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Oktoberfest is by far the largest beer festival in the world, attracting around six million visitors to Munich to enjoy the liquid gold. Every year the Wiesn ("the meadow") is turned into a ...
The start of Advent season brings the traditional Christmas markets to the squares and streets of Munich. The most well-known market is Christkindlmarkt, located in Marienplatz. The twinkiling ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, December 2012
The German autobahn was the first and remains one of the world’s only roads to have no mandatory speed limit. There are about 7,965 miles (12,800 km) of autobahn highways connecting the main cities ...
Celebrating the official reunification of Germany that took place in 1990 after the Berlin Wall came down a year earlier in November of 1989, German Unity Day is a national holiday that kicks off ...
Written by Katie H, February 2013
Hohenzollern Castle in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is one of the country’s most visited castles. Located about 50 kilometers south of Stuttgart, Germany, it is the ancestral seat of the ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2011
Something strange happens as spring starts in Germany: as the days get longer so do the nights. Or, to be a little less cryptic, many major cities hold events where cultural institutions stay open ...
Written by Viator, July 2012
The country may be more closely associated with beer, but Germans are quite proud of their locally-produced wine, and justifiably so. There are 13 officially recognized wine regions in the country, ...
Train travel is where German attention to infrastructure and passion for punctuality really come into their own. Regular fares on the national rail network, Deutsche Bahn (DB), might not be the ...
The modern incarnation of Bavarian culture dates back at least 1,000 years. Custom and tradition are serious business in Bavaria. Folk songs, dances and music are systematically taught, preserved and ...
Written by JC, Germany, January 2012
Once again in 2012, the Berlin International Film Festival (known universally as Berlinale) is lighting up the grim winter for eleven days. From February 9 to 19, Berlin will host a huge program ...
Mauerpark (“Wall Park”) runs along a stretch of the old Berlin Wall ,
a section of which still stands, and much of its terrain was recovered
from no-man’s-land. As well as providing a welcome ...
Berlin is an art lover’s dream. You could devote a lifetime to exploring the offerings on hand in the city. The following should help get you started. 1) Hotel de Rome If you’re planning on being ...
Written by Katie H, December 2012
On the West Berlin side of the River Spree, in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg neighborhood, a former soap factory houses one of the city’s hottest nightspots. Kater Holzig is part restaurant, part ...
Originating in Berlin in 1997, the Long Night of Museums has become a cultural event that has taken Europe by storm, spreading to cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Basel, Lucerne, Budapest and Prague. ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
You know when you’re in the former East German parts of Berlin: the Walk and Don’t Walk signs look different. Ampelmann was created in 1961 in response to increasing numbers of pedestrian and ...
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Doing what: Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour from Munich