Summer is finally here in Germany and it’s easily reminding me why I endured the 6 month winter. Funemployment is actually fun these days as the entire city comes out to enjoy the sunshine, making it seem as though the population has quadrupled and creating curiosity about where the heck all these people hid all winter. I find myself enjoying the Schlossgarten now nearly every afternoon and riding my bike all over the place, ditching that pesky tram system and 40€ monthly pass.
Some afternoons, such as last Thursday, there’s extra excitement going on. I’ve told you before about the glory that is Flunkyball, a German drinking game made for enjoying the park, high-speed beer drinking, sunshine, and summertime. Well, last Thursday, a student-organized Flunkyball Championship Tournament (IFC Flunkyball Meisterschaften) took place. 64 teams composed of 5 players each competed. There were 5 courts set up for playing and referees at each game. The teams went as far as wearing matching uniforms and strategizing. For instance, there would be a runner to retrieve the ball and a runner to set the water bottle target back upright. Then, the other players would protect these runners beers, so they did not fall and cause a penalty beer.
Although we did not take part in the competition, we had a blast soaking up the sun and cheering on our friend Nick and his team as they played all the way through the semifinals.
What are some summertime games unique to your area?