Travel – Germany

Saturday Snapshots #101

July 31, 2010

The world turned upside down – Weimar, July 2010 Some travellers like to experience a new city by rushing around and ticking off all the most famous tourist destinations one by one.  Me – I prefer to get a feel for a place by sitting at a pavement cafe with a glass of wine, enjoying […]

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Saturday Snapshots #59

October 10, 2009

Viktualienmarkt cat – Munich, September 2007 Munich's Viktualienmarkt is a feat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. The market started out as a farmers' market, moved there from the nearby Marienplatz in 1807 when the market outgrew the square. On an area covering 22,000m², 140 stalls and shops offer flowers, exotic fruit, game, poultry, spices, cheese, fish, juices and […]

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Saturday Snapshots #58

October 3, 2009

 Play ball! – Oktoberfest rides, Munich 2004 When I first went to the Munich Oktoberfest, six years ago, I expected lots of beer, lots of drunk Australians and lots of lederhosen.  I got all of this in spades.  What I didn't expect was how many of the Fest-goers were German locals, and that they would […]

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11 tips to make the most of the Munich Oktoberfest

September 28, 2006

So… Almost 1,000,000 litres of beer consumed. About 15 000 chickens roasted and eaten. 10 whole oxen roasted and eaten. 900,000 visitors. And that is just the opening weekend! Yes, the good folk of Bavaria and beyond are once again celebrating the Munich Oktoberfest.  So why all the excitement – what exactly is being celebrated, apart […]

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