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Visit to Castle Neuschwanstein

One of Bavaria's most storied gems is Neuschwanstein castle, Mad King Ludwig's vision quest that the King never got to see finished.

A visit to Neuschwanstein is a must for anyone traveling to Munich.

Oktoberfest

There simply aren't enough superlatives to describe Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest. Held on the Wies’n fairground from the middle of September to the beginning of October, the festival is opened with the traditional cry of "O'zapft is" (the barrel is tapped). Year after year the Oktoberfest attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. Beer tents and fairground rides as far as the eye can see guarantee an exuberant Dancing in a beer tent atmosphere for a whole two weeks. Experience the real Germany of traditional music and costumes, wurst, pretzels, and an inexhaustible supply of the finest beer in the world.

Oktoberfest is celebrated in Bavaria at the end of September and the beginning of October (this year the festival runs from September 22nd - October 7th).

Oktoberfest

Want to attend the festival? The key is to book early and often! The more you plan in advance the more money you will save in the long run.

The Origins of Oktoberfest

Each year millions of visitors travel to Bavaria to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (later dubbed 'Mad' King Ludwing to Princess Therese of Bavaria. Later, the festival became a celebration of Bavarian agriculture and horse racing. These days Oktoberfest is a celebration of life, German culture, beer and well...beer.

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