When I first heard about the Oierhiartn in Mitterteich I thought it might’ve been a drinking game, especially when you factor in the Zoiglausschank.
Go ahead, ask me what the hell I’m talkin’ about. ;-)
Wait. Wait. Wait, ’til you hear this — look, I’m laughing so hard I can’t even type.
Picture brightly colored Easter eggs. Now imagine smacking them on your head, all in the attempt to not break it. Yeah, that’s the Oierhiartn, or Ostereiertitschen in Standard German, Egg Fight in English. Whosever egg doesn’t break is the winner — and it all comes down to physics and… the egg.
Mitterteich — Top Areas Of Interest
And the Zoiglausschank can be either a light or dark, but it’s all a bottom-fermented beer. Mitterteich is one of a few towns that makes this stuff — so, can you see why I thought the whole thing was a drinking game?
Between picking eggshells out of your eyebrows and rounds at the beer garden, I’d suggest you go see the real Mitterteich. It was an old porcelain making town, so fitting that it has a Porcelain Museum housed in an old porcelain factory.
Of course old churches are wonderful too, and Mitterteich’s got the elegant Stadtpfarrkirche St. Jakob.
Get your digital or whatever you’ve got to take pictures ready — we’re going to the Rathaus (Town Hall) next, built in 1731. Followed by a stop at the Mariensäule (found right on the Marktplatz), the Sagenbrunnen and the Heimatbrunnen (on the Johannisplatz).
A Brunnen, BTW, is a fountain — in case you didn’t know.
Ugh, I almost left out telling you about the Friedhofskapelle Cemetery Chapel when I mentioned old churches — this one was built in 1780. Actually, the folks over at the Tourist Office do so much better of a job explaining all of Mitterteich than I do.
I’ll blame it on all the eggs I’ve been crackin’ on my head. Yes, that’s my story, and by-gosh I’m sticking to it. ;-)
The last place to go here in Mitterteich is to the library. Yes, I’m serious — it’s where some of artist Herbert Molwitz’s works are.
Sorry, forgot something again — the ski lifts for wintery fun (will you look at that! It’s the Czech Republic I can see from here — really, it’s only a few kilometers away), the ice skating rink for more winter activity, but the outdoor pool is a warmer weather affair. Guess you’ll have to go to the indoor pool if it’s too cold.
Excuse me, I have some Oierhiartn to attend to — wish me luck that my egg doesn’t break.