The pilgrimage to the „Salvator-Serving“ at the Nockherberg, as Munich residents like to call it, is as much part of the Munich year as Fasching (Carnival) and the Oktoberfest. The so-called „Fifth Munich season“ lasts seventeen days (from Friday to Sunday) and usually starts at the beginning of/ by mid March.
With the traditional deriding of politicans on the Nockherberg, the two-week strong-beer season begins.
High spirits and tongue-in-cheek fun at the expense of »political bigwigs« from all the parties are part of every Salvator-tasting. This opening ceremony is always starting right before the 17-day period of the Salvator-serving and is broadcasted live on TV the same day. This event is not public and you can only participate via invitation of the Paulaner Brewery.