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BMW Welt - 7 things to know before you go.
The past couple of years have been, shall we say, tough for those of us who love to travel. But thankfully things are getting much easier and there is every indication that Octoberfest 2022 will go ahead, following two years of cancellations.
So it's time to book your tickets and get planning - we hope you'll find this website the perfect place to do it :)
•Status: Capital of Bavaria, the biggest
and richest state in Germany.
•Population: 1.5 million
•Known for: Oktoberfest, lederhosen, BMW,
in ’72, birthplace of the beer garden
•Language spoken: German and a local
dialect called Boarisch
•Useful phrases: -Grüss Gott (formal hello),
-Servus (informal hello, goodbye),
-Gut schaust du aus (you look great),
-Noh a Moss, bitte! (One more litre mug of beer,
-Hast du ’was Klopapier? (Have you got any loo
•Famous past residents: Vladimir Lenin,
Lola Montez, Freddie Mercury, Joseph Ratzinger (former Pope), Lou Bega
•Currency: The Euro € . One Euro equals about 1.06 US
dollars, 0.85 British pounds, 1.42 Australian dollars and 2.32 Tonga Pa'anga
•Common souvenirs: Beer steins, lion
dolls, Oktoberfest hats
•Quote: "Today is the good old times of
tomorrow"–Munich comic Karl Valentin
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Hi, I'm Stu, journalist and lover of all things Munich and Bavaria. This website is 100 per cent independent, up-to-date and designed to help you with your visit to this beautiful corner of Germany.
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