Oktoberfest celebrated its 200th anniversary this year and we were there to enjoy the festivities. Here are some of the highlights of the event.
It’s not too often that someone can say the phrase “til the cows come home” and mean it. But in the alpine regions of Europe, during the autumn season, this is exactly what takes place. The Almabtrieb is a pastoral custom which involves herds of cows that are decorated with colorful headdresses and bells being led to their stables for the winter. [...]
On October 12, 1810, the townspeople of Munich came together to honor the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The following day, celebrations continued with various activities, including concerts, parties, balls, and even a horse race. It was so spectacular and intense that the royals of Bavaria decided to hold another event [...]
A visit to Germany is incomplete without going to an authentic German beer festival. Here are the top 10 beer festivals that will have you saying “Prost!” 10) Hanover Schützenfest The world’s biggest marksman’s festival is celebrated every year in Hannover. It combines a fair with shooting matches among members of the local marksmen’s association, [...]
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and what better way to go sightseeing around where the wall once stood than in a Trabant. Besides the many events and activities celebrating its infamous destruction, there is a unique phenomenon taking place in the region – the popularity of Trabant [...]
There’s no doubt that Germans love their beer! The history of German beer dates back to the beginnings of the country when monks began to experiment with brewing around 1000 A.D. Eventually, brewing became very profitable for the monks and the country’s leaders began to implement laws surrounding the production of beer. Today, there are over 1,300 breweries across the [...]