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Munich’s Oktoberfest is a warm-hearted celebration of Bavaria’s seasonal beers, but it’s not just 17 days of nonstop drinking. Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world and an integral part of Bavarian identity. Though beer may take
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Oktoberfest : While beer is the highlight during the 16 days festival, if you leave without sampling the food - you have done it all wrong. Oktoberfest is the biggest beer festival in the world, hosted in the beer capital of the world - Munich. Ever
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Sometimes less is more. The world-famous quality of German beer is a testament to this. Since 1516, the Purity Law (German Reinheitsgebot) has required that all German beers be brewed with nothing more than barley, hops, and water. More than 500 year
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There aren't any castles or palaces in the western hemisphere, not proper ones anyways. But this doesn't keep these noble buildings from being an integral part of American fantasy and folklore. Disney, for instance, has captivated audiences with f
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October marks the beginning of the off-season for travel. The summer holidays are over, school is back in session, and leaves across the northern hemisphere turn golden. With beautifully crisp weather and minimal crowds, October is the ideal time to
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Munich is the second most popular city for tourists in Germany, hosting more than 14 million foreign travelers each year. And that should come as no surprise. The bustling Bavarian capital is famed for its beauty, beer, and bratwurst. Filled with mus
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As many students head back to the classroom and the very beginnings of fall quietly announce themselves, September is a great time to travel. Since many locations are just past their time travel season, they are usually less crowded. This gives you p
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Oktoberfest in Munich is the world's largest folk festival and two weeks of non-stop beer-drinking, sausage-eating, lederhosen-wearing, and merry-making. Traveling to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest offers a contagiously fun opportunity to immerse yo
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Serious. Humorless. Punctual. We've all heard the stereotypes that would lead us to believe that Germans are among the least fun people on this planet. But we're going to let you in on a little secret that more than 30 million annual international
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Oktoberfest has skyrocketed from its humble origins as a Bavarian wedding celebration to an international phenomenon. The official celebration in Munich, Germany hosts nearly 7 million visitors annually over the course this two-week long beer festiva
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When most people think “European Vacation,” romantic images of backpacking and thousands of years of art and architecture come to mind . But what some people forget about Europe is that, on a continent where civilizations and cultures have ris
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While American craft beer is having its renaissance and experimenting with every flavor and ingredient under the sun, the Germans remain purist in their famous love for beer. The Purity Law of 1516 demands that all beers brewed in Germany be made wit
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[caption id="attachment_5623" align="alignnone" width="1038"] Marienplatz[/caption] Those who have visited Munich know about the rich history of the capital of Bavaria. But did you know Munich is known as much for its Christmas festivities as its
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Bucket lists aren’t just for those whose time is coming soon. Rather, a bucket list is a catalog of personal goals and experiences. Human lives don’t typically come with a set expiration date, but the concept of a bucket list is maximizing great
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If you are heading to Munich for Oktoberfest this year, you need to be prepared. It’s an experience like no other you have ever witnessed. Oktoberfest goes on for 16-18 days throughout the streets of Munich. It begins in late September and does not
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So you've decided to plan trip to Europe and see all the sights that you can within that time to make it the ultimate trip. With so many places to chose from and events to see, it's important to plan out your trip ahead of time to make sure to includ
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It is no surprise that most people, when they hear the word “Oktoberfest,” immediately think of ice-cold beer in an ornate beer stein. We don’t blame you. However, there is much more to Oktoberfest in Munich than a liter of liquid gold. The fol
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10) Englischer Garten (The English Gardens) In the center of Munich you’ll find Englischer Garten. Dwarfing New York City’s Central Park, this massive public park has earned a reputation as one of the largest urban public parks across the gl
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