Hot German Potato Salad - very yummy!
    • German
      I love German mustard - especially when served with German sausages, German pretzels, and German beer!
    • Favorite German?
      In tribute, our German Shepherd: Archbishop Daniel Buechlein
    • German Person
      Sargent Schultz
    • Favorite German Thing
      Hot Pretzels with mustard!
    • GermanFest
      my husband is part German, so he gets my nod for favorite German person. Thx!
    • Germany!! Free tix!!! Me??
      My favorite German thing is a large Spaten Optimator from the Rath, cause if you get a small you're only cheating yourself and your wallet.
    • German Uncle
      A favorite German is my uncle who has become an awesome artist and still creates kinetic sculptures that amaze me.
    • favorite German
      My favorite German city is Munich, where Octoberfest originates, right?
    • Sauerkraut!
      the best accompaniment EVER!!!
    • Place
      A little German town in Michigan. Frankenmuth
    • Albrecht Durer
      My favorite German is the artist Albrecht Durer. He painted with more realistic detail than anyone before him. Check out what I mean here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/Durer_selfporitrait.jpg
    • My husband's German
      My favorite German would have to be my husband, who has German ancestry. I love the way he makes me laugh, especially when he's trying to remember his German from high school. He only remembers a phrase that has something to do with 'overshoes'!
    • Favorite German(s)
      1 - the Frankenberry monster
      2 - Col. Klink
    • German
    • Hon. Mention
      The Scorpions and Rammstein
    • German
    • German
      My grandfather.
    • Favorite German Thing
      German Women. Blonde german women to be more specific.
    • German fave
      Opel cars
    • Fav Germ
    • Dirk, Nothing, and Salvatpr
      Person...Dirk Nowitski, who led the Mavs to the NBA title against the evil Miami Heat. Place...where the Berlin wall used to stand, the symbol of the Iron Curtain gone.
      Thing...Double Bock style of Beer, Paulaner Salvator in particular, though several German brewerys make a great ones (the Rathskellar has Spaten Optimator on draft). Good stuff. They make great cars too...
    • German Fest
      I love Berlin!
    • German Person
      100% would have to be my Mother!!
    • Germanfest
      Favorite German city: Munich
    • last names
      My last name is Spitznogle. My mom's maiden name is Gremelspacher. 'Nuff said.
    • Favorite German Thing
      German potato salad
    • Favorite German place
      Mensfelden, Germany, where my family is from and which looks like my southern Indiana hometown, only with better beer.
    • Favorite German
      Favorite place - Rathskeller
    • Fav German Thing
      The blackforest cake from Heidleburg Bakery on Pentleton Pike. Ummmmmmm!
    • Neuschwanstein
      the castle Neuschwanstein
    • Hofbrauhaus
      The Hofbrauhaus in Munich is my favorite place in Germany
    • UM!
    • Weiner Dogs
      My favorite German things are my weiner dogs, Max and Bruno.
    • Mozart
      Mozart was not German, but Austrian. Sorry!
    • Gotta love it
      My absolute favorite is German beer, best i've had.
    • German
      Chancellor Merkel
    • Schnitzel
      Gimme schnitzel. Rock.
    • German...
      My favorite German person would be my Grandma. My favorite German food would be wienerschnitzel; my favorite German place would be in Munich at the Glockenspiel.
    • Im Himmel gibt's kein Bier
      Oktoberfest with Polka Boy!!!!!
      In heaven there is no beer.
      That's why we drink it here (Right Here!)
      When we're gone from here,
      all our friends will be drinking all our beer!

    • Beer <3
      The best thing about Germany is they love their beer, they rank second in the world in beer consumption!!
    • kurt vonnegut
      great son of Indy
    • Germanfest
      I love German potato salad!
    • Yum
      German Chocolate Cake
    • Love hot mustard on...
      The mixed wurst plate at the Athenaeum, with German potato salad and saurkraut. Good stuff!!!!
    • Heildelberg
      Well I've never been there but my wife lived there for several years so yearning to go. Otherwise, sipping a Paulaner in the Rathskellar beirgarten watching Polka Boy will have to suffice.
    • Das Beer
      Of course the best thing about Germany is that my ancestors are from there. And I also thank Germany for beer and steins. "Danke schön"
    • GermanFest
      Oktoberfest in Munich. Prost!
    • Cuckoo Clocks
      Got to have at least one!
    • Favorite German person, place or thing
      The autobahn.
    • Germanfest
      Favorite German thing: Coffee filters, invented by German Militta Bentz.
    • German Favorite
      Martin Luther
    • Favorite German Food
      German fried potatoes, try them at the Log Inn in Haubstadt, IN with some white gravy, heavenly!
    • German
      My favorite German is my friend, Christina!
    • I love Bavaria
      We've been to Bavaria twice and loved it both times. Can't wait to go back.
    • GermanFest
      Mad Ludwig II and the best wurst anywhere!
    • favorite German
      my dad
    • Something German
      artist Caspar David Freidrich (1790-1850)
    • GermanFest
    • My Favorite German
      My favorite German was an exchange student we housed while I was senior in high school, her name Suzanne.
    • drawing entry
      My favorite German thing was the sauerbraten and speatzle my Grandmother used to make. They were from recipes her Mother brought with her from Germany.
    • My Favorite German Place
      The Fests in Aalen, Germany
    • Fave German Things
      I love reading Nietzsche - especially while listening to Wagner! :)
    • German
      A good read by Nietzsche.
    • German Thing
      I love my German shepard dog.........
      • Favorite German
        Lexiedog. My German Shepard. R.I.P.
      • Favorite German
        Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
      • Favorite German Thing
        Angela Buchman's dirndl.
      • my wife
        my favorite german thing is my wife, andrea, second to her parents who are visiting indy from germany for another 6 days. they never had weiner dogs but i bet they'd love to see 'em race! i also love Fige bier, our sister city Koln, and did i mention my wife?
      • Favorite German
        That would be Colonel Klink
      • Favorite German person
        Favorite German person is my Grandma!
      • germanfest
        Favorite german food is brats!
      • germanfest
      • German
        Many of my ancestors
      • Germanfest
        My favorite German people are the German drinking team from the movie Beerfest: Will Forte!
      • Fav German
      • German favorites
        Person: my dad, who helped us "remember" the German stories and songs.
        Place: the little village of Nierstein, on the east bank of the Rhine just south of Frankfurt -- in the heart of wine country!!
        Springerlie -- making them AND eating them.
      • Nazi killer...
        Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz from Inglorious Basterds.
      • German
        Rathskeller Biergarten

        I am of German descent
      • Our favorite German
        Our high school exchange student, Carolin!
      • sure its not authentic
        Love kraut balls at the Rath. Yummmm
      • GermanFest
        In no particular order: Porsche, brats and beer
      • My Favorite
        Bavaria, where I was born.

        By the way, to the person who answered Mozart. Sorry, he's Austrian, just like Hitler.
      • Germania!
        My favorite German person is my husband who gave me a very German last name! And my favorite German thing is a German brat drank alongside a good German beer. Yum!
      • city
        I love Heidelberg!
      • German castles!
        I love King Ludwig's castles!
      • Beer!
        Munich's Paulander tent at Oktober Fest rocks!
      • two favs
        Willie and Zena our two dachshunds

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