Hi, I am Holger, the guy behind the bar in the picture above.

Born in a village close to Osnabrück in North-Western Germany, I spent a well-sheltered childhood, not thinking about beer and travel yet. Later I moved to Bonn, studied History and German, spent a year abroad in the UK at Oxford University. Inevitable, I was introduced to a most traditional pub-life and found my love for decent ales. Then, having completed my studies, I was offered a job in Riga, Lativa, and my love of Middle-Eastern Europe was born.

Combining both, my desire for a good pint and my joy to travel this wonderful continent, the idea of this website emerged.

Therefore „The Central European“ will bring you to my favourite breweries and beer-bars. But than again I want to show you some special moments of my journies through Europe.

However, this is not my first weblog. I already run two other website, the local bar-guide welovepubs.de and the travel advisor stadtwuchs.de – both in German, feel free to have a look!

Yours, Holger