青岛 (Qīngdăo) is a coastal city in Shāndōng province, not least known for its German colonial past - and its beer!
Germany occupied the port city in 1897. The late-stage Qīng dynasty government was forced to cede the area, which became Germany’s colonial base in Asia until they were evicted by a Japanese-British alliance during World War I.
During the occupation, Qīngdăo’s architecture was drastically Germanized, and many colonial buildings, including the big train station, attract tourists to this day.
A particularly noticeable legacy from the German colonial era is the beer brand Tsingtao – an older way of spelling Qīngdăo! The beer is one of the most popular in China, and the biggest export brand.
The city hosts the Qīngdăo International Beer Festival every year in August.
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