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10 Interesting Facts about Oktoberfest

10 Interesting Facts about Oktoberfest

1. Oktoberfest is actually the wedding anniversary celebration of King Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen dating back to 1810 2. Beer drums are carried in by a beer wagon pulled by a horse and cart in traditional Bavrian dress 3. Only beer brewed in Munich is permitted to be served 4. Only Germans are permitted to work at the festival 5. There are 25 Bier tents at Oktoberfest 6. All of the profits made by Oktoberfest are re-invested into…

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Top Tips for Visiting Berlin

Top Tips for Visiting Berlin

Despite what the graffiti might suggest, Berlin is one of the safest cities in Europe but like anywhere it helps to have a bit of background knowledge before you arrive. So here are my hints and tips, based on personal experience, to help make the most of your stay. Money For a four day break, I took 300 euros and returned with 50. As far as city breaks go Berlin is one of the cheapest as many of the tourist…

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