Subject: germany
in salzburg, go to the augustinerbrau brewery for an evening and you may find that you're the only americans there. i've been to salzburg three times (just this 12/12/00) and find augustinerbrau to be totally untouched by tourist trappings. the establishment probably hasn't changed in three hundred years. they have a web site if you want to check it out. in munich, on the other hand......if you want to be amongst tour groups of american high schoolers and others, the hofbrauhaus is the place to go. personally, i would recommend other munich beer restaurants for my last night. i know the names and addresses of them if you are interested (i've been to munich six times, most recently 12/17 &12/18/00).