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October 15 2011: The Long Night of Museums in Munich

October 15 2011: The Long Night of Museums in Munich

More than a hundred locations open to the public from 7 pm to 2 am. Not only museums but also clubs and spaces where to listen to music of all genres. This is the Long Night of Museums, which will be held on October 15 in Munich (Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen.) The program also includes a long… afternoon, from 2 to 6 pm, with initiatives, shows, tours and concerts mainly dedicated to children.

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September 15, 2011 in Events, Exhibitions & Museums. 8 comments

September 17th to October 3rd – Oktoberfest is Back

September 17th to October 3rd – Oktoberfest is Back

Like every year, for twenty days the city of Munich becomes the European center of entertainment. During the 2010 edition of the Oktoberfest there were nearly 6.5 million visitors in the large Festhalle, the covered tents, who drank more than 6 million liters of beer and ate something like 17 cattles, 59 calves and a few hundred thousands of chickens, but mostly 250 000 sausages (always served in pairs).

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July 12, 2011 in Oktoberfest.

June and July in Munich: the Opera Festival

June and July in Munich: the Opera Festival

During the summer months, some of the best opera stages in Munich open to one of the most important musical events of the year: the Opera Festival organized by the Bayerische Staatsoper. The festival takes place at the Nationaltheater (2, Max-Joseph-Platz), Cuvilliés- Theater (1, Residenzstraße) and Prinzregententheater (12, Prinzregentenplatz ).

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May 31, 2011 in Festivals & Concerts. 17 comments

June 22 – July 17: Tollwood Summer Festival in Munich, music and culture non profit

June 22 – July 17: Tollwood Summer Festival in Munich, music and culture non profit

The Tollwood Festival of Munich is a great event held twice a year, in early summer and early winter. This is a festival of arts and culture, with dozens of scheduled events, theater, music, impromptu shows, acrobats and street performers. All in the name of ecology and zero impact.

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May 24, 2011 in Events, Festivals & Concerts.

In Munich, the Auer Dult fair in May, August and October

In Munich, the Auer Dult fair in May, August and October

Three times a year, on Munich’s Mariahilfplatz, a great festival is held since 1300. The Auer Dult is a traditional market characterized by the presence of stalls of small objects, antiques, used clothing, crafts and local foods.

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April 19, 2011 in Events, Leisure. 8 comments

Filmfest München – Munich, June 24 – July 2, 2011

Filmfest München – Munich, June 24 – July 2, 2011

The Munich Filmfest is one of the leading film events in Germany, as is that of Berlin. Every year, filmmakers, directors and famed actors gather in Munich to enjoy a festival featuring over 150 films for an audience of more than 65 000 spectators.

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April 4, 2011 in Festivals & Concerts.

Oktoberfest Faq. 10 questions about Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Faq. 10 questions about Oktoberfest

The visit to Oktoberfest should be programmed in advance. To enjoy the party and to dispose of excess, in fact, you have to book a hotel as well as a table at the stalls. If you don’t book, you will remain standing and cannot drink. The following ten tips are to help you to make the most of your Oktoberfest experience.

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February 28, 2011 in Oktoberfest. 1 comment

Useful tips on visiting Oktoberfest

Useful tips on visiting Oktoberfest

Probably, for the veterans of the Oktoberfest, the following tips are unnecessary. But for those experiencing for the first time this important event in Munich (which although being called Oktober-fest, takes place in September), some guidance is needed.

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February 21, 2011 in Oktoberfest.

A family trip to Oktoberfest

A family trip to Oktoberfest

For many years, Oktoberfest’s Tuesday is traditionally the day dedicated to families. On that day, from 12.00 to 6.00 pm, the magical atmosphere of this beautiful festival becomes even more magical to greet families and their children: beverages and delicacies sold at the stalls and many attractions at the Luna Park are offered at discounted prices!

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February 10, 2011 in Family & Kids, Oktoberfest. 2 comments

The Oktoberfest’s funfair

The Oktoberfest’s funfair

The Oktoberfest is famous for the millions of jugs of beer that are consumed, for the buxom girls waiting on tables, for the gourmet meals served in the Festhalle (large beer tents), but also for the great Luna Park which every year accompanies the festival of beer.
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January 31, 2011 in Oktoberfest.

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