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Join the Fun at Munich’s Christopher Street Day Festival

May 25, 2016

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It might not be as famous as Cologne’s iconic Pride Parade or Berlin’s enormous Pride Celebration but Munich’s Christopher Street Day festival is still Bavaria’s most prominent LGBT event. Named in honor of the 1969 Stonewall riots on Christopher Street in New York, Christopher Street Day (also known as Munich Pride) has been held annually since 1980 and serves as both a huge celebration of the city’s diversity and platform for political demonstrations and LGBT rights campaigns.

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Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot in Munich

May 18, 2016

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Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot in Munich

A visit to Bavaria isn’t complete without a visit to Munich’s legendary Hofbrauhaus or an afternoon in a traditional beer garden, but in 2016 there’s an even better excuse to order yourself a stein of Germany’s finest beer. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law, which made Bavaria’s beers so famous, and Bavarians will be celebrating in the best way they know how – with more beer!

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10 Bizarre Bavarian Traditions You Need to Know About

May 11, 2016

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Bavaria hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year

You probably think you know a fair bit about Bavaria. It’s the state of fairytale castles, Christkindlmarkets and Oktoberfest, where locals dress up in lederhosen and dirndl, drink beer from a glass boot and chow down on pork knuckle and knödel (dumplings). Take a Bavarian culture tour of Munich and you’ll probably enjoy all of these things, but there are many more Bavarian traditions tourists rarely get to experience. From the cute to the quirky to the downright strange, here are 10 bizarre Bavarian traditions you need to know about!

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Munich

February 10, 2016

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Munich, Germany

Imagining your trip to Munich full of dirndl-wearing waitresses, gigantic steins of beer and platters of bratwurst and sauerkraut? Think again. Sure, you’ll find all of these things in the Bavarian capital, but there are also plenty of lesser-known gems and unique experiences available to you in Munich which don’t involve donning a pair of lederhosen. To help liven up your itinerary, here are 10 things you didn’t know you could do in Munich.

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Munich’s Best Walking Tours

October 28, 2015

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Walking tours in Munich

With its atmospheric Old Town, lush parks and riverside promenades, Munich offers an ideal backdrop for a walking tour and there’s no better way to explore. Whether you want to learn more about the city’s notorious history, discover the legendary beer halls or sample an array of Bavarian specialties, here are five of Munich’s best walking tours.

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25 Things You Need to Know About Oktoberfest

September 4, 2015

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Tent hop

As Bavaria’s flagship event and the world’s biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest is the main draw for many visitors to Munich. To help you prepare for an unforgettable week of beer-drinking and pretzel-eating, we’ve put together a complete guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest Tours Reserved table plus an Oktoberfest history tour Five hour reserved table on September […]

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