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200 Years of Beer

By Linda Tancs

Munich’s Oktoberfest is celebrating 200 years in 2010.  So what better way to mark the occasion than to extend the party one more day.  This year’s festivities will allow you to visit the Wiesn and imbibe the weizen until 4 October instead of 3 October.  Better reserve your tent space early.  The extra “anniversary day” is likely to bring out even more crowds.

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Bavarian Air in Breckenridge

By Linda Tancs

U.S. statesman Benjamin Franklin is often misquoted as having said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Surely, though, the sentiment is agreed in Breckenridge, Colorado, home of this weekend’s 15th annual Oktoberfest. Kicking off the festival is Friday night’s Brewmaster’s Dinner; reservations are required. Those in the know have no doubt already reserved their Oktoberfest lodging package, starting at $90 per person per night and including two nights of lodging, tickets to the Brewmaster’s Dinner, beer vouchers and a reserved commemorative beer stein. Day trippers can start the party at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday along historic Main Street. As you might expect, the thoroughfare will be rife with traditional costumes, German cuisine, oompah bands, Bavarian dancers and, of course, Paulaner bier by the steinload. The largest historic district in Colorado, this mountain town offers unforgettable fall foliage to complement the festivities. Can you take all that in during the day? Maybe you should look for some last minute lodging, just in case.

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Festive Munich

Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is perhaps best known for its festive beer halls. But the city is equally prized for its Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque-styled buildings, its royal boulevards and outdoor markets. The city’s motto is “Munich Likes You.” Find out why at Travelrific® Travel Show.

A Million Gallons of Beer Await You in Munich

By Linda Tancs

For those who don’t mind a little invasion of their personal space, now’s the time to head to Munich for Oktoberfest, which kicked off on September 22nd and runs through October 7.  Just be prepared to sing and sway shoulder to shoulder with your comrades.  Prosit!

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