Originally Posted by bueschen
Technically it is stealing. If you don't believe me then next time you are in a beer garden in Munich, tell them as you are walking out with a maß that it's okay because you paid a deposit.
Edit: I don't find this discussion pointless at all. As I live in this city and have to pay artificially high prices in many of the beer gardens because some people think it's okay to steal. I do however apologize to the OP and hope he has a kick ass trip!
I get where you're coming from, no worries, thank you
I doubt I'll have the balls to cart any glassware home in my suitcase on an international flight anyhow!
I appreciate all the tips everyone, this WILL be kick ass!