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7 Reasons the Munich Airport Christmas Market Sleighs Them All

It seems like all anyone can talk about this time of year is the German Christmas market scene. And yes, that’s what I’m about to do, too. German Christmas markets are seemingly everywhere – more popular now than ugly sweater parties and elves on shelves. But, like, where do you...
7 Things You Need to Know About Krampus, Germany's Christmas Demon

7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KRAMPUS

Let’s get right to it: Krampus is a Christmas demon. What? You don’t have hellish yuletide demons where you live? Then you must not live in Austria or any other German-speaking Alpine regions. The holidays are more than just Christmas markets here, people! The rest of the world’s...
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Insane Beer Carrying Record: 5 Things to Know

Well, the first thing you should know about the current beer carrying record = you’ll never get close enough to touch it. I mean, after years of Oktoberfest-ing, I’m just now (barely) able to drink my litre with the use of a single hand. *pauses for applause* What is it we’re...
Oktoberfest 2017 Schedule

28 Hilarious German Words to Learn Before Oktoberfest

So much about German culture makes perfect sense: drinking one massive beer instead of four regular-sized ones, eating one massive pretzel instead of four regular-size ones, and aprons as fashion statements (I mean, duh). But some things aren’t so straightforward and take a wee...
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Bavarian Beer Sales Rule All… Again

This week, in a piece of news that should come to the surprise of no one, the state statistics office announced that of all the German states, Bavarian beer sales top the list… again. Shocking, right!? Okay, maybe not so much, but still worth celebrating, no? And with a beer,...

Munich Breweries: 6 Little Paragraphs On 6 Big Brewers

Of all the words that can be used to describe Oktoberfest—jolly, epic, fremdschämen—one that you don’t hear used that often is “strict”. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the beer and/or the big six Munich breweries in which, whoa, you better mind your p’s and q’s. That’s...
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8 of the Best Beer Museums in Europe

Do you ever feel your life needs an upgrade? Like maybe you should class it up a bit? After all, a little culture never hurt anybody. You could read an acclaimed novel and discuss its social implications with your colleagues over brunch, don a tux and go see an award-winning...
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Why has Oktoberfest been cancelled?

You read that right. Oktoberfest has been cancelled in the past. But the answer as to why is a little complicated. In fact, it’s 24-fold. Since its inception over 200 years ago in 1810, Oktoberfest has been cancelled a thankfully low two dozen times. In what is known as the “most...
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The Strong Beer Festival – Why You Need to Visit Munich in March

I’ve got a suggestion for you, just hear me out: spring break… in Bavaria. What do you say? It may not be Mexico or the Caribbean but taking into consideration Munich’s surfing, the nude sunbathing, and the three-week-long mini Oktoberfest (Marchfest?) and you won’t be able to...
Oktoberfest 2018 Schedule

Oktoberfest 2018 Schedule of (Really Awesome) Events

Ho ho ho, merry Christmas! Have I got a gift for you! Have you been a good girl or boy this year? Wait–don’t answer that. There are some things a girl pretending to be Santa just doesn’t need to know. I’m going to gift you a little sumpin’-sumpin’ regardless: the...