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Oktoberfest 2012

Oktoberfest Comes To A Close

AP | Posted 10.07.2012 | Travel

BERLIN -- Munich's famed celebration of beer, the Oktoberfest, is drawing to a close after some 6.4 million visitors downed an estimated 6.9 million l...

Oktoberfests Coming To A Town Near You

Home Away | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Oktoberfest has been carrying on for about a month now, but beer, bratwurst and polka bands aren't out of style just yet.

PHOTOS: The Best Beer Gardens In Munich

Party Earth | Posted 11.28.2012 | Travel
Party Earth

Christianity has Bethlehem. Judaism has Jerusalem. Islam has Mecca... and beer-lovers have Munich. The capital of Bavaria is not only home to some of the oldest breweries in the world, but also some of beer's most important history.

Gay Germans Use Oktoberfest To Push For Same-Sex Marriage

Christian Science Monitor | Moises Mendoza | Posted 09.26.2012 | Gay Voices

By early afternoon on the first Sunday of Oktoberfest this past weekend, the Bräurosl beer tent in Munich was already filled with thousands of merry ...

5 Lederhosen-Less Ways To Celebrate Oktoberfest

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 11.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

It may still be too hot in Los Angeles for lederhosen and itchy felt hats, but that's no reason we can't partake in a little Oktoberfest revelry. After all, we're pretty sure the former is a sweaty mess no matter how low temperatures dip.

PHOTOS: Is Oktoberfest A Tourist Trap?

Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel

Oktoberfest has gotten huge. With six million drinkers expected to descend on Munich's 64 acres of tents and consume roughly seven million liters of b...

Germany Kicks Off Oktoberfest

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 11.22.2012 | Travel

BERLIN — The world's largest beer festival opened Saturday in Germany as Munich's mayor tapped the first keg to kick off the 16-day Oktoberfest,...

Oktoberfest Might Have A Beer Crisis

Posted 09.07.2012 | Home

Is it possible that people are drinking too much beer in Munich? That's what some breweries are claiming -- there's a shortage of bottles and crates. ...