We accompany two friends from Guadalajara on a sightseeing tour in Munich. We join them strolling down the Maximilianstrasse and having a beer in the Hofbräuhaus.
Diana Ramos & Karla Monterde
Germany's highly celebrated new high-speed rail link between Berlin and Munich ran into trouble on its first day. An ICE train was plagued with technical difficulties and delays on the trip back to Bavaria.
After having its lowest level of visitors in 15 years in 2016 due to security fears amid terrorist threats throughout Europe, this year's Oktoberfest once again exceeded its annual average of 6 million attendees.
Konga, Skyfall, Toboggan, and the Ferris Wheel - they all have one purpose: a "Riesen Gaudi" - gigantic fun. Along with drinking beer in the festival tent, the rides are traditional attractions at the Oktoberfest.
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