The Linux Beer Hike (a.k.a. "LBW") is a week-long event which takes place in a different European country each summer, drawing together Open Source software enthusiasts from more than a dozen different countries, for a combination of talks, presentations, hands-on mini-projects, outdoor exercise, and good food and drink.
The name Linux Bier Wanderung comes from the fact that the first event was held in Pottenstein in Germany (in 1999) in the form of a traditional German "Bier Wanderung" for Linux folks, and since then the group has visited Coniston in England (2000), Bouillon in Belgium (2001), Doolin in Ireland (2002), Tajov in Slovakia (2003), Schin op Geul in the Netherlands (2004), Killin Scotland (2005) and Paluse Lithuania (2006).
In 2007 LBW was organised by Hellug, the Hellenic Linux User Group, and was held on 2 - 9 September 2007 in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), in Heraklion Prefecture , Crete, Greece (Hellas). The 2008 event will be going ahead in Switzerland between 9th-17th August