Drinking age in a few countries

Oct 1st, 2000, 02:18 PM
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Drinking age in a few countries

I was wondering if any here on this board knew the drinking age of any of the following countries, I haven't been able to find this info anywhere!

1) Germany
2) Czech Republic
3) Austria
4) Switzerland
5) Italy

Thank you very much!
Oct 1st, 2000, 02:47 PM
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In most European countries, 18 is the legal drinking age. But anyone 16 and up usually doesn't have any trouble unless he looks REALLY young.
Oct 1st, 2000, 11:21 PM
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In Switzerland, legal age for drinking alcool up to 15 (beerk, wine) is 16, stronger alcool 18.
Oct 1st, 2000, 11:22 PM
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Sorry, not beerk, beer (yum).

In Japan, legal drinking age is 21.
Oct 2nd, 2000, 01:36 AM
Hans H
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In Germany, it's the same as in Switzerland. This applies for people going to pubs on their own. I'm not aware of a legal age for teenagers while in company of a legal guardian.
Oct 2nd, 2000, 02:45 AM
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Not sure about other countries, but I know that in Germany, while the drinking age is 18, many clubs and bars set their own age limits, depending on the crowd they're seeking. Ireland does the same thing.

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