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• There’s Still Time to Get to Oktoberfest!

There’s Still Time to Get to Oktoberfest!

The world’s biggest party starts in just over a month, and unlike last year’s historic 200th anniversary edition, which drew about 2 million more visitors than usual and essentially shut down Munich, there is still some space for 2011. I’ve been a couple of times, including last year’s bicentennial, and I firmly believe Oktoberfest is […]

• At Oktoberfest, a Controversy Brews Over Racy Designer Dirndls

At Oktoberfest, a Controversy Brews Over Racy Designer Dirndls

Surrounded by the bratwurst stands and beer wagons of Oktoberfest, Alexandra Coroian, a 24-year-old Romanian in pigtails, pulls at the ruffle of her short scarlet dirndl, exposing a black lace petticoat underneath. “I really like these costumes,” she says, demonstrating how she hacked off the bottom half of the traditional dress. “I think I’ll wear […]

• Mugs for Thugs: Munich Oktoberfest Sees Rise in Assaults with Beer Glasses

Mugs for Thugs: Munich Oktoberfest Sees Rise in Assaults with Beer Glasses

While certain crimes are down at Oktoberfest this year, there have been more attacks with an unlikely, yet readily available, weapon: the one-liter beer stein. Some of the victims have been whisked away in ambulances with concussions and fractured skulls caused by fights involving the heavy glasses. Police at the Munich Oktoberfest say crimes such […]

• Beer tents packed as Munich's first non-smoking Oktoberfest opens

Beer tents packed as Munich's first non-smoking Oktoberfest opens

Munich – The beer tents at Oktoberfest were packed Saturday even before the mayor of Munich, Christian Ude, had officially inaugurated the annual festival beer with two whacks of a hammer to open the first keg. This year’s Oktoberfest, set to run till October 4, is the first where smoking is banned. Munich is standing […]

• Quick! You still have time to book a flight to Oktoberfest. Top 10 things to do once you get there

Quick! You still have time to book a flight to Oktoberfest. Top 10 things to do once you get there

Every autumn, millions of people head to Munich to celebrate that hoppy concoction that we all know as beer. Oktoberfest, the grand German fete for the beverage made from fermented barley and yeast starts September 18. Online travel experts cheapflights.com offers a list of the top 10 things to do in Munich during Oktoberfest.