Category: Holidays and Events

WHAT THE HONK? GERMAN WEEKEND CAR PROCESSIONS EXPLAINED!

Chances are if you’re living in Germany, you’ve lucked into a neighbor who has at least once grumbled at someone who was disturbing quiet hours. And that someone might have been you. Don’t stress. I’m not judging – we’ve all been there. Maybe you were drilling on a Sunday. Or mowing the lawn at 12.30. Perhaps you’re a noodle and were having a karaoke party till 4.31 am on a weeknight – in that case: bleep you! All of the above can cause your neighbors to complain. However, feel free to smooth along the streets in a procession of cars,...

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FORGET ABOUT OKTOBERFEST – VISIT THIS BAVARIAN BEER CELEBRATION INSTEAD!

Other places have lovers’ lanes – Oktoberfest has hurl hill: a mound to make out, retch and keel over – all in one spot, accompanied by fellow thrower uppers. What is more, die Wiesn, as the natives call Oktoberfest, features unwarranted prices, massive crowds, and dreadfully long waits – it’s like Disneyland’s plastered, little brother. But fret not! Only 2.5 hours north of Munich, you can have a slightly more modest, less packed, and more authentic beer fest experience, that’ll still leave you reminiscing unendingly. If you decide to drive there, make sure to read my Six Facts You Wish...

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THIS TITCHY DETAIL ON A TRADITIONAL BAVARIAN DRESS MAY HELP YOU MEET YOUR SOULMATE – OR REPEL THE SLEAZEBALLS

Throw in the sponge Tinder, Christian Mingle, and OkCupid – here comes *drumroll* clothing! Granted, compared to apps or dating sites, this approach to attracting potential mates is no spring chicken, but deep down we all know that appearing as alluring as possible still works like a charm. The southern German traditional costume has kicked it up a notch, by adding a little detail that makes wearing a wedding ring obsolete and is more easily visible than a twinkling rock on someone’s finger. Along with a blouse, Bavarian dresses, called Dirndl, come with an apron that gets tied in different...