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Kastenlauf participants in Harrislee

Kastenlauf, Kistenlauf, Bierkastenlauf, Bierlauf, Bierkastenrennen (literally crate-running, beer crate-running, or equivalents), biergrätle-race, or Bier-Rallye, is a drinking game/sport that in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It is a race among teams that consist of two people carrying a crate of beer, all of which must be consumed prior to crossing the finish line.[1][2]

The route generally varies from 5 km to 12 km in length.[3]

In Munich, kastenlauf events have been organized since 1982.[4]


  1. ^ (German) Fuldaer Zeitung Tragischer Unfall beim Fuldaer Kastenlauf, 19. Juli 2006
  2. ^ (German) A 2007 brochure about the Philosophy Department, University of Würzburg
  3. ^ (German) "Was ist eigentlich ein Kastenlauf?". June 26, 2006. Retrieved Jan 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ (German) "Die zehn Kultveranstaltungen im Münchner Uni-Kalender", Mayers magazine, 2003, no.4