Destination Munich blog

This is where I keep a list of all new and updated pages on Destination Munich. It's a blog, of sorts, to keep you up to date about the latest developments on the site. This page use to live at this address, but I've moved on so so should you :-)

Here they are, the most-recently worked on or created pages on Destination Munich.

Munich Festivals

Munich festivals. An illustrated guide to 2017 festivals and events in and around Munich, from Destination Munich.

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Oktoberfest tent guide - an illustrated look at the beer tents at the Munich Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest tent guide. Destination munich lifts the lid on the 14 big beer tents at the Munich Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest tent guide - an illustrated look at the beer tents at the Munich Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest tent guide. Destination munich lifts the lid on the 14 big beer tents at the Munich Oktoberfest

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Day trips from Munich - ideas for excursions from Munich

Day trips from Munich - an illustrated guide from to Bavaria, the most beautiful state in Germany.

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Germany's top 21 attractions

Germany's top 21 attractions will surprise you. For a long time, travellers overlooked Germany as a destination in favour of Europe's Mediterranean glamourpusses - Italy, France and Spain. But with its world-class cityscapes, charming medieval towns and natural beauty spots more and more visitors and heading for the heart of the continuent and opting for a Germany holiday.

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Munich Streetlife Festival

Munich Streetlife Festival. Twice a year, the entire population of Munich moves outside. At least that's what it must seem like to anyone who visits during the biannual Streetlife Munich, the city's biggest street party.

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Oktoberfest barometer

Oktoberfest barometer 2018. When's the best day to go Oktoberfest in Munich? Weekends are the busiest times as you'd expect. The tents fill up pretty much every evening though, so you're guaranteed an electric atmosphere whenever you're there.

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Adidas produces Oktoberfest shoe

Adidas has made an Oktoberfest shoe and it repels beer and spew

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Munich beer

WATCH: He can sure hold his drink! See Oliver Strumpfel set a new beer-carrying record at festival in Bavaria.

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Munich beer

Munich beer. Destination Munich's guide to Munich beer history and folklore.

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Oktoberfest trivia

Oktoberfest trivia - 12 fascinating facts you probably didn't know about the festival. 1. Oktoberfest officially starts when Munich's lord mayor bashes a tap into a barrel of beer with a big mallet in a ceremony called the Anstich.

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Oktoberfest with kids

Can you really take kids to Oktoberfest? Here's six tips for a successful visit wiht children. You CAN visit Oktoberfest with kids - and have a great time. 1. Choose Tuesday. Each Tuesday at Oktoberfest is Familientag - family day, and, until 7pm there are discounts on rides, amusements and at the food stands.

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The Oktoberfest tents are ready and they look glorious

See inside the magnificent Oktoberfest tents while they're still empty - It won't be long until the Munich Oktoberfest tents are heaving with partygoers from across the globe enjoying fine beer, food, music and good cheer. When they’re finished they’re a magnificent sight to behold - true ‘cathedrals’ to the Oktoberfest deities of beer, food, music and good cheer.

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How do you research your travel destinations?

Gone are the days when travellers relied on their wits and weather-beaten copy of a Frommer’s or Lonely Planet guide for their travel intelligence. Or are they?

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Oktoberfest quiz - test your knowledge

Oktoberfest quiz - How well do yoou know the Munich beer festival? In its 200+year history, the Oktoberfest has drawn millions of people from across the globe to Munich. The combination of delicious beer, hearty food, huge tents, cheerful music, traditional costumes, thrilling amusement rides has long-since proven a winner, and the good times that they generate keep the crowds coming back year after year.

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Munich Strong Beer Festival - Starkbierfest

The Munich Strong Beer Festival 2018 (Starkbierfest) is sometimes called the city's fifth season. It's a celebration of potent brews which was started by a group of monks.

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Munich Glockenspiel - about the Glockenspiel Munich

Munich Glockenspiel - Destination Munich's illustrated and in-depth story about the Glockenspiel Munich.

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Oktoberfest deals and tours you can book for the best festival in the world

Check out these Oktoberfest deals and tours. With up to six million people coming from right around the world for the Munich Oktoberfest, it's not a bad idea to book ahead. Here are some top picks from our travel partners.

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The Old Oktoberfest - Oide Wiesn - is well worth a visit

The Old Oktoberfest - Oide Wiesn - is is a part of the Munich Oktoberfest grounds where you can experience what the festival was like in days gone by. This is a special area at the southern end of the Oktoberfest grounds, opposite the huge ferris wheel, where you can find old-style beer tents, folks wearing traditional costumes and fairground rides as your grandparents would have known them.

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Oktoberfest beer prices in 2017

Oktoberfest beer prices are, just like Fourth of July fireworks, guaranteed to go up every year. And in 2017 a beer the festival will be more expensive than ever, costing between 10.60 in some of the smaller tents and up to 10.95.

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