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.
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.
Gingerbread hearts, beers, a tuba, pretzels and the Giant Ferris Wheel — symbols of Munich's beer festival — all appear on a white-blue sky on the new official Oktoberfest ceramic beer mug.
Three days before the start of the Munich Oktoberfest on Saturday (22.09. - 07.10.) Lufthansa is sending its crew on their journey in Bavarian costume. And there's draught beer on board!
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.
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