Munich is gearing up for this year's Oktoberfest held in the Bavarian capital. The even is hugely popular with visitors from around the world and a big booster for Munich's economy.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
Who had Neuschwanstein Castle built? How high is the Zugspitze and what can you hear every day on Munich's Marienplatz square? Test your knowledge of the Free State of Bavaria.
Lederhosen were not always popular. They nearly disappeared in the 1880s! But thanks to one Bavarian teacher and his drinking buddies, the shorts will fill Oktoberfest tents. DW presents some surprising lederhosen facts.
Want to fit in at the world's biggest beer festival? Then grab your Bavarian-style outfit and brush up on your language skills. The Bavarians speak their own brand of German.
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