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Angela Merkel Pops Out For Beers In Australia At G20 Summit

One Brisbane bar played the song "99 Luftballons" in honor of the German Chancellor.

Posted on November 15, 2014, at 2:23 p.m. ET

She may be the world's most powerful woman, but that doesn't mean she doesn't know how to have a good time.

Handout / Reuters

Shortly after landing in the Australian city of Brisbane for the G20 summit Friday, the German leader surprised locals by stopping by one of the city's most popular nightlife areas, Claxton Street.

The strip is home to a number of pubs, as well as a German sausage hut, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

The German leader took time to pose for selfies:

German Chancellor Angela #Merkel having a good time in #CaxtonStreet. Pic: Sarah Keayes #G20 #AUSPOL

Аясніё Моояэ@ArchieM00reFollow

German Chancellor Angela #Merkel having a good time in #CaxtonStreet. Pic: Sarah Keayes #G20 #AUSPOL

4:28 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And greet locals:

Amazing. Merkel crossed the road, mingling with locals & shaking hands with German pub goers @tennewsqld #G20Brisbane

Sarah Greenhalgh@GreenhalghSarahFollow

Amazing. Merkel crossed the road, mingling with locals & shaking hands with German pub goers @tennewsqld #G20Brisbane

7:17 AM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some Aussies even tried their best "German" on the Chancellor.

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One bar even played the German classic "99 Luftballons" in honor of Merkel's visit:

Brewski on #caxton playing "99 red balloons" in honour of Chancellor Angela Merkel's guest appearance #floatinginthebrisbanesky

Emilee Woolcock@Emi_leeWFollow

Brewski on #caxton playing "99 red balloons" in honour of Chancellor Angela Merkel's guest appearance #floatinginthebrisbanesky

7:11 AM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

With a full agenda ahead of her the next morning, some were concerned Merkel might have stayed out too late:

I wonder how sore Merkel's head is this morning? #caxton #g20 #G20Brisbane

Joshua Wells@joshuawells93Follow

I wonder how sore Merkel's head is this morning? #caxton #g20 #G20Brisbane

6:12 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But she was out and about on Saturday, mixing with the locals again.

Handout / Reuters

Way to party, Merkel.

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