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Video: More Oktoberfest Fun

Rick Steves | Posted 09.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Video: The Travelphile Here's one last look at the fun of Oktoberfest. Since our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour happened to be passing through Munich,...

Oktoberfest Observations

Rick Steves | Posted 09.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Munich is in the midst of its annual 16 days of Oktoberfest. It's massive (serving literally millions of people each year in 16 tents, each filled wit...

Video: Soaking Up Oktoberfest

Rick Steves | Posted 09.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I joined my film crew in Munich this year for Oktoberfest -- the last festival we're filming for our "Europe's Top Ten Festivals" special that will ai...

Video: It's Party Time in Munich -- Oktoberfest!

Rick Steves | Posted 09.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm taking a quick break from our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour, while leaving our group in the good care of guides Ben and Trish, to join my film cr...

All You Need to Know About Oktoberfest

Menorca Chaturvedi | Posted 09.16.2016 | Travel
Menorca Chaturvedi

When I decided upon moving to Germany for my higher studies, the most popular comment from my friends and acquaintances was , that I was going to a country 'where beer is cheaper than water'! Everybody had heard of Oktoberfest, possibly the biggest beer festival in the world, but not many knew the reason behind it nor the fact that it actually takes place in September every year.

Brewing Up Some Fun in Munich

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Join me as we drop in on a classic beer garden in Munich -- we're under the chestnut trees as happy locals enjoy a hot evening with cold (and very big...

An Insider's Look at Germany

College Tourist | Posted 11.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

With Oktoberfest, the Berlin Wall, and beautiful cathedrals in every city, Germany is the perfect spot for any college traveler. Filled with culture and treasures found off the beaten path, Germany has plenty to enjoy, and with an insider's help, you can experience it all.

10 Hard-To-Pronounce But Surprisingly Delicious Things To Try In Bavaria

Alissa Maier | Posted 09.24.2016 | Taste
Alissa Maier

Every hotel in and around Munich has been fully booked for months. The atmosphere is boisterous and joyful. Beer drinkers from all over the world are clinking their steins together. All these signs leave no doubt-- it's Oktoberfest!

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Oktoberfest | Posted 09.18.2016 | Taste

September 19th marked the opening day of the world's biggest beer festival, also known as a brew lover's nirvana. Hoping to make the journey to Munic...

10 Totally Travel-Worthy Fall Events | Posted 09.18.2016 | Travel

Summer is on the way out. Time to tuck your swimsuit away in the bottom drawer and break out the wool sweater. But don't despair just yet, summer lovers! There's a ton of happenings around the globe this autumn that will have you greeting cooler temps with a grin.

Refugee Influx May Collide With Oktoberfest In Munich

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.18.2015 | World

Officials in the Bavarian capital of Munich have been preparing for some time for the arrival of millions of tourists to Oktoberfest, its annual drink...

12-Hour Survival Guide to Oktoberfest

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Today's the day you've been waiting for. You've purchased your traditional Bavarian wear, you've mentally prepared to marathon drink, and you've charged the battery on your beloved camera. You are ready to take on Oktoberfest.

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.

Top Breweries For Your Worldwide Boozy Bucket List

Cheapflights | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel

Hop to, beer lovers!

Why Wait for October? The World's Biggest Beer Festival Is Already Under Way

Clare Richardson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Clare Richardson

Oktoberfest is one of Germany's greatest cultural exports. Yet every time I mentioned it to German friends in Berlin, I was met with eye rolls and groans.

How Much Beer The World Drinks, In 1 Interactive Globe

The Huffington Post | Kevin short | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

Spend a weekend in nearly any college town in the U.S. and you'll be convinced that no one drinks more than Americans. But it turns out the U.S. d...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Oktoberfest

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.19.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Oktoberfest is more than just a celebration where you don dirndls and munch on bretzels.

America's Best Oktoberfests

Fodor's | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel

Celebrating Oktoberfest in Munich is a cherished memory for many, but you're mistaken if you think you need to head to Germany to partake in this annu...

5 Reasons Why Fall Is the Perfect Time for a Guys-Only Trip

Home Away | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Now is the perfect time for a guys trip, and if you really need some reasons to take a few days off with your buds to have some fun, we've got five good reasons for you.

Oktoberfest Without Pretzels?!? OH NEIN!

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

What's a giant stein of Oktoberfest beer without an even bigger pretzel to go with it? Festival-goers in Germany could find out if Bavarian bakers fol...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Woman Bites Off Man's Lip At Oktoberfest

Posted 12.03.2013 | Weird News

When you get drunk and mouth off, be careful whom you give lip to. A 30-year-old Alaskan woman was arrested after she bit off an Australian man's ...

This Themed Wedding Is Perfect For An Oktoberfest-Loving Couple

Posted 10.20.2013 | Weddings

Today we're celebrating Oktoberfest with fun and creative wedding ideas straight from the brewery. Skip the traditional wine and top shelf cocktails i...

10 Great German Beers for Oktoberfest -- or Any Fest

Bon Appetit | Posted 10.15.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Instead of saying auf wiedersehen to German brews, take these foreign styles for a spin.

Is That a Sausage in Your Pocket or is it Oktoberfest?

Karine Bakhoum | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Karine Bakhoum

Unlike the real Oktoberfest, which ends the first week in October, DBGB and other NY establishments celebrate this happy holiday throughout the month.

The Best Beer Gardens in Germany For Your Taste

Tripfilms | Posted 12.08.2013 | Travel

Hofbrauhaus is one of the most famous Oktoberfest tents, and Hofbrau is known far and wide as THE German beer. Kelley checked out the actual Hofbrauhaus, the historic, 5 story beer hall in downtown Munich and was surprised to find that it is NOT overrated.