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]]n culture. .Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.^ Oktoberfest celebrations, other than Munich?
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^ Other cities across the world also hold fairs, modeled after the Munich event, called Oktoberfest.
  • History Of Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest 2010, Oktoberfest 2011, About Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest History 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.cardfountain.com [Source type: General]

^ Located near the Alps, Munich is a city of palaces and public parks, art and coats of arms, Oktoberfest and oompah bands.
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.The Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October.^ Happy first day of Oktoberfest!

^ Sixteen days till Oktoberfest!

^ The original Oktoberfest is held every year during late September and early October in Munich, Germany.
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.In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival will go on until October 3 (German Unity Day).^ The festival extends for two weeks and ends on the first Sunday of October; only wars and cholera epidemics have interrupted it.
  • Oktoberfest! - Enjoying This Traditional German Celebration - International Cuisine Articles - Recipes Today 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.recipestoday.com [Source type: General]

^ The event takes place during the 16 days before the first Sunday in October on an area named the "Theresienwiese", and is called "die Wiesn" ("the meadow", in Bavarian dialect) for short.
  • History Of Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest 2010, Oktoberfest 2011, About Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest History 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.cardfountain.com [Source type: General]

^ The 16-day festival, which goes until October 4, is a huge tourist draw for the southern German city, which began holding the event back in 1810.
  • Oktoberfest kicks off | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 19.09.2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.dw-world.de [Source type: General]

.Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the 1st Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1. The festival is held on an area named the Theresienwiese (field, or meadow, of Therese), often called d’ Wiesn for short.^ The local name for Oktoberfest, "Wies'n," is derived from Theresienwiese, the name of the field on which the festival is held.
  • What is Oktoberfest? The origin, and meaning? - Yahoo! Answers 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ The local name for Oktoberfest, "Wies'n” is derived from Theresienwiese, the name of the field on which the festival is held.

^ The event takes place during the 16 days before the first Sunday in October on an area named the "Theresienwiese", and is called "die Wiesn" ("the meadow", in Bavarian dialect) for short.
  • History Of Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest 2010, Oktoberfest 2011, About Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest History 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.cardfountain.com [Source type: General]

.Visitors also eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (knuckle of pork), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Pretzel), Knödeln (potato or bread dumplings), Kaasspotzn (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).^ Steckerlfisch or "Fish on a Stick" - Whole fish skewered and roasted over charcoal.

^ Schweinebraten (pot roasted pork) with Kndel (dumplings made from potatoes or white bread) and Kraut (cabbage) and Schweinshaxn (knuckle of pork) are served as lunch or dinner.

^ Bavarian Restaurants Bavaria is famous for their white sausages, cabbage, dumplings and roast pork.
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History

Theresienwiese one day pre opening 2006
.The original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October 18, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (namesake of the Theresienwiese festival grounds) organized a great horse race (the marriage took place on October 12; the horse race on October 17 — therefore, there are different dates named as being the first Oktoberfest).^ Originally, Oktoberfest was a wedding celebration in 1810 for Crown Prince Ludwig and his Princess Therese, henceforth the Oktoberfest site, Theresienwiese (Therese's Meadow) or Wiesn as known by the locals, was named in her honour.
  • Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany :: The Travel Magazine 12 September 2009 15:21 UTC www.thetravelmagazine.net [Source type: News]

^ Princess Therese was to be wed to the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, in a meadow near Munich.

^ The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich in 1810 to celebrate the wedding of Prince.
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First hundred years

.In the year 1811, the Oktoberfest was cancelled because Bavaria was involved in the Napoleonic war.^ Oktoberfest has become known as the largest fair in the world as every year it brings together nearly 6 million people in Munich Bavaria Germany.
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^ Overall, the celebration had to be cancelled in 24 years, because of war, disease or other problems.
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^ But if you can’t be in Germany this year because you’re traveling, chances are pretty good there’s an Oktoberfest celebration wherever you’ll be.
  • The World Through Beer Goggles: Oktoberfests Everywhere! - Carry On - Travel + Leisure 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.travelandleisure.com [Source type: General]

In 1816, carnival booths appeared; the main prizes were silver, porcelain, and jewellery. .The founding citizens of Munich assumed responsibility for festival management in 1819, and it was agreed that the Oktoberfest would become an annual event.^ Oktoberfest 2007 will mark the 174th anniversary of Munich's annual festival.
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^ Gatherings nearing 8000 people join in center of Munich on Maximilian Street for the annual Bavarian rich addition to the celebratory events of Oktoberfest.
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^ The Oktoberfest was on and I managed to sneak out to enjoy the echoing halls of the festival, drinking beer, singing songs and eating fantastic food.
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.Later, it was lengthened and the date pushed forward, the reason being that the end of September in Bavaria often has very good weather.^ In the following years, the celebrations were repeated later the dates were extended and moved forward into September.
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^ Public transport is very efficient, although delays on the S-Bahn (commuter train) often cause frustration during extreme winter weather.

^ Day 8: Wednesday 23rd September: All good things come to an end and today our Oktoberfest trip is all over.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Amsterdam | The worlds biggest beer festival | Austria 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.thegobus.com [Source type: General]

.The high temperature in the first week of Oktoberfest nears 19°C which stimulates the thirst of the visitors.^ At noon the lord mayor of Munich will have the honour of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer and then it will be time to quench your thirst.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ We're lucky that Nadine Kinney lives near us and has attended NCR's Mile High Mayhem and Oktoberfest launches since their inception.
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.However, today the last weekend of Oktoberfest is still in October.^ However, if you still desire to imbibe but you are Oktoberfested-out, simply stroll a few blocks away from Marienplatz to 5 Burgstrasse where the Weinstadl is located.
  • Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany :: The Travel Magazine 12 September 2009 15:21 UTC www.thetravelmagazine.net [Source type: News]

^ Galveston, TX Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2009 Historic downtown Galveston will again come alive the last full weekend of October when the 28th annual Island Oktoberfest kicks off Friday evening, October 23rd from 5pm - 11pm.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ Starting with humble beginnings in 1974, Remsen's Oktoberfest now serves over 2,500 people the last Saturday in October (the weekends always the same).
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

.To honour the marriage of King Ludwig I and Therese of Bavaria, a parade took place for the first time in 1835. Since 1850, this has become a yearly event and an important component of the Oktoberfest.^ "The visit to the Wiesn [Oktoberfest] was part of a charity event and it had been planned for a long time," he said after training today.
  • Jens Lehmann dropped by Stuttgart for attending beer festival | Football | guardian.co.uk 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honour of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally, Oktoberfest was a wedding celebration in 1810 for Crown Prince Ludwig and his Princess Therese, henceforth the Oktoberfest site, Theresienwiese (Therese's Meadow) or Wiesn as known by the locals, was named in her honour.
  • Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany :: The Travel Magazine 12 September 2009 15:21 UTC www.thetravelmagazine.net [Source type: News]

.8,000 people — mostly from Bavaria — in traditional costumes walk from Maximilian Street, through the centre of Munich, to the Oktoberfest.^ We also have the House of Wittelsbach to thank for starting the Oktoberfest tradition as they celebrated the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Bavaria in 1810.
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^ Oktoberfest has become known as the largest fair in the world as every year it brings together nearly 6 million people in Munich Bavaria Germany.
  • Oktoberfest Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

^ Gatherings nearing 8000 people join in center of Munich on Maximilian Street for the annual Bavarian rich addition to the celebratory events of Oktoberfest.
  • Oktoberfest Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

The march is led by the Münchner Kindl.
Bavaria statue above the Theresienwiese
.Since 1850, the statue of Bavaria has watched the Oktoberfest.^ The Mayor of Munich opens this Oktoberfest celebration at midday with the customary tapping of the barrel at the foot of the statue of Bavaria on Theresienwiese.
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.This worldly Bavarian patron was first sketched by Leo von Klenze in a classic style and Ludwig Michael Schwanthaler romanticised and "Germanised" the draft; it was constructed by Johann Baptist Stiglmaier and Ferdinand von Miller.^ The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honour of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
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^ The Bavaria with the Ruhmeshalle, opened in 1850 Many of the city's finest buildings belong to this period and were built under the reign of King Ludwig I. These neoclassical buildings include the Ruhmeshalle with the "Bavaria" statue by Ludwig Michael von Schwanthaler and those on the magnificent Ludwigstrae and the Knigsplatz, built by the architects Leo von Klenze and Friedrich von Grtner.

^ The Oktoberfest was first held on October 12, 1810 in honor of the marriage of crown prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

In 1853, the Bavarian Ruhmeshalle was finished. In 1854, 3,000 residents of Munich succumbed to an epidemic of cholera, so the festival was cancelled. .Also, in the year 1866, there was no Oktoberfest as Bavaria fought in the Austro-Prussian War.^ Oktoberfest has become known as the largest fair in the world as every year it brings together nearly 6 million people in Munich Bavaria Germany.
  • Oktoberfest Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

^ The avenue crosses the river and circles the Friedensengel (Angel of Peace), a monument commemorating the 25 years of peace following the Franco-Prussian War in 1871.

^ Sadly, there is no reason to even call this event "Oktoberfest."
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.In 1870, the Franco-Prussian war was the reason for cancellation of the festival.^ The avenue crosses the river and circles the Friedensengel (Angel of Peace), a monument commemorating the 25 years of peace following the Franco-Prussian War in 1871.

In 1873, the festival was once more cancelled due to a cholera epidemic. In 1880, the electric light illuminated over 400 booths and tents. In 1881, booths selling bratwursts opened. Beer was first served in glass mugs in 1892.
Oktoberfest at night with view of Löwenbräu tent
At the end of the 19th century, a re-organization took place. .Until then, there were games of skittles, large dance floors, and trees for climbing in the beer booths.^ The world's largest beer garden, seating over 8,000, was built here in 1890 but the park, with its large oak and chestnut trees, remains a tranquil retreat and an excellent spot for a summer picnic or game of chess.
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^ Sarasota, FL date to be announced Huge Oktoberfest with live music, dancing, German foods and beer, kid's games and a Miss Florida Oktoberfest pageant.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

.They wanted more room for guests and musicians.^ At 23:25 we were asked to pay the bill, which was strange since they close at 00:00 and wanted to order more beers.

^ They just wanted him to turn his vast imagination on heavier, more dramatic fare.
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The booths became beer halls.
.In 1887, the Entry of the Oktoberfest Staff and Breweries took place for the first time.^ At noon the lord mayor of Munich will have the honour of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer and then it will be time to quench your thirst.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

^ The first mass meeting of the Deutsche Arbeiter Partei, which became the Nazi Party, took place in the Hofbruhaus on 16 October 1919.

^ If you expect to need larger motors and reloads, we suggest you contact your favorite vendor soon and place your order to ensure your motors and reloads are available in time for Oktoberfest.
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.This event showcases the splendidly decorated horse teams of the breweries and the bands that play in the festival tents.^ The tents are sponsored by various breweries who bring their ‘at-the-bar’ rivalry to the festival.
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This event always takes place on the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest and symbolises the official prelude to the Oktoberfest celebration
.In the year 1910, Oktoberfest celebrated its 100th birthday.^ The first Oktoberfest was held nearly 200 years ago in celebration of Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese.
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^ From September 20 to October 5 of this year, Munich, Germany will once again celebrate Oktoberfest.

^ Over the years, Oktoberfest has become the premier celebration of German food, music, dance and fun.
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120,000 litres of beer were poured. .In 1913, the Bräurosl was founded, which was the largest Oktoberfest beer tent of all time, with room for about 12,000 guests.^ In the beer tent at Oktoberfest, amazing!
  • Affordable Oktoberfest in Munich - Germany's biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.huronvalleytravel.com [Source type: General]

^ Paulaner beer can be found all over the world.

^ Ironically, Bavarian Prince Luitpold, whose ancestors founded Oktoberfest, has been denied permission to set up a tent for his Kaltenberg brewery.
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War years

.From 1914 to 1918, World War I prevented the celebration of Oktoberfest.^ Oktoberfest First held to celebrate the wedding of Ludwig I (1810), this is the largest folk festival in the world.
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^ World War I and revolution Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, life in Munich became very difficult, as the Allied blockade of Germany led to food and fuel shortages.

^ It is in Munich were the 2 weeks long Oktoberfest event celebrations starts and originated where people join for the celebration of the month of October commemorating Munich as home of worlds famous beers.
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.In 1919 and 1920, the two years after the war, Munich celebrated only an "Autumn Fest."^ After returning to Munich following World War I, and subsequently leaving the military, Hitler lived in a two room apartment at Thierschstrae 41, on the first floor above the ground floor, from 1 May 1920 until 5 October 1929.

^ A popular destination all year long, much of Munich was destroyed during World War II, but a spectacular restoration project has recreated the beautiful city.
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^ Under the Bavarian elector Maximilian I (1597–1651), a powerful and effective ruler, Munich increased in wealth and size and prospered until the Thirty Years’ War .
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In 1923 and 1924, the Oktoberfest was not held due to inflation.
.In 1933, the Bavarian white and blue flag was replaced with the standard swastika flag.^ Leavenworth’s own Musikkapelle rides in a blue and white colorful band wagon, playing those old familiar and traditional Bavarian marches and polkas.
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^ Oktoberfest Felt Party Hat with Bavarian blue and white cord.
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.From 1939 to 1945, due to World War II, no Oktoberfest took place.^ Olympiapark In 1972, a large park, including an artificial hill, was created from World War II rubble for the Summer Olympics.
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^ A popular destination all year long, much of Munich was destroyed during World War II, but a spectacular restoration project has recreated the beautiful city.
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^ Known of Cuvilliés Theater, concert hall and a residenz treasury of Ludwig II. This place in Munich have restored after centuries that have almost been destructed by war.
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.From 1946 to 1948, after the war, Munich once again celebrated only the "Autumn Fest."^ To celebrate his autumn marriage, King Ludwig the first called for a state Fair in Munich.
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.The sale of proper Oktoberfest beer was not permitted; the guests had to make do with beer that had an alcohol content under 2%.^ But beware, these special brews also are about 6% alcohol, which is a higher alcohol content than the typical beer you buy in a bottle in the U.S. .
  • How to enjoy Oktoberfest like a local - USATODAY.com 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ Admission to Oktoberfest Beer Tent is $5.00 for Adults; free for children 16 and under; you must be 17 years or older or accompanied by and adult to enter.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ In addition to the food, beer, and music, the Oktoberfests usually also offer their guests a variety of entertainment.
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.Since its beginnings the Oktoberfest has thus been cancelled 24 times due to war, disease and other emergencies.^ Plymouth, WI Sep 18 - Sep 19, 2009 Family, friends, neighbors, and having a great time at the beginning of autumn, is what Plymouth Oktoberfest is all about.
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^ It was so much fun (and there was so much potential for commercial success) that it has been held every year since, apart from the 24 times when one or other Apocalyptic horseman has been galloping by.
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Modern festival

Olympia Looping at night
Frisbee carousel in the heat of day.
.Since 1950, there has been a traditional festival opening: A twelve gun salute and the tapping of the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12:00 by the incumbent Mayor of Munich with the cry "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!"^ At noon the lord mayor of Munich will have the honour of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer and then it will be time to quench your thirst.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

^ Oktoberfest World-famous beer festival .
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^ Last year the Oktoberfest was attended by 6.2 million thirsty visitors, who drank approximately 6.7 million litres of beer and consumed 104 Oxen - mostly in the "beer tents" put up by the traditional Munich breweries.
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in the Austro-Bavarian language) opens the Oktoberfest. .The Mayor then gives the first beer to the Minister-President of the State of Bavaria.^ At noon the lord mayor of Munich will have the honour of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer and then it will be time to quench your thirst.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

.The first mayor to tap the keg was Thomas Wimmer.^ Beer plays a central role in the fair, with every festival beginning with a keg of beer tapped by the Mayor of Munich who declares O''zapft is!
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^ At noon the lord mayor of Munich will have the honour of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer and then it will be time to quench your thirst.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

.By 1960, the Oktoberfest had turned into an enormous world-famous festival.^ The festival has been modeled after the world-famous.
  • Festhaus-Musikanten at Holy-Field Winery Oktoberfest, Oct. 13. 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.bottlesandcans.com [Source type: General]

^ Oktoberfest World-famous beer festival .
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^ Oktoberfest, the worlds biggest and most famous beer festival,.
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.After this foreigners began to picture Germans as wearing the Sennerhut, Lederhosen, and the girls in Dirndl.^ Pack of Oktoberfest Party Buttons reading "Kiss Me I'm German", "Real Men Wear Lederhosen", "Official Beer Tester" and "Chicks dig the Tuba".
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^ German Girls Dressed Wearing Traditional Germ...
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Horse races ended in 1960.
.It is customary for people during the Oktoberfest to wear cowboy shaped hats, which contain a tuft of goat hair.^ The most recent development towards creating a more family-friendly atmosphere during Oktoberfest contains two parameters.
  • Oktoberfest Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

.In Germany, goat hair is highly valued and prized, making it one of the most expensive objects for sale.^ Germany has one of the best railway networks in Europe that makes travel between German cities easy and efficient.
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^ Munich is Germany's third largest city and one of Europe's most prosperous and expensive.

^ Munich is one of Germany's most visited cities by tourists from all over the world.
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The more tufts of goat hair on your hat, the wealthier you are considered to be. But now, due to textiles and cheap imitations, this tradition has been ending because it is so easy to fake goat hair with the technology at our fingertips.
.There are many problems every year with young people, who overestimate their ability to handle large amounts of alcohol.^ Oktoberfest has become known as the largest fair in the world as every year it brings together nearly 6 million people in Munich Bavaria Germany.
  • Oktoberfest Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

^ It serves over 400,000 people per day which mean for every 4.5 people attending the event there is one seat, so reservations are highly recommended.
  • Oktoberfest Munich Reservations - Oktoberfest Munich - Oktoberfest Tickets - Oktoberfest Tent Reservations 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.empiretickets.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The true value of this motion picture is not in it's structure but rather in it's presentation of important history to an entire generation of young people who may have been oblivious to these events.
  • Munich - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Many pass out due to drunkenness. .These especially drunk patrons are often called "Bierleichen" (German for "beer corpses").^ Those that cannot handle what they have consumed are called Bierleichen, which stands for beer corpses in Deutsch, and when the inebriation reaches a point of passing out they are brought to the medical tent where they can be looked after.
  • Oktoberfest Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

.For them as well as for the general medical treatment of visitors the Bavarian branch of German Red Cross operates an aid facility and provides emergency medical care on the festival grounds, staffed with around 100 volunteer medics and doctors per day[1].^ It is the largest (public) festival in the world, each year attracting over six million visitors (72% Bavarians and 15% tourists).
  • German Food Guide - Oktoberfest 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC germanfoodguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Now known as the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest, this 3-day September event draws thousands of visitors from all over the country to Canonsburg.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ Oktoberfest: The world's largest public festival has been going strong for over 170 years, and is attended by around 6 million annual visitors.
  • Hotels in Munich | Munich Hotels | Flights to Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.libertytravel.com [Source type: General]

.They serve together with special detachments of Munich police, fire department and other municipal authorities in the service center at the Behördenhof (authorities' court), a large building specially built for the Oktoberfest at the east side of the Theresienwiese, just behind the tents.^ On the one hand there is the option of building up in-house knowledge and on the other there is a wide array of commercial service providers, most of them small and medium enterprises (SMEs), many of them located in the region of Munich.
  • Declaration of Independence: The LiMux Project in Munich — 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.osor.eu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arnulfstrasse 102, Munich, DE 80636 • Show map A modern budget backpackers' hotel, the A&O Hostel Munchen is located next to the Central Bus Station and is just a 10 minute walk from Theresienwiese, the site of the Munich Oktoberfest.
  • Munich Germany Hotels - Cheap Munich Hotel Rates 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.hotel-rates.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six knights as they compete in the joust and other tests of skill.
  • LA Oktoberfest: German Beers, Wines, Music, and More | Goldstar 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.goldstar.com [Source type: General]

.There is also a place for lost & found children, a lost property office, a security point for women and other public services.^ The diocese has 460 benefices and manual benefices (i.e., benefices the incumbents of which may be removed at the will of a superior), 400 curacies, and 100 other places where church services are held.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Munich-Freising 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is nearly impossible to find a place in Munich where there is no public transport nearby.

^ Further savings may result from reusing applications developed elsewhere in the public sector, and sharing new developments with other partners, such as the German Foreign Office.
  • Declaration of Independence: The LiMux Project in Munich — 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.osor.eu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To keep the Oktoberfest, and especially the beer tents, friendly for older people and families, the concept of the "quiet Oktoberfest" was developed in 2005. Until 6:00 PM, the tents only play quiet music, for example traditional wind music.^ In 2005 it was purposed and accepted no Schlager will be drank until 6:00 in the evening.
  • Oktoberfest Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

^ One can expect a constant flow of beer, a beer tent, the ability to sit down at a table,a quality beer stein (especially when you paid for one), the chance to use a urinal when you have to pee (beer does cause people to go pee frequently),the opportunity to eat German food and experience German folk music.
  • LA Oktoberfest: German Beers, Wines, Music, and More | Goldstar 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.goldstar.com [Source type: General]

^ Last year the Oktoberfest was attended by 6.2 million thirsty visitors, who drank approximately 6.7 million litres of beer and consumed 104 Oxen - mostly in the "beer tents" put up by the traditional Munich breweries.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

.Only after that will Schlager and pop music be played, which had led to more violence in earlier years.^ There are bands playing tradtional Bavarian music, as well as modern bands in the evening hours that play rock, pop, and dance music.
  • German Food Guide - Oktoberfest 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC germanfoodguide.com [Source type: General]

[2] The music played in the afternoon is limited to 85 decibels. .With these measures, the organizers of the Oktoberfest were able to curb the over-the-top party mentality and preserve the traditional beer tent atmosphere.^ Oktoberfest attracts some six million visitors a year, most of whom enjoy the boisterous party atmosphere, accompanied by several mass (one-litre glasses) of beer.
  • Schmap Munich Guide 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

^ Last year the Oktoberfest was attended by 6.2 million thirsty visitors, who drank approximately 6.7 million litres of beer and consumed 104 Oxen - mostly in the "beer tents" put up by the traditional Munich breweries.
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

^ We talked about his role in educating aspiring brewers about traditional craftsmanship, and about the upcoming Oktoberfest, the annual beer orgy, which fills every hotel room in Munich.
  • Munich at 850 | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

.Since 2005 the last traveling Enterprise ride of Germany - called Mondlift - is back on the Oktoberfest.^ Welcome to the all new dynamic Travels Through Germany - Oktoberfest!.
  • Festhaus-Musikanten at Holy-Field Winery Oktoberfest, Oct. 13. 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.bottlesandcans.com [Source type: General]

^ Some districts in Oktoberfest germany travel package Island Schools had huntington beach oktoberfest budget debates in January over oktoberfest kansas city.
  • Festhaus-Musikanten at Holy-Field Winery Oktoberfest, Oct. 13. 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.bottlesandcans.com [Source type: General]

^ Some districts in Oktoberfest germany travel package Island Schools had huntington beach oktoberfest budget debates in January over oktoberfest kansas Send to a friend.
  • Festhaus-Musikanten at Holy-Field Winery Oktoberfest, Oct. 13. 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.bottlesandcans.com [Source type: General]

.Starting in 2008, a new Bavarian law intended to ban smoking in all enclosed spaces that are open to the public, even at the Oktoberfest.^ The long-smoldering debate over smoking in public in the UK seems to be over, following a vote in Parliament last week that will ban Parliaments - and every other brand of fag, stogie and pipe - from enclosed public places in Britain by next summer.
  • Munich – full coverage on Gridskipper 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC gridskipper.com [Source type: News]

^ In April 2008, the City of Munich and the German Foreign Office announced their cooperation on the topic of free software and open standards in public administrations.
  • Declaration of Independence: The LiMux Project in Munich — 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.osor.eu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For the reopening in June 2008, the Bavarian State Opera staged a new production of Mozart's Idomeneo, which had its world première at the original Cuvilliés in 1781.
  • Munich at 850 | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

.Because of problems enforcing the anti-smoking law in the big tents there was an exception for the Oktoberfest 2008, although the sale of tobacco was not allowed.^ Lancaster, PA Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2009 Lancaster's oldest traditional German Oktoberfest under the pavilion and big tents.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

.After heavy losses in the 2008 local elections with the smoke ban being a big issue in debates, the state's ruling party meanwhile implemented special exemptions to beer tents and small pubs.^ Nowadays Beer tents are erected by the locals for the event and we’re not talking your stock standard canvas type marques!
  • GoBus | Oktoberfest | Beerfest | Oktoberfest tours | Octoberfest | The worlds biggest beer festival 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.onthegotours.com [Source type: General]

^ Our festival will is held outdoors in a beer garden fashion under a ‘big-top’ tent.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

[3] So, smoking in the tents is still legal, but the tents usually have non-smoking areas.[4]. The sale of tobacco in the tents is legal now, but it's abandoned by agreement.
.2010 marks the 200th Anniversary of Oktoberfest.^ Germantown, MD Oct 3 - Oct 3, 2009 This year marks the 27th Anniversary of the Annual Germantown Oktoberfest!
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

Incidents

.A pipe bomb was set off in a dustbin at the restrooms at the main entrance on September 26, 1980 at 22:19. The bomb consisted of an empty fire extinguisher filled with 1.39 kilograms of TNT and mortar shells.^ The official Oktoberfest in Munich kicks off this Saturday, September 22, when Munich's mayor will tap into the first keg.
  • Oktoberfest || Jaunted 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

Thirteen people were killed, over 200 were injured, 68 seriously. .This was the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of Germany after the Munich Massacre.^ Avner even asks his mentor if the men he's targeting are really responsible for the Munich massacre, or just terrorists who the government wants eliminated.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ On the 5th of September, 1972, a group of Palestinian terrorists known as Black September snuck into the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany.
  • DVD Verdict Review - Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Tregenza gave it a 4 : This is not a film about Munich, its a film about Sept 11 and how should a civalised society response to terrorist attacks.
  • Munich reviews at Metacritic.com 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

Governmental authorities propounded a summary of official inquires, purporting that a right-wing extremist Gundolf Köhler from Donaueschingen, a social outcast who was killed in the explosion, was the lone perpetrator. However, this account is disputed strongly by various groups.[5]

Facts and data

Size

.The Oktoberfest is known as the Largest Volksfest (People's Fair) in the World.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ Oktoberfest: The world's largest public festival has been going strong for over 170 years, and is attended by around 6 million annual visitors.
  • Hotels in Munich | Munich Hotels | Flights to Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.libertytravel.com [Source type: General]

^ Los Angeles Oktoberfest will be filled with the greatest of tunes and music by the largest and most well known Bavarian band in the city: The Alemannia Music Foundation.
  • LA Oktoberfest: German Beers, Wines, Music, and More | Goldstar 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.goldstar.com [Source type: General]

[6] .In 1999 there were six and a half million visitors[7] to the 42 hectare Theresienwiese.^ It is the largest (public) festival in the world, each year attracting over six million visitors (72% Bavarians and 15% tourists).
  • German Food Guide - Oktoberfest 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC germanfoodguide.com [Source type: General]

72% of the people are from Bavaria.[8] .15% of visitors come from foreign countries like the surrounding EU-countries and other non-European countries including the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Brazil and Australia.^ Frankfurt throws more money at the arts than any other European city so you'll most likely catch a groundbreaking exhibition at one of its museums.
  • Munich Vacations - Hotels, sightseeing tours, train trips, transfers in Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.europeandestinations.com [Source type: General]

^ Creatif Hotel Elephant Munich Laemmerstrasse 6 1.1 mi The Creatif Hotel Elephant Munich is surrounded by many other retail establishments like theaters, cages, restaurants and bars.
  • Munich Hotels: 314 Cheap Munich Germany Hotel Deals 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.hotelscombined.com [Source type: General]

^ Africa & Middle East Asia Australia & South Pacific Central America & Caribbean Europe South America North America United States View All Alphabetically .
  • Oktoberfest || Jaunted 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

[9]
.Besides the Oktoberfest, there are other public festivals that take place at the same location, in April/May: The Munich Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival) and Winter Tollwood in December with 650,000 visitors.^ On the one hand there is the option of building up in-house knowledge and on the other there is a wide array of commercial service providers, most of them small and medium enterprises (SMEs), many of them located in the region of Munich.
  • Declaration of Independence: The LiMux Project in Munich — 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.osor.eu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ It is the largest (public) festival in the world, each year attracting over six million visitors (72% Bavarians and 15% tourists).
  • German Food Guide - Oktoberfest 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC germanfoodguide.com [Source type: General]

.After the Oktoberfest the next people fairs in size in Germany are the Cranger Kirmes in Herne (Wanne-Eickel) (the largest fair in Northrhine-Westphalia) with 4.7 million visitors, the Rheinkirmes in Düsseldorf (called Largest Fair on the Rhine) and the Freimarkt in Bremen (the oldest fair in Germany, held since 1035, and the biggest fair in Northern Germany) with about 4 million visitors per year each, followed by the Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart with about 3 million visitors each year and the "Schützenfest Hannover", the world's largest marksmen's Fun Fair in Hanover with about 2 million visitors per year.^ By 1960, the Oktoberfest was the largest festival in the world.
  • German Food Guide - Oktoberfest 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC germanfoodguide.com [Source type: General]

^ The next year about 1700 people attended the festival, and a band was brought in from Germany.
  • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

^ Oktoberfest has become known as the largest fair in the world as every year it brings together nearly 6 million people in Munich Bavaria Germany.
  • Oktoberfest Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: General]

Dates

Year Dates Special Features
2000 Sep. 16th - Oct. 3rd
2001 Sep. 22nd - Oct. 7th
2002 Sep. 21st - Oct. 6th
2003 Sep. 20th - Oct. 5th
2004 Sep. 18th - Oct. 3rd with ZLF*
2005 Sep. 17th - Oct. 3rd 17 Days
2006 Sep. 16th - Oct. 3rd 18 Days
2007 Sep. 22nd - Oct. 7th
2008 Sep. 20th - Oct. 5th 175th Oktoberfest (with ZLF*)
2009 Sep. 19th - Oct. 4th
2010 Sep. 18th - Oct. 3rd 200 Year Anniversary (with BLF)
2011 Sep. 17th - Oct. 3rd 17 Days
2012 Sep. 22nd - Oct. 7th
2013 Sep. 21st - Oct. 6th
2014 Sep. 20th - Oct. 5th
2015 Sep. 19th - Oct. 4th
*Bayerisches Zentral-Landwirtschaftsfest (Bavarian Central Agriculture Festival)
Traditional bavarian style Live-Music inside Fischer Vroni

Oktoberfest numbers (2007)

  • Area: 0.42 km2 (103.78 acres)
  • Seats in the festival halls: approx. 100,000
  • Visitors: 6.2 million
  • Beer: appr. .6,940,600 litres(126,900 litres non-alcoholic)
  • Wine: 79,624 liters
  • Sparkling wine: 32,047 litres
  • Coffee, tea: 222,725 litres
  • Water, lemonade: 909,765 ½ litres
  • Chicken: 521,872 units
  • Pork sausages: 142,253 pairs
  • Fish: 38,650 kg
  • Pork knuckles: 58,446 units
  • Oxen: 104 units,
  • Expenditure of electricity: 2.8 million kWh (as much as 14% of Munich's daily need or as much as a four person family will need in 52 years and 4 months)
  • Expenditure of gas: about 205,000
  • Expenditure of water: about 90,000 m³ (as much as 27% of Munich's daily need )
  • Waste: 678 t (2004)
  • Toilets: about 980 seated, more than 878 meters of urinals and 17 for disabled persons
  • Telephones: 83, also for international credit cards
  • Lost property: about 4000 items, among them 260 pairs of glasses, 200 mobile phones, wedding rings, and even crutches.^ More about Munich Marriott Hotel...
    • Munich hotels, Bavaria hotels, GERMANY hotels - Dilos Holiday World 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.dilos.com [Source type: General]

    ^ More than 200,000 are expected to attend.
    • Oktoberfest || Jaunted 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Oktoberfest attracts some six million visitors a year, most of whom enjoy the boisterous party atmosphere, accompanied by several mass (one-litre glasses) of beer.
    • Schmap Munich Guide 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

    [10]

Refuse and toilets

Signpost indicating the direction to the restrooms.
Nearly 1,000 tons of refuse result annually from the Oktoberfest. The mountains of refuse created are hauled away and the ways cleanly washed down each morning. .The cleaning is paid for in part by the city of Munich and in part by the sponsors.^ All of these delights play a part in making Munich the city where most Germans actually want to live.
  • easyJet.com - Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.easyjet.com [Source type: General]

^ Opera-going may be a serious endeavor in Munich, but it's also relaxed—honed by centuries of habit, and part and parcel with the laid-back rhythms of the city.
  • Munich at 850 | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

After 2004 the queues for toilets became so long that the police had to regulate the entrance. .To keep traffic moving through the restrooms, men headed for the toilets were directed to the "Pissoir" (giant enclosed grate) if they only needed to urinate.^ For after all these years, the authorities in Germany not only still have ways of making you talk, they have ways of keeping you silent as well.
  • Letters from Munich » Letter from Munich – 001 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC blogs.law.harvard.edu [Source type: Original source]

The number of toilets was increased in 2005 by 20%. Now approximately 1,800 toilets and urinals are available.
Many Oktoberfest guests visit the quiet stalls in order to use their cell phones. For this reason it was planned in the year 2005 to install a Faraday cage around the toilets or to use Mobile phone jammers to prevent telephoning with a mobile telephone. However jamming devices are not certified in Germany, and Faraday cages made of copper would be too expensive, so instead signs were placed warning toilet users not to use cell phones in the stalls.

Tents

There are currently fourteen main tents at the Oktoberfest. The tents themselves are non-permanent structures which are constructed for and only used during the festival. .The beer (or wine) served in each is in the accompanying table.^ French influences on Bavarian recipes sums up the cuisine, best accompanied with a glass of wine or a stein of beer.
  • Hotels in Munich | Munich Hotels | Flights to Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.libertytravel.com [Source type: General]


Name Brewery Seating
inside outside
Hippodrom Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu 3,200 1,000
Armbrustschützenzelt Paulaner 5,839 1,600
Hofbräu-Festzelt Hofbräu München 6,896 3,622
Hacker-Festzelt Hacker-Pschorr 6,900 2,400
Schottenhamel Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu 6,000 4,000
Winzerer Fähndl Paulaner 8,450 2,450
Schützen-Festhalle Löwenbräu 4,442 0
Käfers Wiesen Schänke Paulaner 1,000 1,900
Weinzelt Nymphenburger Sekt 1,300 600
Paulaner Weißbier
Löwenbräu-Festhalle Löwenbräu 5,700 2,800
Bräurosl Hacker-Pschorr 6,000 2,200
Augustiner-Festhalle Augustiner Bräu 6,000 2,500
Ochsenbraterei Spaten 5,900 1,500
Fischer Vroni Augustiner 2,695 700
Hacker-Festzelt (2003)
  • Hippodrom — One of the smaller tents, it's the first tent that many visitors see at the fest. .As well as serving normal Wiesn beer, it has a Sekt (sparkling wine) bar and Maß of Weißbier.^ It has a great bar, serving beer and cocktails.
    • Hostels in Munich | Book Online at Hostelworld.com 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.hostelworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Gasthaus will be serving German food in a beer tent behind the restaurant as well as in a beautiful Biergarten.
    • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

    Considered one of the trendiest tents, and attracts the occasional celebrity. .Traditionally in the evening the Oktoberfest band the Münchner Zwietracht plays all the Oktoberfest classics.
  • Armbrustschützenzelt — Translates as the "Crossbow Shooters Tent", a competition that has been a part of the Oktoberfest since 1895.
  • Hofbräu-Festzelt — The counterpart to the famous Hofbräuhaus, this tent is especially popular with Americans, Australians and New Zealanders.
  • Hacker-Festzelt — One of the largest tents on the Wiesn, they have a rock band that plays from 5:30 each evening (as opposed to the traditional brass band).^ Oktoberfest: One word says it all!
    • Hotels in Munich | Munich Hotels | Flights to Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.libertytravel.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All of these delights play a part in making Munich the city where most Germans actually want to live.
    • easyJet.com - Munich 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.easyjet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It was the largest museum to be built in Bavaria since the end of the War, and houses four museums under one roof: the State Gallery of Modern Art, the New Collection (comprising industrial design, graphic design and applied art), the Museum of Architecture and the Count's Collection.
    • Schmap Munich Art & Entertainment 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

    .This tent is also known as "Himmel der Bayern" (Heaven of the Bavarians)
  • Schottenhamel — Reckoned to be the most important tent at the Oktoberfest, mainly because it is where it starts.^ Hofbruhaus and Oktoberfest Oktoberfest (2003) The Hofbruhaus am Platzl is arguably the most well-known beer hall, located in the city center.

    ^ The Glyptothek on Knigsplatz The city has several important art galleries, most of which can be found in the Kunstareal, including the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, and the Pinakothek der Moderne.

    ^ It also operates the second largest tent at the Oktoberfest, perhaps Munich's most famous attraction.

    .On the first Saturday of the event, no beer is allowed to be served until the mayor of Munich (currently Christian Ude) taps the first keg, at 12pm.^ Nightlife In the event that a day in Munich wasn't enough to wear you out completely, Munich also offers a wide range of nightclubs to spend the hours until breakfast.
    • Schmap Munich Art & Entertainment 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Beer plays a central role in the fair, with every festival beginning with a keg of beer tapped by the Mayor of Munich who declares O''zapft is!
    • Oktoberfest Munich Reservations - Oktoberfest Munich - Oktoberfest Tickets - Oktoberfest Tent Reservations 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.empiretickets.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Politics Munich's current mayor is Christian Ude of the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany).

    .Only then can the other tents begin to serve beer.^ Seven beer tents offer only locally-brewed beers and we recommend getting there for the opening day of the festival for the "Bierprobe"—the first tapping and trying of the beer.
    • Oktoberfest || Jaunted 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.jaunted.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Gasthaus will be serving German food in a beer tent behind the restaurant as well as in a beautiful Biergarten.
    • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

    .Very popular amongst younger people.
  • Winzerer Fähndl — This tent is noted for its huge tower, with a Maß of Paulaner beer sitting atop it.
  • Schützen-Festhalle — This is a mid-sized tent.^ Helles with its translucent gold colour is the most popular Munich beer today, although its not very old (only introduced in 1895).

    .Situated under the Bavaria statue, the current tent was newly built in 2004.
  • Käfers Wiesen Schänke — The smallest tent at the Oktoberfest, it is frequented by celebrities, and is known for its especially good food.^ The food is good and portions are generous; the wiener schnitzel and the roast pork are especially tasty.
    • Schmap Munich Art & Entertainment 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Mayor of Munich opens this Oktoberfest celebration at midday with the customary tapping of the barrel at the foot of the statue of Bavaria on Theresienwiese.
    • Schmap Munich Guide 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lancaster, PA Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2009 Lancaster's oldest traditional German Oktoberfest under the pavilion and big tents.
    • Food From Germany - Oktoberfests in North America, 2009 23 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.germanfoods.org [Source type: General]

    .In contrast to the other tents (which must close by 11pm), it is open until 0:30am, but it can be very difficult to get in.
  • Weinzelt — This tent offers a selection of more than 15 wines, as well as Weißbier.
  • Löwenbräu-Festhalle — Above the entrance is a 4.50 meter (15 foot) lion who occasionally drinks from his beer.^ Out of more than 17,000 entries, Smithsonian and its readers select the year's best .
    • Munich at 850 | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ A 2-week-long fair, it offers a wide selection of rollercoasters and several large beer tents ("Bierzelte").

    ^ In the first half of 2008 alone, more than 50 representatives from a dozen other public administrations and consultants have visited Munich to learn about the migration project.
    • Declaration of Independence: The LiMux Project in Munich — 28 January 2010 0:31 UTC www.osor.eu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This is overshadowed by another tower where another drinking lion sits.
  • Bräurosl (Hacker-Pschorr) — Named after the daughter of the original brewery owner (Pschorr), this tent has the usual brass band and a yodeler.
  • Augustiner-Festhalle — Considered by many locals to be the best tent, due to the fact it sells the favourite local brew, Augustiner, from individually tapped wooden kegs rather than stainless steel vats used by the other tents.
  • Ochsenbraterei — True to its name, this tent offers a great variety of ox dishes.
  • Fischer Vroni — Another of the smaller tents.^ Any of the products of Munich's famous "big six" breweries—Augustiner, Paulaner, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Spaten and Hacker-Pschorr—will do, but traditionalists prefer Weiss (white) beer, made mostly from wheat.
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    ^ Seven beer tents offer only locally-brewed beers and we recommend getting there for the opening day of the festival for the "Bierprobe"—the first tapping and trying of the beer.
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    ^ And to fill your stein, we offer many German wines and beers, their American counterparts, and a variety of soft drinks.
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    .Fisch is the German word for fish and this tent carries a huge selection in its menu.
  • Das Wiesnzelt am Stiglmaierplatz — The tent at the historic Löwenbräukeller is just steps away from the Oktoberfest and offers genuine Wiesn-atmosphere without the usual closing time, all other tents are bound to.^ We offer reservations in all large Oktoberfest tents according to availability.
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    ^ Other gothic churches are the former graveyard chapels of St. Peter, the Kreuzkirche, and of the Frauenkirche, St Salvator but also the former Augustinerkirche which serves today as German Hunting and Fishing Museum.

    ^ A 2-week-long fair, it offers a wide selection of rollercoasters and several large beer tents ("Bierzelte").

    Tickets are available online.

Price of a Maß

Spaten-Krug Oktoberfest 2006
.One of the biggest talking points among citizens of Munich in the lead-up to the Oktoberfest each year is how much a litre of beer will cost.^ Oktoberfest attracts some six million visitors a year, most of whom enjoy the boisterous party atmosphere, accompanied by several mass (one-litre glasses) of beer.
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^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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^ Comments Munich is definitely not the only place in Germany that knows how to celebrate with beer, and this weekend's Guardian UK had a great alternative Oktoberfest tip: head to Straubing , home to the second largest beer festival in Germany and one that might be more authentic than the one we know and love.
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Officially stated price ranges:
  • 2005: € 6.65 - € 7.10
  • 2006: € 6.95 - € 7.50
  • 2007: € 7.30 - € 7.90
  • 2008: € 8.00 - € 8.30
  • 2009: € 8.30 - € 8.60

See also

References

http://munich-oktoberfest-club.com - free international oktoberfest fan club

External links

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The Frauenkirche in the Munich city center.
The Frauenkirche in the Munich city center.
.Munich (German: München) [1] is the capital city of Bavaria, the largest federal state of Germany (by area - not by population).^ Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady): Also known locally as Liebfrauenkirche, Munich's largest church nearly collapsed altogether when the city was bombed in 1945.
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^ The capital of the state of Paraná is a melting pot of such diverse cultures as Dutch, Polish, Arabian, German, Ukrainian, Italian and Japanese cultures, amongst many others!
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^ Beyond the city, Bavaria is a mountainous region of Germany, and the country's highest peak is at the nearby Austrian border.
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.Within the city limits, Munich has a population of more than 1.3 million, making it the third most populous city in Germany.^ Munich Munich is Germany's third largest city and one of Europe's most prosperous cities.
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^ Situated in the heart of Munich is one of the few large and famous international hotels which has been run by its owner for more than 100 years.
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^ The city has a population of about 1.3 million and the Munich metropolitan area is home to around 3 million people.
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The urban area, which sprawls on the foothills of the Alps, has a population of about 2.7 million.
.Munich is noted for its architecture and culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration is world famous.^ It's located next to the Theresienwiese, site of the world-famous Oktoberfest; near the Stachus shopping district; a short distance from the Deutsches Theater and the city's lively beer houses; and in close proximity to the metro and the central railway system.
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^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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^ Tryp Hotel Munich Comfortable and affordable hotel, next to the site of Oktoberfest celebrations – Elegant decor and warm hospitality make for a pleasant stay at this 6-story hotel in the heart of Munich.
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.Munich's cultural scene is second to none in Germany, with the museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality.^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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^ Welcome to Munich The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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Many travelers to Munich are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. .Although it was heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city center appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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^ After World War II, Schwabing had a revival, and has since become Munich's trendiest neighborhood, populated by models, fashion editors, and the like.
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^ Film Museum: Since before World War II, Berlin's film industry has rivaled Hollywood, and it thrives today as one of Europe's premier cinematic cities.
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Munich Nymphenburg
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Munich Nymphenburg
  • City Center (Marienplatz/Isartor/Karlsplatz/Odeonsplatz)- The city center is made up largely of the Karlsplatz (also known as "Stachus" by the locals) and the pedestrian shopping zone that leads down to Marienplatz square, which are the main tourist hangouts.^ Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady): Also known locally as Liebfrauenkirche, Munich's largest church nearly collapsed altogether when the city was bombed in 1945.
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    ^ Eden Wolff Hotel is a 3 star hotel in the center of Munich, at short walking distance from the splendid sights and excellent shopping facilities that Munich has to offer.
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    ^ The Best Western Atrium Hotel in Munich is ideally located directly in the heart of the city in a quiet side-street, between the city's central train station and the famous Theresienwiese, and only a 10 minute walk to Karlspatz, Stachus, the beginning of shopping mall and all main attractions like Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt and the fairground.
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    .However, for ease of use, the areas directly around these squares should be included in the city center.^ Set in the city centre, very close to the famous Stachus square and the pedestrian area, 700 metres from the Marienplatz including Culture and Theatre centres and movie area about 200 metres.
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    ^ The city has a population of about 1.3 million and the Munich metropolitan area is home to around 3 million people.
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    ^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    .The city center is usually defined as the area within the old walled city, now most distinctly recognizable by the traffic loop known as the Altstadtring, although there are many portions of the historical walls still visible.^ Munich is an old city, criss-crossed with many streets.
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    ^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    ^ Arrive in Curitiba, named best-organized city in South America, now a model for many Western industrialized nations!
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    Most notable are of course the gates at Stachus, Isartor and Sendlingertor (all located at U-Bahn/S-Bahn stations).
  • Schwabing/Maxvorstadt (University area) - Schwabing (as well as the neighboring Maxvorstadt) is the upscale academic district. Its trendy but charming neighborhood immediately beyond the Ludwig-Maximilian Universität (try blue/orange metro stops Universität or Münchener Freiheit) is filled with small coffee houses, expensive but impressive shoe stores, bookstores and specialty restaurants from around the world. Schwabing has always been an "in" place to live, and looking at the shady tree-lined streets, it's not difficult to imagine why. .Leopoldstraße (get out at Universität or Münchner Freiheit) also offers extensive sidewalk cafes including some famous internationally known American coffee emporiums.
  • Olympic area/Olympia Einkaufzentrum - Built on Munich's former airport Oberwiesenfeld, this is the area of the 1972 Olympic Games.^ The route passes some of Munich's finest sights, including Olympic Park, the Leopoldstrasse in Schwabing, and the Odeonsplatz.
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    .If you climb on the hills heaped up from the debris of the Second World War, you'll have a great overview of the site, especially worthwhile if there is a concert in the Olympic Stadium.
  • Haidhausen - The district around the Ostbahnhof (Eastern Station) is well-known for its clubbing area, Kultfabrik (formerly known as Kunstpark Ost, most locals will be familiar with the old name), where you can party in more than 30 clubs and discos.^ Kunstpark Ost : Once a factory, this sprawling propey is today an arcade of bars, restaurants, and dance clubs.
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    ^ The Silverstar Band also from Vancouver, BC., are known to be quite versatile in their playing as well, from old-fashioned polkas or waltzes to rock music.
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    ^ Not many European cities have more than one Michelin-rated "three-star" restaurant, so you may be surprised at the abundance of gourmet food found in this city best known for its herb-flavored white-veal sausages.
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    Also check out the many bars and restaurants in the Optimolwerke right next door. .There are also several quaint sidestreets in this quarter featuring small houses virtually unchanged in several hundreds of years.
  • Neuhausen & Nymphenburg - One of the more relaxing districts, where the atmosphere causes residents and visitors alike to forget they are in a city of over a million.^ Schloss Nymphenburg : This was the royal Wittelsbach's summer country house, and is a more sophisticated palace than the Residenz.
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    ^ La Crosse , WI Sep 25 - Oct 3, 2009 For more than 40 years, this blending of the German Oktoberfest with Americanized style has been a happy one.
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    .Take any tram with the end stop Romanplatz, for example the 12, and get out there, or get out at Rotkreuzplatz and relax in a beer garden or enjoy some ice cream or a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants.^ There will be a beer garden and entertainment in Friendship Park.
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    ^ It is only 12 minutes by foot to the train station and is convenient for many restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.
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    ^ You won't want to miss out savoring some German beers along with the traditional Bavarian Inn pretzels.
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    .Both of these neighborhoods are virtually undiscovered by tourists even though Neuhausen is home to a popular night club and the world's largest beer garden.^ The world's largest beer garden, seating over 8,000, was built here in 1890 but the park, with its large oak and chestnut trees, remains a tranquil retreat and an excellent spot for a summer picnic or game of chess.
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    ^ The hotel is sited on the edge of the 900-acre English Garden Park, Europe's largest city park, which is famous for its beer gardens and monuments, including the Monopteros and the Chinese Tower.
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    ^ Found right in the heart of Schwabing, within a short distance of the English Garden, the world’s largest city park, and Muenchener Freiheit underground station.
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    .What's more astounding is that, while millions of tourists flock to Munich in the summer months and September and October for Oktoberfest, few find their way to the tranquil Schloss Nymphenburg gardens.
  • Thalkirchen - This district around the banks of the river Isar is a recreational area for many residents of Munich.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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    ^ The Reinbold Hotel in Munich is located quietly in a back road, in the vicinity of the hotel you will find lots of sights and interesting places to go such as the Oktoberfest, various beer gardens and restaurants as well as numerous shopping areas.
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    ^ A few steps from the main station you will find the A&O Hotel in Munich.
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    The zoo Hellabrunn is located here and in warm summer nights many bonfires are lit on the Flaucher, sand banks of the Isar.

Understand

.When Germans are polled about where they would most like to live, Munich finds its way consistently at the top of the list.^ Fremont, WA date to be announced Like the Oktoberfest in Munich, the Fremont Oktoberfest would not be true to its name if it were not complete with a constant flow of great beer.
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^ Would you like to see specific prices for hotel rooms in Munich?
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^ If you would like your Oktoberfest event to be listed on this page, please email us.
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.Within easy driving distance of the Alps, and some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, it's not surprising that everyone wants to live here!^ Located within walking distance of most hotels, Helen's Festhalle is the spot for authentic German bands, food, beer, and fun.
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^ Live bands perform most nights, as do some super talented DJs who scratch the acetate off 12" records.
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^ In addition to containing some of Europe's most beautiful mountain scenery, Munich is also the home of the biergarten .
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Add to its benefit the beautiful architecture, especially Baroque and Rococo, green countryside which starts a mere half hour away on the S-Bahn, the second largest university in Germany, and the greatest beer culture on the planet; could there be anything wrong with Munich? Yes and no. The Bavarians are very conservative (although, Munich itself traditionally has a Social Democratic municipal council), to the point of being reactionary. This can make it tough to get to know them, and at the very least, will lead to more than a few raised eyebrows at your ripped denim shorts.
There's a price to pay for living in a city where everyone else wants to be: Munich is the most expensive city in Germany. But all in all, its advantages make a visit more than worthwhile. .Just be aware that outrageous clothing will raise more than a few eyebrows!^ Situated in the heart of Munich is one of the few large and famous international hotels which has been run by its owner for more than 100 years.
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^ Bayerischer Hof Hotel Munich, Bavaria Situated in the heart of Munich is one of the few large and famous international hotels which has been run by its owner for more than 100 years....
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.The people of Munich don't want their city to be recognized only as a city connected to beer and the Oktoberfest.^ Frankenmuth is the first Oktoberfest outside of Munich to be sanctioned by the Parliament and the City of Munich.
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^ Pittsburgh, PA date to be announced You don't have to travel to Munich for real German Oktoberfest fun.
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^ But throughout the year, Munich is the perfect place to engage with the people of a German city that has thrived since the Middle Ages.
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.In fact, the Bavarian Kings had their share to do with Munich becoming a city of arts and science in the 19th century.^ Munich is also a major city for performing arts, with 4 orchestras, a ballet company, and a world-renowned opera company.
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^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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^ By the 1910s, Munich was well on its way to becoming the modern European city we know today.
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Its outstanding position among other German cities may have faded, especially due to Berlin becoming the German capital again in the 1990s, but Munich still remains Germany's number-one place for art, having been the home or birthplace of many famous writers, artists, architects, and musicians, including:
.Egid Quirin Asam, François de Cuvilliés, Johann Michael Fischer, Albrecht Dürer, architects Barelli and Zuccalli (credited with bringing the Italian baroque style to Munich, a style that would become omnipresent throughout Bavaria), Leo von Klenze, Franz von Lenbach, Wassily Kandinsky and the artists of the Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) School of Expressionist art.^ Eine brennende Silvesterrakete geriet auf das Dach eines Hauses in der Albrecht-Dürer-Strasse und entzündete das Gebälk des Dachstuhls.

.Thomas Mann and Lion Feuchtwanger are famous German writers that lived in Munich until they were driven out of the city by the Nazis because of their religion and/or political attitude.^ Thousands of Bavarians break out their lederhosen and feathered caps, thoroughly embarrassing their north German countrymen, not that they care.
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^ Artists, writers, poets, and musicians of the era made their home here, including Richard Wagner and Thomas Mann.
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^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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Get in

By plane

Munich International Airport [2] (IATA: MUC; ICAO: EDDM) is the second biggest German airport and has two terminals. Terminal 2 is used by Lufthansa [3] and its partner airlines from Star Alliance [4]. All other airlines use the older Terminal 1. The Munich airport is located outside of Munich in a northeastern suburb. Due to the increased number of flights, the airport has expanded and now offers connections to most domestic airports in Germany, as well as many international airports elsewhere. .Intercontinental destinations include Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Doha, Bangkok and many others.^ You could easily mistake this for Los Angeles or New York.
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^ Menu items include escalopes of veal, chicken with chanterelles, and Mediterranean ratatouille, among many others.
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If you are unable to fly to Munich directly, you can arrange a transfer via Frankfurt. Flight time from Frankfurt to Munich is about 35 minutes.
.Munich Airport has been named the winner of the "Best Airport in Europe" award for the third year in a row in an international survey of close to eight million passengers worldwide.^ ARD International Music Competition: Every year over 500 musicians from around the world come to Munich to compete here.
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Passengers also ranked Munich #4 in the worldwide rankings behind Asian hubs Hong Kong International Airport, Incheon International Airport, and Singapore Changi Airport in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2007.
The airport connects to central Munich by S-Bahn (commuter train) on S1 or S8 lines basically every 20 minutes between 4AM and midnight. .The journey (single) costs €9.20 (or €10.00 for a day pass) and takes about 40 minutes to get to the central station.^ AM – 9:30 PM Admission Tickets (Single Day): $6.00 in advance, $7.50 at the door For more information, visit the Crossville Oktoberfest web page.
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For more information see the get around section. Lufthansa also offers an hourly bus to/from the main train station that is comparably priced (travel time can vary as subject to traffic).

By train

.Most major European cities connect to Munich by rail.^ Munich is also a major city for performing arts, with 4 orchestras, a ballet company, and a world-renowned opera company.
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^ By the 1910s, Munich was well on its way to becoming the modern European city we know today.
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^ The BMW International Open: Since 1985, the BMW International Open at the Munich Eichenried Golf Club has been one of the major golf tournaments on the European tour.
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.Munich's Hauptbahnhof [5](main station) is conveniently located in the center of Munich.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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.The Deutsche Bahn [6] uses Munich as one of its main German hubs and has good connections to neighboring countries (Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Italy) and to all southern German cities.^ The bus network serves all parts of the city well, and is an inexpensive way of getting from one side to another.
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^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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.The main station is west of Marienplatz (two S-Bahn stations) or a short walk away from the city center.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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The main station also has a traveler-friendly infrastructure including several restaurants, a tourist's bureau and a Deutsche Bahn ticket and travel agency office.

By car

Highways from many directions lead to Munich, however they often get congested at peak times and on weekends, especially during the ski season. .For day trips to Munich, it's probably best to leave your car in a Park&Ride car park (see the Get around section).^ Dance the polka and try out your yodeling skills in our contests and eat the best German food around.
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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Munich public transport map (click to enlarge). <a name=.Metro lines are blue, train lines green, tram lines red, bus routes orange."^ Notes: 5-euro (grey), 10-euro (red), 10-euro (blue), 50-euro (orange), 100-euro (green), 200-euro (yellow-brown), and 500-euro (purple).
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Munich public transport map (click to enlarge). Metro lines are blue, train lines green, tram lines red, bus routes orange.
The best way to travel around Munich is the Tram (streetcar), bus and U-Bahn (subway) system. For connections to the suburbs use the S-Bahn. You can get individual, group, day and week tickets. The metro (U-Bahn) stations are signed with a white capital "U" on a blue background. To go to the suburbs or the airport, use the S-Bahn, signed with a white "S" on green background. .All lines come together in a tunnel in central Munich.^ Oktoberfest is Montgomery County Maryland’s flagship Upcounty event at which people from all over come together to celebrate our community and heritage.
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The Munich MVV website [7] has maps of the U-Bahn and the S-Bahn network that shows the zones and rings, and maps of the Park&Ride car parks attached to U-bahn stations (under the Pläne menu), as well as timetables. The official urban rail network map [8]is indispensable.
.Single trips in a single zone such as the city center cost €2.30, but the four-zone journey from the airport is a whopping €9.20. Thus, if you arrive at the airport and intend to explore Munich by the public system, the best option is to buy a €10.00 Gesamtnetz whole-network day ticket.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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^ The herring and sausages are highly regarded as the best in Munich, while entrees such as poulet de Bresse chicken and smoked fish with shrimp are equally as tasty and sought after.
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^ CSD is actually a whole weekend, and is officially opened with a parade through the city center.
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If you are not travelling alone, then purchase the group version ("Partner") of the ticket, allowing up to 5 adults to travel. This ticket will let you travel to and from the airport and all the S-Bahn and U-Bahn stops, as well as on the buses.
.A day ticket is worth buying if you plan to take more than two trips on the same day.^ For more than 40 years, K has been and still is the biggest international trade fair for plastics and rubber, and takes place once every three years.
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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^ AM – 9:30 PM Admission Tickets (Single Day): $6.00 in advance, $7.50 at the door For more information, visit the Crossville Oktoberfest web page.
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.It's available in single person and group ("Partner") versions, the latter for up to five adults traveling together, and is valid until 6AM the next morning.^ This is an event for a single person wanting to make new friends or a group of 40!
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^ TTI Travel brings market partners together, making their presence at our partner trade shows effortless and profitable.
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The day card is available for four areas:
Area Zone Single Group Note
Inner district (Innenraum) White €5.00 €9.00 Enough to explore the city
Inner district (Innenraum) 3 Day card White €12.30 €21.00
Outer district (Außenraum) Green, yellow, red €5.00 €9.00 Does not cover city center
Munich XXL (München XXL) White and green €6.70 €11.80 Good for trips to Dachau
Entire network (Gesamtnetz) All €10.00 €18.00 Allows travel to/from airport
.If you are staying longer than 3 days in Munich, a good option is to buy a weekly ticket.^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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The week ticket is valid from Monday to Monday. The price of the week ticket depends on the number of rings you want to travel during the week (starting from the center of the city). Almost all U-Bahn stations are within the rings 1-4.
.For several journeys on different days the blue strip card (Streifenkarte), with 10 strips, is a better value than buying lots of individual tickets.^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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.The cost is €11.00, and may be purchased at dispensing machines at every station.^ The cost is $11.00 US per person at the door, or call (360)933-1170 for advance tickets.
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You need to use two strips for each colored ring on the map. If you are making several trips in a day, the day ticket is a better option.
.If you plan to explore Munich and see all the sights and tourist attractions, buy the Munich CityTourCard[9].^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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It is a ticket valid for all public transport services in Munich and a discount card for many tourist attractions like museums, sightseeing, shopping or gastronomy. .It is available in six versions (single and group tickets) and with validity for one or three days.^ AM – 9:30 PM Admission Tickets (Single Day): $6.00 in advance, $7.50 at the door For more information, visit the Crossville Oktoberfest web page.
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For individuals:
  • valid for 1 day in the inner area of Munich for € 9.80
  • valid for 3 days in the inner area of Munich for € 18.80
  • valid for 3 days in the entire area of Munich for € 29.50
For groups up to five people:
  • valid for 1 day in the inner area of Munich for € 16.00
  • valid for 3 days in the inner area of Munich for € 29.90
  • valid for 3 days in the entire area of Munich for € 48.00
.A leaflet with information about the discount offers of the partners and a map of the city center and a plan of the metro-, suburban railway- and tram-network are included.^ Board the tremzinho (cogwheel railway) up to the top of Corcovado Mountain for a bird's eye view of the center of the city from the center of the city!
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It is available at the ticket vending machines in all suburban railway, metro, tram and bus stations. Furthermore you can buy the Munich CityTourCard at the MVG customer centrer as well as in selected hotels and online. [10]
.All tickets, except for the weekly tickets must be stamped to be valid; without a stamp the ticket is invalid and you are can be fined €40 if you don't have a valid ticket.^ The party of all parties you don’t want to miss!!
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Stamping machines (Entwerter) are found at the entrance to the S-Bahn or U-Bahn platforms, and on the buses and trams. .In most other German cities, passengers can validate tickets on the train; however, this is not the case in Munich, so be sure you validate your tickets before boarding any U-Bahn or S-Bahn train.^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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^ Meet your fellow travelers for a complementary caipirinha or other tropical drink before attending a Rodizio, an All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue (included).
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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Munich's underground trains
Munich's underground trains
Public transportation operates with only limited service from 2AM to 5AM. The U-Bahn (Metro) doesn't operate at all, and the tram and some buses operate only on the hour from Monday to Friday, and on the half hour on the weekend. On Friday, Saturday and nights before public holidays, there is a single S-Bahn on each line between 2:30AM and 3AM. So if you're staying out late, try to get the schedule of the so called Nachttram (night tram) in advance or don't leave the place before 5AM (or you can take a taxi of course).
.If you plan on exploring Munich and Bavaria via regional trains, consider getting a Bayern Ticket [11], good on all regional trains within Bavaria, all Munich MVV transportation, and trains to Salzburg for up to five people for only €28 a day.^ Flights to Munich Sign up for our newsletter: Thank You for Registering!
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^ Bavarian Regional Music Festival: Over 180 bands, totaling more than 10,000 musicians, come from all over Bavaria, Germany, and other countries to perform their Bavarian music for 3 days.
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The Bayern Ticket is good on any weekday after 9AM and on any weekend day (all day).
.If you plan to travel on a weekend, exploring Munich and taking a regional Deutsche Bahn train to another city anywhere in Germany in the same day, consider getting a Deutsche Bahn Schoenes Wochenende ticket.^ Pittsburgh, PA date to be announced You don't have to travel to Munich for real German Oktoberfest fun.
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This ticket covers all DB regional train travel and all Munich S-Bahn travel for up to five people for a single weekend day for €35.
Schönes-Wochenende-Tickets and Bayern-Tickets are only valid on regional train services (red) but not on IntercityExpress and Inter/Eurocity trains (white). Additionally, both tickets are valid on trains run by the BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn) and ALEX (Arriva-Länderbahn-Express).

By bike

.With over 200km of bike trails, one of the very best ways to explore the city is on a bicycle.^ The bus network serves all parts of the city well, and is an inexpensive way of getting from one side to another.
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Guided tours are available, or for the independent-minded, rentals and maps are available at the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) and other areas of the city.
Bikes can also be rented by the Call-A-Bike system, which is run by Deutsche Bahn (national rail service). .You need to call a number listed on the bikes from your mobile phone and register with the callabike.de website in order to use them.^ If you're returning, you'll probably already have this on your list of to-dos.
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.The service is convenient, as you just spot an available bike throughout the city and just leave it at your destination.^ Just a tip, if you want a GREAT tour of the city, tours leave from the Wombat Hostel every day at 11---go with Ozzy, without question the best tour I\'ve ever been on.
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^ To ensure your spot, we encourage you to book as early as possible.
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However, this is not an economical alternative if you are planning many trips in a single day. .In that case, it is better to get a day or multiday rental from one of the rental services located throughout central Munich.^ Munich is absolutely amazing--I was only there for one day, but I had a great time and am already planning to go back.
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^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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^ K&K Hotel am Harras Superb service, comfortable accommodations, and a central location near the Oktoberfest and Munich's best restaurants, beer gardens, and shopping make this hotel a top pick.
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  • Mike's Bike Tour [12], located near the Hofbräuhaus, offers historical tours of the city.
  • Discover Munich [13] offers free bike tours around Munich's old town and the Engish Garden.
  • Free Bike Tour with Lenny- meet at Marienplatz everyday in the summer at 11 and 4 next to fountain.
.Munich is a bike-friendly city that assigns many paths (especially along river Isar and in the parks, even in the city center) for joint usage by pedestrians and bikers alike.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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^ Haidhausen : Slightly off the main tourist track, Haidhausen is located on the right bank of the Isar River, and is the city's main Bohemian hangout.
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^ Munich is an old city, criss-crossed with many streets.
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This is a notorious source of trouble since strollers tend to ignore the bike traffic to the detriment of everybody involved.

Virtual Tour

You can take a virtual tour to view the points of interest on City Panoramas Munich [14].
Skeleton on a bicycle, Deutsches Museum
Skeleton on a bicycle, Deutsches Museum
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site — An incredible and sobering experience, this is a worthwhile excursion. Not recommended for small children. Tours depart from Munich; the memorial has audio guides and guided tours as well. See the listing at Dachau.
  • Deutsches Museum [15], located in Haidhausen. .The Deutsches Museum is quite probably the largest technical museums in the world.^ Deutsches Museum ( German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology): This is the largest technological museum in the world, with a great collection of historic artifacts and interactive exhibits.
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    It has a hands-on, interactive section for natural science, engineering, construction, etc. as well as an impressive collection of full-scale aerospace vehicles. Plan lots of time if you want to try and see everything. .There is also a major transportation exhibition branch located near Theresienhöhe (above the Oktoberfest grounds).
  • Pinakotheken [16] — The Alte Pinakothek features 15-18th century religious paintings, the Neue Pinakothek 19-20th century Impressionist and Expressionist art and the Pinakothek der Moderne has 20th century paintings, modern art, design and architecture sections.
  • Statue of the Bavaria, Theresienhöhe 16 (U4 or U5 to Theresienwiese), +49-89-290671, [17].^ It's located next to the Theresienwiese, site of the world-famous Oktoberfest; near the Stachus shopping district; a short distance from the Deutsches Theater and the city's lively beer houses; and in close proximity to the metro and the central railway system.
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    ^ Location: Puyallup Fair Grounds Admission: $8 children under twelve are free with adult For more information, visit the the Oktoberfest Northwest website web page.
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    ^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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    A nearly 20 m high statue, standing on the west border of Theriesienwiese next to the Hall of Fame. There is a small viewing platform inside her head. €3.00/€2.00.
  • Glyptothek [18] — Antique Grecian sculpture collection housed in an impressive classical Greek building. .Certainly worth a visit in the center of the museum district.
  • National Museum of Egyptian Art [19] — In the Royal Residence.
  • National Bavarian Museum [20] — One of the most important cultural history museums in Europe, housing a large collection of European artifacts from the Middle Ages until early 20th century.^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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    ^ It was the Bavarian rulers' official residence until 1918, and has been added to and rebuilt over the centuries, giving it various architectural styles.
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    ^ The Bavarian city of Munich has evolved into the archetypal German city, with culture and history that rival Berlin and Frankfurt.
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    .There's a wide range of important antiques here, from medieval armor to pottery, from furniture to porcelain, and seasonally displaying the world's largest collection of nativity scene sets.
  • Die Neue Sammlung (Museum of Applied Arts) [21] — Founded in 1925, this design museum displays around 70,000 objects in the world's largest permanent collection on design.
  • German Theatre Museum — Founded around 100 years old, the German Theatre Museum is full of memorabilia and offers an insight into the development of German Theatre.
  • City Museum of Munich [22] — Offers a fascinating insight into the diverse history of Munich.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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    ^ The city's German heritage, tradition and values emerge in full bloom.
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    ^ Oct 16th '10, Saturday: Head for São Paulo, the world's second largest city & South America's industrial powerhouse south of the Rio Grande!
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    .Houses eye-opening displays of war torn Munich as well as an excellent musical instruments museum and puppetry museum (both of which stand as exemplary collections on their own!^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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    ^ Antikensammlungen : The Museum of Antiquities houses an interesting collection that includes a great many Greek vases originally stockpiled by Ludwig I, who had his own vision of Munich becoming the new Athens.
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    ). Seasonal exhibitions are also usually worthwhile.
  • Jewish Museum [23] — Newly opened museum at St. Jakobsplatz with one permanent exhibition which illuminates aspects of Jewish history and culture in Munich, and a range of changing exhibitions.
The Villa Stuck, showcasing a private collection of Jugendstil art.
The Villa Stuck, showcasing a private collection of Jugendstil art.
  • Villa Stuck [24] — A collection of Jugendstil art primarily by Franz von Stuck. .Interesting seasonal exhibitions as well, all located in a well maintained historical mansion once owned by the artist including period furniture.
  • Schack Gallery [25] — A private collection of 19th Century art.
  • Lenbach House [26] — A gallery exhibiting numerous works of the Blauer Reiter school of German expressionist art (Kandinsky, Macke, Mark).^ Oct 12th '10, Tuesday: After breakfast we take off for the prosperous town of Blumenau, the heart of German colonization of the 19th century.
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    ^ Alte Pinakothek : Munich's most important art museum houses one of Europe's most significant collections of art.
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    Highly recommended.
  • Haus der Kunst [27] — An exhibition hall that flaunts its National Socialist architectural design, presents ever-changing graphic arts exhibitions.
  • Museum Brandhorst [28] — Most recent addition to Munich's museum district; a collection of modern and contemporary art (paintings, sculptures and installations) by Udo and Anette Brandhorst.
  • The BMW Museum [29] — For a BMW enthusiast, this museum is a must see on your itinerary.
  • The Treasury in the Munich Residenz [30] — A stunning collection of Bavarian Royal jewels, furniture and art.
Englisher Garten
Englisher Garten
  • Englischer Garten [31] located in Schwabing. Entry is free, and it is a wonderful place to relax. Munich's second-biggest beer garden is located here and it is a nice place to stay and talk to the locals. .Just drive to "Münchner Freiheit" or "Ostbahnhof" by S- or U-Bahn and take bus number 54 to "Chinesischer Turm".
  • Riemer Park was built from the area of the 2005 German Garden Festival (BuGa 2005).^ Festival goers will enjoy the beer gardens, traditional German foods, arts, crafts and games.
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    ^ German food, entertainment, heritage museum, authentic gifts, are just a few of our festival's attractions.
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    This huge park with a lake remains a top recreation spot. .On a hot day take U2 to Messestadt West and don't forget your swimsuit!
  • Hirschgarten located in Neuhausen— Enjoy a drink amongst deer at Munich's biggest beer garden.^ So, don’t forget to wear your lederhosen and dirndl!
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    ^ Festival goers will enjoy the beer gardens, traditional German foods, arts, crafts and games.
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    .With a capacity for over 8000, you only need to find out who is buying the drinks!
  • Tierpark Hellabrunn (The Munich Zoo) is in Thalkirchen— Even if you're not a zoo enthusiast, there is plenty to keep you interested at one of the world's largest zoos.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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    ^ Hellabrunn Zoo: One of the largest zoos in the world, it houses hundreds of exotic beasts, birds, lizards, and all sorts of creatures in carefully reproduced habitats.
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    ^ Put simply, if you want to tap into the vital European business market, you need to be at the Munich Trade Fairs with TTI Travel, the Trade Fair Travel Specialists!
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    .See animals roaming in their natural habitats, take the little ones to the childrens zoo, and look up above in the large aviary.^ Hellabrunn Zoo: One of the largest zoos in the world, it houses hundreds of exotic beasts, birds, lizards, and all sorts of creatures in carefully reproduced habitats.
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    ^ This is a great place to take kids, and there is even a large children's area.
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    .You can visit the zoo daily 8AM to 6PM (in winter 9AM-5PM); admission is 9€ ($11) for adults, 6€ ($7.20) for students and seniors, 4.50€ ($5.40) for children ages 4 to 14, and free for children 3 and under.^ Admission charged, children under 16 years free.
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    ^ Location: Puyallup Fair Grounds Admission: $8 children under twelve are free with adult For more information, visit the the Oktoberfest Northwest website web page.
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    ^ Free Admission makes it an affordable, fun time for all ages.
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    To reach the park, you can take bus no. 52, leaving the Marienplatz, or U-Bahn U3 to Thalkirchen. (Zoo website)
  • Schloss Nymphenburg [32] is in Neuhausen & Nymphenburg. Baroque palace that was the summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. .Also the 8,000-seat Hirschgarten beer garden is just around the corner.
  • Residenz [33] is in the City Center, near to Marienplatz.^ The world's largest beer garden, seating over 8,000, was built here in 1890 but the park, with its large oak and chestnut trees, remains a tranquil retreat and an excellent spot for a summer picnic or game of chess.
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    ^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    .Built in 1385, the Residenz was originally a small moated castle, and was gradually expanded by the Wittelsbach rulers who used it until 1918 as their residence and seat of government.
  • Schloss Schleißheim [34] — Not really in Munich, but you can take the S1 S-Bahn to Oberschleißheim to get there.^ Pittsburgh, PA date to be announced You don't have to travel to Munich for real German Oktoberfest fun.
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    A jewel of Baroque architechture. Built during the reign of Elector Max Emanuel, it was intended as a Royal residence, though the Elector himself was forced into exile and never lived here. Building work begun in 1701 by Zuccalli and continued between 1719-26 by Joseph Effner the Younger. French architectural features are evident in the facade and the most impressive rooms are the Große Saal, the Viktoriensaal and the Große Galerie. Worth noting is a terrific 980-seat beer garden, Schlosswirtschaft Oberschleissheim, literally on the palace grounds.
  • Schloss Dachau [35] — Also not in Munich. You might visit Dachau on your excursion to the concentration camp memorial anyway. .Don't miss the opportunity to also check out the historic city center and the castle overlooking the area, with a nice view of Munich from the distance, and a small but beautiful flower garden.^ Don’t miss out on what USA Today considered one of the Top Ten Oktoberfests in the World!
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    ^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    ^ Board the tremzinho (cogwheel railway) up to the top of Corcovado Mountain for a bird's eye view of the center of the city from the center of the city!
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    .The people of Dachau will be grateful if you'll remember their town not only for the concentration camp that Hitler had built here.
  • Oktoberfest, [36].^ Whether you’ve come with friends to sample the Oktoberfest flavors or as a family looking to enjoy an authentic festival, it’s all here!
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    .— The first Oktoberfest took place on the 12 October 1810, to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen.^ Originally a wedding in 1810 of “Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria” to “Therese Von Sachsen Hildburghausen”, Oktoberfest evolved into a celebration of the harvest with many farmers, crafters and brewers returning each fall to display their wares.
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    ^ The Lord Mayor taps the first barrel at 12 noon on the first day, and with great cheer, the celebrations begin.
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    ^ Frankenmuth , MI Sep 17 - Sep 20, 2009 In 1990, Frankenmuth, "Michigan's Little Bavaria," celebrated its first Oktoberfest.
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    .All citizens of Munich were invited to a meadow (Wies'n) situated in front of the city tower, subsequently renamed the Theresienwiese in honor of the bride.^ Altstadt : The site of the original medieval city, Altstadt is today the historic section of Munich, with its center being Marienplatz, the main square in front of the Rathaus, or town hall.
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    .In the early years of the fair, horse races were held, then as the event grew, included agricultural conventions, which still take place every third year.^ Frederick, MD Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2009 his traditional eating, drinking and dancing festival takes place the third full weekend of October each year, rain or shine.
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    ^ Greer, SC date to be announced This exciting event will take place in Greer’s historic downtown on beautiful Trade Street.
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    ^ First held in 1976, the event has grown to be North America's largest Oktoberfest with over 500,000 people attending each year.
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    .In 1896, businessmen working with the breweries in Munich built the first giant beer tents at Oktoberfest, and drinking has been the primary focus since.^ Frankenmuth is the first Oktoberfest outside of Munich to be sanctioned by the Parliament and the City of Munich.
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    ^ A special “Oktoberfest” Lowenbrau Oktoberfest Beer is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more.
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    ^ Entertainment, crafts, music, carnival rides, Oktoberfest merchandise and beer tent.
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    .Each of the major breweries presides over its own large tent filled with traditional musicians leading the crowd in well-known drinking chants, incredibly strong barmaids hoisting ten or more huge Maß (1-liter glass beer mugs that are heavy even when empty!^ Beer is the drink of choice, even at fine restaurants.
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    ), and a spate of drunken people all trying to get into the bathroom at once. .In 2003, Oktoberfest hosted 6.4 million visitors who drank 6.1 million liters of beer and ate the equivalent of 91 oxen, 383,000 sausages and 630,000 chickens.^ Known as the world's largest public festival, the Munich Oktoberfest (September 19 - Oktober 4) will be enjoyed by almost seven million visitors this year alone.
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    .However, visiting the Oktoberfest can be much more stressful than the visit of similar festivals (Cannstatter Wasen, Wurstmarkt Bad Dürkheim, etc.^ For more information, visit the Oktoberfest web page.
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    ^ For more information, visit the Frederick Oktoberfest web page.
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    ^ For more information, visit the German Village Oktoberfest web page.
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    ), because the tents are overcrowded and there are doormen at the entrance ruling the procedure of coming in. .Especially at weekends you should try to get in the tents before 10AM. During the week, most tents are open all day, however it is not easy to get a seat and as a general rule, you won't get served if you haven't got a seat.^ This weekend is a ball of fun that you won't want to miss!
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    ^ Meet your fellow travelers for a complementary caipirinha or other tropical drink before attending a Rodizio, an All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Barbecue (included).
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    ^ Come see some of the world's most revered singers, but don't try your luck at the box office -- pre-order to ensure good seats (or seats at all!
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    It is not recommended to leave the tent if you want to get in it later the day. So you have to decide early in the morning if you want to go in a certain tent or you want to enjoy the rides like the coaster with 5 loops. Some tents, such as the Hofbräu Festzelt have a standing area that do not require seating; as such, you can sometimes get into this tent later than with other ones. .If the weather is nice, you can enjoy your beer any time at the open air tables besides the beer tents.^ A big hit with the youth of Munich since it opened, you can simply flow from venue to venue as you please, following your instincts or following insightful locals.
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    ^ Admission to Oktoberfest Beer Tent is $5.00 for Adults; free for children 16 and under; you must be 17 years or older or accompanied by and adult to enter.
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    ^ Enjoy authentic German cooking, quench your thirst with different imported or domestic beers, wine or non-alcoholic beverages, and for dessert have some German pastry.
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    You won't experience the typical beer tent atmosphere with Bavarian oompah music though.
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  • Maibaumaufstellung [37] — On the 1st of May (which is a public holiday in Germany) strange things happen in some Upper Bavarian villages and even in Munich... Men in Lederhosn and girls in Dirndln carrying long poles meet on the central square. With these poles an even longer white-blue pole is erected. .There is usually an oompah band playing, booths selling food and drinks and tables where you can sit down and enjoy this non-touristy spectacle.^ Two great stages offer live music from rock and roll to folk to traditional drinking songs and polkas from several Oompah Bands.
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    ^ Sample traditional German foods and drinks, enjoy the music, and shop from a variety of authentic German products.
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    ^ From oompah bands to authentic German foods to freshly brewed Vermont beers to pumpkin painting and puppet theatre -- there's something for every "villager" -- young and old.
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    The large white-blue pole you find in almost every village and dozens in Munich (e.g. on the Viktualienmarkt) is called Maibaum (meaning may tree - known in English as a maypole) and the villages compete who has the tallest and the straightest one. It is cut down every three to five years and re-erected in the following year. .Ask a local which village or district of Munich does it this year and be there not later than 10 am.^ The Arts Barn Museum Shop adjacent to the Village Green will showcase one-of-a-kind pieces by more than 100 local artists.
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    There's several traditions revolving around maypoles, like the dance of the unmarried men and women. The weeks before May 1st, each village has to guard its maypole, because if some other village manages to steal it, they'll have to buy it back. Usually with beer...
  • Tollwood [38] — In summer in the Olympic park, in winter on Theresienwiese (Oktoberfest area), these 3-week festivals combine ethnic food, souvenir shops, concerts and theater, and they are very popular among the locals.
  • Christkindlmarkt / Christkindltram — see extra section below.

Theater, Opera, and Music

Munich has many theatres showing different plays:
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  • Residenztheater— Variety of classical and modern plays.
  • Nationaltheater — Shows ballet and opera performances almost every night.^ Altes Residenztheater : This tiny theater, located at the Residenz, is a distinguished, intimate venue where you can catch the Bavarian State Opera and the State Theater perform small-scale works.
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    ^ Theaters are found throughout the city, and feature both classic shows and some interesting modern German dramas.
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    ^ Munich is also a major city for performing arts, with 4 orchestras, a ballet company, and a world-renowned opera company.
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    .The Bavarian National Opera Company is said by critics to be one of the best in the world!
  • Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz— Smaller than the National Theater, this is a very good alternative for interesting productions of operas, operettas and musicals.^ Altes Residenztheater : This tiny theater, located at the Residenz, is a distinguished, intimate venue where you can catch the Bavarian State Opera and the State Theater perform small-scale works.
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    ^ Munich is also a major city for performing arts, with 4 orchestras, a ballet company, and a world-renowned opera company.
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    ^ Bayerischen Staatsoper : Bavarians give opera their all, and productions by the Bavarian State Opera at the Bayerischen Staatsoper are beautifully done.
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    Tickets are generally still available on short notice, even when the big opera houses have been sold out for weeks.
  • Deutsches Theater— More musicals and theme shows (like MAMA MIA!, etc).
  • Kammerspiele which often surprises viewers with very modern (and sometimes shocking) interpretations of famous plays.
  • Volkstheater is somewhere between Bavarian Folklore and modern theater.
.If you want to see a movie, keep in mind that foreign movies are normally dubbed with german voices.^ You won't want to miss out savoring some German beers along with the traditional Bavarian Inn pretzels.
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Adverts will generally indicate if the movie will be shown in its original version (i.e., no overdubbing) with the abbreviations OF (Original version), OmU (Original with German subtitles), and OmeU (original with English subtitles). In the movie theater right next to subwaystation Stiglmaierplatz, named "Cinema" [39], they play all movies in the original language. Other options are the "Museums Lichtspiele" [40] or the big Multiplex cinema "Mathäser" [41] at Stachus, which usually show 1-2 movies in their original version. A listing of most films shown in Munich can be found here: [42].
  • eat-the-world Tours [43] — Culture & Food Tours. .Food tastings and a lot of information - the history, architecture, culture, entertainment offerings and neighborhood restaurants.
  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour [44] — An officially qualified and authorized guided tour that covers the entire history of the Dachau Concentration Camp, including the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany.^ German foods, including many types of Bratwurst, plus German potato salad and sauerkraut and red cabbage will delight the taste buds.
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    ^ From the delicious foods, prepared by "Old Germany Restaurant" imported and domestic beers, as well as a variety of entertainment we bring you the largest and funniest fest in the greater Oklahoma City area.
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    ^ Louis, MO Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2009 Offering great music, fabulous food and activities for the entire family, the Soulard Oktoberfest is the perfect way to experience the rich German cultural heritage of the area.
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    .A memorial for the dead and a warning for the living.
  • River-Surfing [45] — In spring, join the locals surfing on the river at the edge of the Englischer Garten, at the bridge towards Lehel U-bahn station.
  • Skiing/Snowboarding — In winter, get a "Bayern ticket" for Bavarian public transport, and go skiing at Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the day.^ Join us for four exciting days of authentic German Food, Beer, and Entertainment with Local and Regional Musicans and German Dance Groups.
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    ^ June and September are good months to avoid the school holiday crowds, while winter is primetime to ski or snowboard on the many ski mountains found in the region.
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    Autobus Oberbayern [46] offers good value daytrips to Austrian ski resorts such as Kaltenbach (Zillertal) [47], St. Johann [48] and Matrei [49].
  • Football — From August to May, you can catch football (soccer) action with FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich at Allianz Arena.
  • Hockey - EHC Munich [55]. The local professional hockey club in Munich. .They play at the Olympic ice arena in Olympic Park.
  • Munich Business School [56], Elsenheimerstraße 61 0687 München, tel +49 89 5476780.
  • Ludwig Maximilians University [57], Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, tel +49 (0)89 / 2180 - 0.
  • Technical University of Munich [58] Technische Universität München, Arcisstraße 21, D-80333 Munich.
  • Munich University of Applied Sciences [59], Hochschule München, University of Applied Sciences - München, Lothstr.^ The route passes some of Munich's finest sights, including Olympic Park, the Leopoldstrasse in Schwabing, and the Odeonsplatz.
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    34, D-80335 München.
  • Academy of Fine Arts [60].
  • Goethe Institut [61] — The Goethe Institut offers courses in German for anyone. The Goethe Institut offers several intensive courses and will find accommodation for students.
Shopping on Maximilianstrasse
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Shopping on Maximilianstrasse
  • Maximilianstrasse / Residenzstrasse / Theatinerstrasse — These streets around the Opera (Nationaltheater) in the city center are the place to go if you are looking for high end luxury goods.^ Boettner's : This city center restaurant originally opened as a tea and oyster shop in 1901.
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    ^ Kay's Bistro is also the place to go for one-of-a-kind, knock-you-off-your-feet cocktails.
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    All of the usual international suspects and some local designers are present. .A few art galleries are left despite the high rents.
  • Kaufingerstrasse / Neuhauserstrasse — This pedestrian zone stretches from Karlsplatz/Stachus to Marienplatz and is the primary shopping zone for mid-priced goods.^ Browsing the shops and cafes in the pedestrian zone, or Fussgänger, is a popular afternoon activity.
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    Numerous department stores, chain and a few remaining independent boutiques line the corridor. The side streets are less crowded and offer some less homogenized shopping. Plenty of restaurants, open air cafes and beer gardens offer the weary tourist a rest. Foot traffic is amongst of the highest of any shopping zone worldwide. Warning: during the summer and on Saturdays, this area will be jam packed with locals and tourists alike and can be unpleasantly crowded.
  • Shopping Centers — For a collection of shops under one roof, go to the shopping centres PEP (U-Bahn stop: Neuperlach Zentrum, U5), OEZ (U-bahn stop Olympia-Einkaufszentrum, U1 (also U3 starting from autumn 2007)) or Riem Arkaden (U-Bahn stop Messestadt Ost, U2).
  • Hohenzollernstr — This street has a collection of clothes shops, such as: Mazel, Vero Moda and especially during the summer in the months approaching the Oktoberfest, numerous shops selling comparatively cheap traditional German clothing (Lederhos'n and Dirnd'l). .You can reach it by getting out at the U2/U8 stop Hohenzollernstr and then walking in the direction of Münchner Freiheit (the locals will be able to tell you which direction that is,) or by going one stop on the 53 bus going towards Münchner Freiheit (that's the final stop, displayed on the front of the bus).^ The bus network serves all parts of the city well, and is an inexpensive way of getting from one side to another.
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    ^ Kay's Bistro is also the place to go for one-of-a-kind, knock-you-off-your-feet cocktails.
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    From then on continue going in that direction, until you start seeing the shops. .You can walk down there in about 15 minutes, and that then brings you to the next shopping zone.
  • Leopoldstr — This busy boulevard can be reached by the U-bahn U6 or U3 at the stops Münchner Freiheit, Giselastraße or Universität, and has chain stores such as The Body Shop, fast food joints, inexpensive restaurants, cinemas, sidewalk cafes and for the truly adventurous coffee shops, such as Starbucks.^ Browsing the shops and cafes in the pedestrian zone, or Fussgänger, is a popular afternoon activity.
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    ^ There are many different types of würste (sausages), served at the many traditional kuchen restaurants, biergartens , and cafes across the city.
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    In the side streets you can find a wide selection of boutiques and lesser known local designers. .On warm summer evenings along the sidewalks dozens of local artists will be showing and selling their works.
  • Viktualienmarkt [62] — Famous market in the city centre, where you will find any imaginable sort of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, spices, and so on.^ After that you will be driven through the former artists’ quarter-Schwabing and on to the Olympic Grounds where you can ascend the Olympic Tower to enjoy the marvelous view of the city by night.
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    ^ Summers can be very warm, although cold rainy days are not uncommon, even in July and August.
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    Also plenty of places to get a quick bite to eat as well as it's own little beergarten when the weather's warm enough.
  • Elisabethmarkt [63] — A smaller and less touristy (i.e. cheaper) market, it has cute stalls, a good selection of fruits, vegetables and delicacies, a quaint beergarten seasonally and an original feel. It is located at the tram stop Elisabethplatz of the tram 27. This is a good starting point to explore the less commercial parts of Schwabing, there are quite a few interesting boutiques and designers on Elisabethstrasse between Elisabethplatz and Leopoldstrasse.

Christmas Markets

.During Christmas time there are many of these Christkindl Märkte or Christmas Markets [64], including the large Tollwood, but also smaller markets, where you can buy Christmas biscuits (Lebkuchen) souvenirs and the typical Glühwein.^ If you only know the time zone acronym/abbreviation, please try these cities as substitutes: .
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^ Tollwood Winterfestival : Winter visitors to Tollwood are welcomed with a bustling Christmas market, theatrical performances, and live music in several tents.
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^ This utility should help you find a convenient time, so that no one has to be up during the middle of the night.
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Although pronounced glue-vine, it is mainly hot red wine with spices and different (secret) flavouring.
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  • Münchner Freiheit [65] — There is an artisan market at the subway stop in Schwabing.
  • Marienplatz — A bigger market, very commercial, it stretches across the shopping street, so you can mix Christmas market shopping (and eating) with "normal" shopping.^ Christkindlmarkt : No place does Christmas quite like Germany, and Munich's traditional Christmas Market on the Marienplatz is a sight to behold.
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    If you walk south towards Sendlinger Tor, you'll reach more traditional woodcarvers' stands.
  • Chinesischer Turm at Englischer Garten has a nice Christmas market in a pretty park surrounding. Highly recommended if there's snow! It can conveniently be reached from U/Bus station Münchner Freiheit on the Bus 54 which has a stop Chinesischer Turm.
  • Wittelsbacher Platz — Close to Odeonsplatz there is a medieval Christmas market where you can buy medieval clothes, food and drinks, swords / bows and arrows and watch the performances of medieval dances and music.
  • Residence courtyard — Christmas town with fairytale stories for kids.
  • Christkindltram — A Christmas tram that runs only during Advent through the city center every half an hour (departure is from Sendlingertor). The tram is nicely decorated, inside people can enjoy Christmas songs and mulled wine (Glühwein). One-way ticket costs €1.

Seasonal and Flea Markets

.Throughout the city one finds occasional markets that are well worth the visit when they are taking place and a Saturday-morning must when the sun is shining!.^ If your place is not listed, find a nearby city, in the same country Afghanistan - Kabul .
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^ The bus network serves all parts of the city well, and is an inexpensive way of getting from one side to another.
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^ Many premiers are on the program, and they are shown at the various cinemas and theaters throughout the city.
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The flea markets in Munich can be exceptional in that they are generally genuine private citizens selling their unwanted belongings with a minimum of commercial interest. In addition to the weekly offerings, you'll find several neighborhood 'courtyard fleamarkets' events in the summer months.
  • Auer Dult [66] are week-long market/fests that take place 3 times a year (Spring, Summer and Autumn) in Haidhausen primarily dealing in household goods and antiques but also offering beer and amusement rides. Definitely try to see this if you haven't seen Oktoberfest!
  • Theresienwiese [67] This has to be the largest annual fleamarket in Europe, taking place on the first Saturday of the Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival - occurs in the middle of April) on the same site as the Oktoberfest, there are generally several thousand citizens offering up their second-hand goods while dealers of new wares are forbidden! A yearly highlight for fleamarket and antique lovers if the weather is reasonable.
  • Hofflohmärkte This is where particular Munich city quarters encourage their residents to open up their courtyards whereby entire sections of the city become a combination flea market and private courtyard siteseeing - very interesting for viewing corners of the city one usually would not see. Event dates are coordinated by the city; inquire at local information centers for dates.
  • Messegelände Riem [68] At the site of the former airport, where in recent years the new convention grounds and residential neighborhood has bloomed, one also finds the current longest running weekly fleamarket. Although it's at the edge of town, the underground U2 will take you almost directly there. .Saturdays 6AM-4PM (provided there is no convention fair taking place!^ For more than 40 years, K has been and still is the biggest international trade fair for plastics and rubber, and takes place once every three years.
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  • Olympiapark [69] Fine weekly flea market throughout the year, breaking only when there are Olympia Stadium events. Taking place in the nicely tree-shaded parking lot of the stadium on Fridays and Saturdays from 7AM to 4PM.
Traditional Bavarian food
Visitors can count themselves lucky (or possibly unlucky) since Munich is home to everything quintessentially Bavarian. Munich is specifically well-known for Weißwurst, a breakfast sausage that is traditionally eaten as a late breakfast along with a Weissbier (literally 'white beer', made with wheat) and available in restaurants until noon (and not a second later!). Weißwurst are prepared in hot but non-boiling water for about ten minutes and served with a greyish-white mild mustard. If you are able to just enjoy one meal in Munich you should try Schweinsbraten (roasted pork) or Schweinshaxe (roasted pig's knuckle). .If you want to get to know the real Munich then don't miss to visit the Donisl which is located on the Marienplatz.^ This option is valid for 2 days allowing you to see and visit more of Munich’s sights at a better value!
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It's not famous as the Hofbräuhaus but it's a real insider tip.
If you only fancy a snack, almost every butcher sells Leberkässemmeln, a white roll filled with a thick warm slice of "Leberkäse". Which, despite its name contains absolutely no liver nor cheese, but consists of a mixture of veal, pork, spices and a hint of lemon zest baked in an open pan and traditionally served with a sweet and grainy mustard. They tend to be very cheap (around €1.50), quite delicious, and filling.
Don't miss enjoying some of the truly marvelous German/Austrian style cakes and tortes by the slice in any of the countless bakeries and cafes. Regardless of where you enjoy them, they are all traditionally made with fine quality all natural ingredients. The same applies for the amazing range of bread which can be bought at any bakery. Not to be missed as a snack are the soft pretzels ("Brez'n").
If Bavarian food doesn't sound appetizing, you're in luck because Munich is host to plenty of other international restaurants including, among others; Afghan, Chinese, French, Indian, Irish, Italian, Greek, Lebanese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish and Turkish, as well as the typical American fast food.
Despite all the local dishes which are meat based, it is possible to get vegetarian food in some of the main restaurants and indeed there are some Vegetarian restaurants in Munich (one of which is very "upscale").
Munich also has numerous fresh markets, which can be a tasty, expedient and inexpensive alternatives to restaurants (see the Buy section for market listings).
The Hofbräuhaus is the liquid symbol of Munich
If you happen to be unfortunate enough to miss Oktoberfest, you can live through a sanitized, safer version at any of Munich's many beer gardens. The Hofbräuhaus may be the most famous beer hall. There are countless beer gardens scattered around the city. For those competent beer drinkers, try Starkbierfest after Lent lasting till before Easter. The beer is darker and stronger than normal (even than Oktoberfest beer).
The coffee culture is also very strong, especially during the summer months, but is often overlooked by most visitors.

Beer gardens and beer halls

Usually located under large chestnut trees (Kastanienbäume) for shade. Often there are rows of fold-away tables and self-service. If you see tablecloths on some tables there is normally service only there. In a traditional Bavarian beer garden, you are allowed to bring your food along with you. Only beverages (usually one litre mugs of local beer or Radler which is a half and half mix of beer and lemonade) are to be bought at the beer garden. Many locals still cling to this custom, though food is available as well. Try Riesenbrezn (big pretzels) and Steckerlfisch (cured fish). Beer gardens are usually visited by a mixed crowd of people (locals, tourists, families, younger, elderly, straight, gay etc.) which the special atmosphere of a beer garden arises from; though people normally don't go alone there. If you don't manage to find a free table, don't hesitate to ask if you may join someone. No local would refuse this request. Beer gardens are family friendly, with children's play areas on site. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, on leash.
  • Hirschgarten — Europe’s biggest beer garden with 8000 seats. It's most prominent feature (apart from the size) is a mini-zoo with deer and wild boars. To get there, take the S-Bahn to Laim and walk from there.
  • Kugleralm — In this traditional beer garden, the Radler (mixture half beer half lemonade) was invented in 1922, when lots of cyclists rushed into this beer garden on a hot summer day. When they ran out of beer, they diluted it with lemonade, telling the people this mix was invented especially for cyclists (Radler in Bavarian), because it does not contain so much alcohol. Take the S5 to Furth. You have to walk about 15 minutes in western direction. Ask a local for the exact way, on a nice day there will be many heading in the same direction.
  • Michaeligarten — This beer garden is located in eastern Munich, in the Michaelipark, near the Michaelibad. To get there, take the U5 and exit Michaelibad. Take the front, right hand exit, walk along the street. Turn right at the next intersection, the go straight for about 5 minutes.
  • Waldwirtschaft — As this beer garden is located near Munich's high-society area Grünwald, chances are good to see at least a local celebrity. No oompha bands but live jazz music. Take S7 to Großhesslohe (Isartalbahnhof). Walk down the Sollner Straße in eastern direction to the river Isar.
Nightlife in Munich
Nightlife in Munich
You have to be at least 18 years old to get into most clubs and discos in Munich. Always have your passport or ID card with you, drivers licence may be ok too. Some clubs have "Ü30-Parties", where you should be over 30 to get in, but usually you have no problems if you are over 25. In most places, it is ok to wear jeans and sneakers. Haidhausen is the popular nightlife district being home to Munich "Kultfabrik" and "Optimolwerk" clubbing neighborhood.
  • Die Registratur, Blumenstr. 28 [70]. Located in central Munich. The entrance fee depends on acts (about €10). Well known for its electronic music, however sometimes you can wait up to an hour in line.
  • Nerodom, Ganghoferstraße 74, + 49 (0)89 721 27 05 [71]. .Nerodom is Munich's only full-time "black club". That's Goth, Wave, Industrial, Electro, Medieval, Black Metal, depending on the day.^ Munich is absolutely amazing--I was only there for one day, but I had a great time and am already planning to go back.
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    All other "black events" are usually once a week or once a month, and can be found online at Schwarzes München [72].
  • Night-Flight [73] — This huge High-Tech-Disco stretches over two levels. As well as a club disco, eight bars, cafés, a restaurant and an amusement arcade, there is also a swimming pool and a terrace to cool off on. Special effects, light and mirror shows, as well as the JBL-sound system with 15,000 Watt power makes the Night-Flight a unique location. The musical cross-section is as varied as the rooms: Rave, Rock, Black Mission, best of music, Hip-Hop and much more are available to the disco-goers most of whom are between 18 and 25.
  • M-Park, Landsbergerstr. 169 [74]. Located south-west to the central station. The entrance fee is between 7 and 10 euros. 3 dance floors on 4000 square meters, 3 different music styles. Open every Friday and Saturday.

Sleep

Munich abounds with accommodation for every type of traveler. The area directly around the Hauptbahnhof (train station) has numerous youth hostels, and upscale hotels like Le Meridien and Sofitel. Schillerstraßer just a hundred meters away has many small hotels too; the street looks fine in the day, but the strip bars and cabarets become much more visible at night. There are also plenty of hotels and youth hostels in other districts of Munich particularly Schwabing and the Ostbahnhof area. Be aware that the fares can vary significantly. Usually you have to pay higher prices during the summer months. Finding affordable accommodation might be difficult when there are trade fairs in the town and especially during the 2 weeks of the Oktoberfest. Please see district articles.
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  • A & O Hostel, Arnulfstr. 102, 80636 München (one station away from the main station.(10 min. walk to Theresienwiese)), +49 (0)89 45 23 59 - 58 00 (), [75]. classical backpacker hostel 12-160 EUR.  edit
  • Euro Youth Hostel, Senefelderstr. 5, Munich, 80336 (100 m from Hauptbahnhof / main train station), +49 (0)89 5990 8811, [76]. Rooms and facilites are well maintained and staff are friendly and attentive. Very good location. Lively Bar and free wi-fi in all areas.  edit
  • Jaeger's Hostel, (Near train station.), [77]. Several similar places on the same block. Clean and comfortable lodgings, with a simple breakfast served each day. .Great place to meet other travellers.  edit
  • wombats CITY HOSTEL Munich, Senefelderstraße 1, Munich, 80336, +49/89/5998 918-0 (), [78].^ Just a tip, if you want a GREAT tour of the city, tours leave from the Wombat Hostel every day at 11---go with Ozzy, without question the best tour I\'ve ever been on.
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    ^ Wombats City Hostel .
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    checkin: 2 p.m.; checkout: 10 a.m.. .Social hostel that is centrally located, and offers an all-you-can-eat breakfast, a bar which serves cheap drinks and food, internet terminals, laundromats, 24 hours reception service and no lockout.^ Guestrooms all offer private ensuite bathroom facilities complete with hairdryer; satellite television & WiFi internet access.
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    ^ Great exhibit locations to display your booth and exhibits, and thousands of potential customers to help you build your business – all under one roof.
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    ^ The hotel has a coffee bar which is open 24 hours a day.
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    Recommended.
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  • Europapart Munich vacation rentals, [79].^ Wombats City Hostel .
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    .Furnished apartments for rent in central Munich  edit
  • Hotelissimo Haberstock*** Swiss Quality Hotel, München, D-80336, (, fax: +49 (0)89 550 36 34).^ Privacy Our Travel Specialists routinely conduct site inspections of all recommended Munich hotels and our Reservations Specialists are completely familiar with the quality and features of each Munich hotels property.
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    .Completely renovated in 2003, 200m from railway station and 300m to city center.^ Near the Marienplatz City Center‎ train station Anything else?
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    Single room from EUR 89 Double room from 119 EUR (low season 2009).
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel Royal, Schillerstr. 11A 80336 München, +49 89 59988160 (), [80]. checkin: 2 pm; checkout: 11 am. Non-smoking hotel with free wi-fi internet and free premiere movie channel ( german & english ). .Central location and only a few minutes to walk from pedestrian area, Marienplatz, Hofbräuhaus and the Oktoberfest-grounds.^ Centrally located between Stachus and Marienplatz squares.
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    .24 hour reception.  edit
  • Hotel Präsident, Schwanthalerstr.^ The hotel has a coffee bar which is open 24 hours a day.
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    , 089/549006-0. Pleasant 3 star hotel that offers a charming ambiance and business travel facilities.  edit
  • Hotel Wallis, Schwanthalerstrasse 8, 089/5490290. Don't let the austere facade fool you, the Hotel Wallis is quite charming inside. With bedrooms are small, they are furnished in a toned down Alpine-village style. .Breakfast is served daily.  edit
  • NH Deutscher Kaiser, Arnulfstrasse 2, 80335 Munich.^ NH Muenchen Deutscher Kaiser (4 star hotel) .
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    ^ NH Deutscher Kaiser .
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    .Located at the foot of the centratal station, this hotel wins points for location, but quite a soulless hotel although the staff are attentive.^ The hotel is located in the city centre, in the heart of Munich and directly at the main station.
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  • Cosmopolitan Hotel, Hohenzollernstrasse 5 (Munich Schwabing), +49 (0) 89 3838 10 (), [82].^ NH Deutscher Kaiser .
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    The city hotel is centrally located in the heart of Schwabing, corner Leopoldstrasse. Only a 5 minute walk to the English garden. The breakfast will be served as a buffet and guests can use the wireless Internet for free.  edit
  • K+K Hotel am Harras, Albert-Rosshaupter-Str. 4, +49-89-74 64 00 (, fax: +49-89-721 28 20), [83]. K+K Hotel am Harras hotel is located south-west of Munich’s centre, nearby the St Margaret churchesand the Stemmerhof with its health food stores and cafés. The hotel is well connected to the public transport system, with rail and subway stations just across the road.  edit
  • Hotel Astor, Schillerstr. 24 80336 München, +49 89 54837. This four star hotel takes care of the details, such as offering a free internet station in the lobby, free bicycle hire and an Italian bistro serving homemade culinary delights. A cozy lounge is available for smokers, and wireless LAN is available in all rooms at no extra charge. Breakfast buffet is served daily.  edit
  • Mandarin Oriental, Neuturmstrasse 1, 80331 Munich, 49 (89) 290 980. It was awarded the accolade of being one of the world's top ten hotels by Travel and Leisure, and having a Michelin star awarded to Mark's restuarant, the Mandarin Oriental exceeds all expectations. Furnished with a Neo-Renaissance charm, each of its 73 rooms displays personalized touches. They are some of the largest hotel rooms in the city. The indulgence is well worth it.  edit
  • Hotel Königshof, Karlsplatz 25 (Munich Centre), +49 (0) 89 55 136-0 (), [84]. .The luxury hotel is located directly at the Karlsplatz / Stachus.^ The hotel is located in the city centre, in the heart of Munich and directly at the main station.
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    Only 500 m away from the main station and a 10 minute walk through the pedestrian zone to the Marienplatz. Aside from the spacious rooms, hotel guests can expect a champagne breakfast in the gourmet restaurant Königshof, which is awarded with 1 Michelin star.
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  • Hotel Excelsior, Schützenstrasse 11 (Munich Centre), +49 (0) 89 55 137-0 (), [85]. .The first class hotel is centrally located, next to the main station (150m) and only a 10 minute walk through the pedestrian zone to the Marienplatz.^ The Eden Hotel Wolff is located in the heart of one of Europe's great cities, just walking distance from its splendid sights and excellent shopping facilities.
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    ^ Centrally located between Stachus and Marienplatz squares.
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    ^ The hotel is located in the city centre, in the heart of Munich and directly at the main station.
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    The breakfast is offered as a buffet and does not leave anything to be desired. .Free wireless Internet is provided.  edit
  • anna hotel, Schützenstrasse 1 (Munich Centre), +49 (89) 59 99 4-0 (), [86].^ The hotel is located in the city centre, in the heart of Munich and directly at the main station.
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    The design hotel is directly located at the Karlsplatz / Stachus. Only 500 m away from the main station and a 10 minuteswalk through the pedestrian zone to the Marienplatz. All rooms are designed to not leave anything to be desired. The bar at the anna hotel has become a hot spot for hotel guests and locals alike.  edit

Camping

.There are four camping sites in the city of Munich with many more out of the city .^ But there is a lot more to the city than that.
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[87].
  • Campingplatz Obermenzing [88] — Situated near the end of the A8 motorway.
  • Campingplatz Thalkirchen — A nice site to the south of the city, about 2km walk from Thalkirchen U-bahn station. The Site is also situated by numerous beer gardens.
  • Campingplatz Nord-West [89], Near Ludwigsfeld, about 1.5km west from the Fasanerie S bahn stop.
  • Campingplatz Langwieder See [90].

Stay safe

Munich is generally a safe city for travelers: it is one of the safest German cities overall, with a reported 8,861 criminal offenses per 100,000 people (2006) (the crime reporting rate is unknown). Therefore, take the usual precautions (don't walk in parks alone at 3AM, don't leave your camera unattended, don't flash around a big, fat wallet etc.) and you will most likely not encounter any crime at all. But be warned about testing your maximum level of alcohol intoxication, made easy by the local beer culture, the accessibility of alcohol and the fact that you're allowed to drink in public. Being drunk will raise your chances of inciting a fight, being drugged or injuring yourself dramatically. Munich is an international city, so you are unlikely to encounter problems because you're a foreigner. However, the possibility of encountering racism or other prejudices can never be completely ruled out.
Schloss Neuschwanstein located two hours south of Munich.
Schloss Neuschwanstein located two hours south of Munich.
The trains S8 and S1 both go to the airport from Marienplatz S-Bahn station, but be careful because the S1 line splits into two separate trains at "Neufahrn" just before the airport so be sure that you are riding in the section that is actually going to the airport, which is always the last part of the train. If you find yourself in the wrong car, just wait until Neufahrn and change into the last part of the train.
The Bayern Ticket is an amazingly cheap way to do day trips from Munich. With it you can travel anywhere in Bavaria on the regional trains all day (only from 9am weekdays). It costs €27 for a group of up to 5 people, and €19 for a single [91]. Make sure you buy it from the machines as there is a €2 surcharge if you buy it from the ticket office. There is also the Schönes Wochenende Ticket which is valid everywhere in Germany and even a fair way into the Czech Republic, but it is only valid on weekends. It costs €35 for a group of up to 5 and is also restricted to the regional trains.
  • Dachau and Starnberg make for great day trips. Starnberg offers a great lake, where the King Ludwig II and his psychiatrist mysteriously drowned.
  • Andechs Monastery— If you miss the Oktoberfest, it is worth travelling to the holy mountain of Andechs. It's a monastery up a hill from the Ammersee. Take the S5 from Munich to Herrsching and then either hike up the hill or take the bus. When you are there have a look at the old monastery church and the gardens before focusing on the excellent beer and Schweinshaxen in the beer garden or in the large beer hall. Makes a great day trip which can also be combined with some swimming the Ammersee. The hiking trail is unlit, and a good 30-45 minutes. After dark, a flashlight is mandatory.
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the foot of Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze. About 1.5 hours by regional train (from the Munich Hautpbahnhof) or by car via Autobahn. The cog railway train to the top of the Zugspitze leaves regularly from the Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station.
  • Salzburg, Austria, is an easy day trip from Munich. Trains run from the main Munich station just about every hour, and take about 1.5 hours. The Bayern Ticket is valid all the way to Salzburg.
  • Nuremberg — It was here that the some of the leaders of the Nazi regime faced justice. Nuremberg offers a lot of history for visitors. (Comment by a "local": when asking for it, preferably use the German name Nürnberg, the English name Nuremberg is usually unknown).
  • Füssen is nestled in the Alps of southern Bavaria. A train from Munich's main station will take about two hours with one transfer at Buchloe (purchase the Bayern-Ticket option mentioned above which is valid for the train and bus journey to the castle). The town is famous for King Ludwig II's "fairy-tale castle" Neuschwanstein. It also houses the castle where Ludwig II grew up (Hohenschwangau). If you go there, buy a combined ticket for both castles. Neuschwanstein is a must-see, but Hohenschwangau is historically more interesting, and the tour is so much better. Not only because there's less tourists and ergo more time, but also the guides are more knowledgeable and speak better English. There's a third castle, Linderhof, but it's further away and difficult to reach without a car (about 1h drive, passing through Austria). If you have a rental car, it's definitely worth the trip, and the trip itself is spectacularly beautiful, landscape-wise.
  • Oberammergau is a small town of unusual houses with brothers Grimm fairy-tale paintings on the walls.
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Wiktionary

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst/

Noun

Oktoberfest n.
  1. A big festival held in Germany each year, known for its excessive drinking of beer.

Simple English

The Oktoberfest (also called Wiesn) is a German festival that takes place on the Theresienwiese, a public place in the center of Munich. It is every year, from the end of September to the beginning of October. It is a big social event. There is lots of eating and drinking. It is on for sixteen days ending on the first Sunday in October. If this is the first or the second the festival is extended to the end on 3 October, the Day of German Unity. This is the day when East Germany and West Germany joined into one country again in 1990

History

The first Oktoberfest was on 12 October 1810. The feast was for the wedding of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Sachsen-Hildeburghausen. The feast lasted for 5 days. There was music, and you could eat and drink. At the end of it there was a big horse-race. The next years they organized this horse-race and the feast again, because the people had liked it so much.

Today

Today the Oktoberfest is the world's largest fair, and it has become very famous and popular. About six million people visit it every year. Many people and tourists from all over the world come to Munich for Oktoberfest. Other cities all over the world have even copied the Oktoberfest, and now they also hold feasts that are similar to the Oktoberfest.

One of the famous attractions is a big dipper called the "Wilde Maus" which means "Wild mouse" in English.

The tents

There are 14 main tents at the Oktoberfest.

Name Brewery Seating
inside outside
Hippodrom Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu 3,200 1,000
Armbrustschützenzelt Paulaner 5,839 1,600
Hofbräu Festzelt Hofbräu München 6,896 3,622
Hacker-Festzelt Hacker-Pschorr 9,300 0
Schottenhamel Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu 6,000 4,000
Winzerer Fähndl Paulaner 8,450 2,450
Schützen-Festhalle Löwenbräu 4,442 0
Käfers Wiesen Schänke Paulaner 1,000 1,900
Weinzelt Nymphenburger Sekt 1,300 600
Paulaner Weißbier
Löwenbräu-Festhalle 5,700 2,800
Bräurosl Hacker-Pschorr 6,000 2,200
Augustiner-Festhalle Augustiner Bräu 6,000 2,500
Ochsenbraterei Spaten 5,900 1,500
Fischer Vroni Augustiner 2,695 700

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