With an average of over six million visitors each year, it’s no surprise that Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk festival
Oliver Struempfuel said he has spent 200 hours training for 40 seconds of walking.
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.
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.
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!
Munich's first Oktoberfest took place back in 1810 in honor of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's wedding to Princess Therese
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.
The city is well-prepared to handle both refugees and swarms of drunken revelers.
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.
Hop to, beer lovers!
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.