Mar 052015
 
Germany among the world’s top travel destinations

For the fifth time in a row, Germany has achieved a new record in terms of overnight stays by international visitors, thereby strengthening its position within the worldwide competition. In 2014 foreign visitors accounted for 75.6 million overnight stays in Germany, according to figures released by the Federal Statistical Office, marking an increase of five percent on the preceding year. Petra Hedorfer of the (DZT) National German Tourist board announced these new figures on Wednesday at the International Tourism Fair in Berlin. Contributed By Sonia […]

5 Interesting Facts About Germany’s OKTOBERFEST

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Sep 172011
 

If you are going to Munich (Germany) you must read about the famous Oktoberfest first to know it more. Here, I’ve collected some interesting facts about it: It’s 200 Year Old Now: Oktoberfest is going to celebrate its 200th anniversary in September 2010. The Another Name: The local name for Oktoberfest, ‘Wies’n, is derived from Theresienwiese, the name of the field on which the festival is held. Why is it celebrated?: The first Oktoberfest took place in 1810 in Munich, and it was actually a celebration to honor […]