Lederhosen, beer and oompah music: many people associate Germany with Bavarian culture. The variety of mountains and castles are a tourist draw. Take a look at the facts and fables behind the clichés.
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.
Berlin is about as un-Bavarian as a German city can be, but that doesn't stop Oktoberfest from rolling into town every fall. Tamsin Walker went to find out if Berliners embrace the Munich tradition.
Oktoberfest in Munich is the world's largest folk festival. The song-filled beer celebration is a bucket list item for many. DW's Hallie Rawlinson filled us in on her first time attending.
Even if it's called Oktoberfest - the world's largest beer festival is running until October 7. Test your knowledge of the traditional fest in Munich with our quiz!
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