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9 Remarkable Facts about German Oktoberfest Lederhosen

What would Bavaria be without their Oktoberfest Lederhosen? Oktoberfest, we can’t even imagine without them. You may dispute whether they look sexy, country or elegant. I’d argue that depends on who’s in them. However, what we take for granted today as part of the Bavarian traditional clothing did not always have a sure-fire place in […]

What Outfits to Wear to Oktoberfest?

Even if you are new to Germany, do not hesitate to attend the Oktoberfest in a traditional Bavarian outfit. Attending the Oktoberfest in traditional Oktoberfest costumes helps you blend in much better. It makes your Oktoberfest experience much more fun. This festival attracts 5 to 6 million people every year. Many people come from outside Germany. Even […]

5 Surprising Facts about Oktoberfest Dirndl Dresses

Where the dirndl dress really came from Contrary to popular belief, the dirndl didn’t come from the Alpine farmers. Initially, it was the dress code for female servants and housekeepers. Around 1870/80, the dirndl all of a sudden became a fashion phenomenon. The upper class ladies in the Alpine area started wearing this type of […]

5 Must-Know Facts about the German Oktoberfest in Munich

October is almost upon us … and with that, brings Oktoberfest! On September 20th, you hear it again in the typical Bavarian dialect: „O’zapft is!“ – “Es ist angezapft” (“It’s tapped!”), when the first barrel of beer is tapped. This starts off the Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich every year. Originally started in 1810, Oktoberfest has […]