Articles Tagged ‘Festival’

Festivals in Munich

Festivals in Munich February 9, 2012 | Events | Read More
People ask me all the time when is the best time to visit Munich.  My answer is different depending on what I believe the person wants to see and do.  A lot of people aren’t that interested in actual sightseeing and instead want experiences with the culture.  In Munich’s case we are talking about...

Experiencing the Oktoberfest

Experiencing the Oktoberfest September 25, 2011 | Events | Read More
The majority of visitors to the world famous Okotberfest simply do not see much of the actual event.  Like a state fair in the United States, there are many things going on at the Oktoberfest and to walk in, take the first seat you see, spend the whole day there, and then leave, is not what I call experiencing...

Labor Day Weekend in Munich

Labor Day Weekend in Munich July 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The American and Canadian Labor Day weekend is no holiday here in Munich, but it is a great time to visit. Actually, we’d go as far as saying it may be the best time of year to come! Backpackers are back to school, teachers are back to school, and there are no kids in sight. Everything is still...

August and September Festivals in and Around Munich

August and September Festivals in and Around Munich July 25, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Munich is famous for its Oktoberfest, but it is certainly not the only festival coming up. In fact, many people prefer the smaller more local festivals. The reasons for this vary from having a more authentic feel to simply being able to get good food and beer easier and cheaper.  As we mentioned a couple...

Munich Volksfests (Local Festivals) in June

Munich Volksfests (Local Festivals) in June May 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
I know what you’re thinking.  What is a volksfest? Well, a volksfest is a festival/carnival similar to a county fair in the United States.  In Germany, these are held in nearly every town sometime between spring and fall.  That includes the suburbs. The largest and most famous volksfest in Germany...

Summer Tollwood Festival

Summer Tollwood Festival May 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
One of the highlights of the summer in Munich is the Tollwood festival.  Actually, there are two Tollwood festivals, one in the summer and one in the winter and they are very different affairs.  The summer Tollwood is part music venue and part yuppie craft fair.  It is held at the extreme Southern...

Spring Fest! It’s kind of like Oktoberfest

Spring Fest!  It’s kind of like Oktoberfest May 5, 2011 | Events | Read More
Frühlingsfest, Munich’s spring festival, is quite similar to the Oktoberfest, but smaller. Held on the northern half of the Oktoberfest grounds (the Theresienwiese), the spring festival is going on as I write this and will continue until May 15th.  If you are heading to Munich in the next week and...

May Pole Time in Bavaria!

May Pole Time in Bavaria! April 30, 2011 | Events | Read More
A may pole is a decorated pole or tree, usually put up on May 1st. In most regions, like in Bavaria, it is a much celebrated event usually in the town square and is connected with a little village fair. A traditional Bavarian may pole will have blue and white painted spirals, from bottom left to upper...

Starkbierfest (strong beer festival)

Starkbierfest (strong beer festival) March 11, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Fasching (Carnival) is over and so that means one thing to many Bavarians:  it is now strong beer season.  Aside from the Oktoberfest, this is the 2nd biggest beer festival in the city of Munich and a personal favorite of mine as Starkbier has a more roasted flavor which really appeals to me. Unlike...

Paulaner am Nockherberg

Paulaner am Nockherberg February 3, 2011 | Food | Read More
Paulaner am Nockherberg is a large beer hall with a cozy and warm, upscale feel to it, this is THE place to have a Paulaner beer.  It’s connected to the actual Paulaner brewery, has a MASSIVE fest hall (which was mainly built for the Starkbierfest), and also has quite a large beer garden as well. ...