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LOOK: Where To Go For Oktoberfest

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.04.2012 | Miami

Just like anyone can celebrate St. Patrick's day, there's no need for German lineage to take part in Oktoberfest. A 16-day celebration that made it...

PHOTOS: Leaf Peeping Up The Hudson River

Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

The loudest spot in Bear Mountain State Park on a fall weekend isn't in front of the polka band blasting out indecipherable German tunes or among the ...

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.

31 Recipes To Celebrate Oktoberfest

Posted 09.27.2013 | Taste

Just make sure to pair them with a tall, cold brew.

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 ...

Oktoberfest Beyond Munich

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

For hops afficionados, there's more to Germany than Oktoberfest. This autumn, consider these alternative destinations to quench your thirst for good brew.

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...

Fall On California's Coast

iLoveInns | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel

New England may be the epicenter of fall travel, but California can also get very colorful.

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,...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Beer Gardens Worldwide

Cheapflights | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel

It was King Max Joseph I who decreed in 1812 that beer (stored in beer cellars dug into river banks to keep it cool) could be drunk where it was brewed -- and that food could be served there too. To mark this milestone -- and Oktoberfest, which starts in Munich on Sept. 22 -- we've rounded up the world's best beer gardens.

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. ...

What Not To Wear To Oktoberfest (Or Any Muddy Festival)

Shana Honig | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Shana Honig

By the end of the trip, all we could do was laugh. Well, cry until we laughed. We learned that when you don't shower for three days, it really doesn't matter what you wear.

PHOTOS: Wild Festivals Worth Traveling For

Kensington Tours | Posted 06.28.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

From the wildest street parties to time-honored cultural traditions, take a look at this collection of fantastic festival photos from around the globe.

Germany Drinks Up for Oktoberfest 2011 (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

Thousands of beer lovers flocked to Munich, Germany to take part in the yearly tradition of heavy beer consumption. To see more great photogr...

Weekend Plans: Trains, Tapas And Cows On Trial

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

For a few, proud, well-trained Chicagoans, this weekend will be all about carbo-loading, warming up, surviving the Chicago Marathon and then celebrati...

Shake Shack Oktoberfest Menu: Beer, Brats And Strudel Shakes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In grand fall tradition, Shack Shack is getting its Oktoberfest on with a German-themed menu, which begins Friday and runs through Oct....

Beer Finally Flows LIke Water At 'World's Only Dry Oktoberfest'

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 12.05.2011 | Weird News

CULLMAN, Ala. — With German roots and Bible Belt values, the north Alabama town of Cullman marked Oktoberfest for decades with oompah music, led...

New Yorker Puts Cultural Figures In The Hot Seat

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

Last week, The New Yorker puts cultural figures in the hot seat while devotees of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine put guns through their cheeks. Click on...

The Top Fall Festivals In Los Angeles

| Katie Bain | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting chillier and the new television season has finally started. It must be fall! Although Los Angeles...

Fall Festivals Celebrate Season's Harvest

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Now that fall is full-on upon us, there's much to celebrate -- and to distract us from the shivering we feel while stepping out into increasingly chil...

The Economics of Oktoberfest

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

By Brian Blackstone of the Wall Street Journal Germany has been in open revolt over the European Central Bank‘s policy of buying the government d...

Get Thee To Munich For Oktoberfest!

Posted 11.16.2011 | Travel

It's Oktoberfest time again in Germany. Strap on your lederhosen and lace up that dirndl. The Oktoberfest tradition began in October 1810 to celeb...

The World's 10 Best Beers

Ben Groundwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Groundwater

Whether it's out of a red plastic cup at a college party or a carefully crafted glass flute in Belgium, the citizens of the world enjoy bonding over an amber brew.