The Real German Munich Oktoberfest!

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2011: a retro-post in which you can join me on my first trip to the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, the world's largest and best known beer party!

Happy 856th Birthday, Munich!

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I’m learning that, for life here in Munich, it’s best to check the events calendar in advance and possibly even make reservations for weekend events. The trip downtown from where I live via public transport is complicated by subway track construction (we have to take a detour on a bus instead of riding straight in). BTW, no one drives into Munich! Plus the city gets so crowded on weekends, especially in the good weather we’ve been having.

But last weekend we got lucky. On Saturday morning my husband and I checked online and discovered it was Munich’s birthday and they were having a Stadtgründungsfest (“City Founding Party”). Going strong after 856 years, wow! We had no idea. Are we bad citizens? read more

Munich, Germany, with Friends: Hofbrauhaus, BMW World, Viktualienmarkt and Olympiapark

When friends come to visit in Munich, there is much to do. And we did it all! First, the famous beer hall, Hofbrauhaus, and then BMW World, Olympia Park's revolving restaurant, the Viktualienmarkt, an Indian Restaurant on a schedule, and more!