Category: Insider tips for Germany

6 German beer fests besides Oktoberfest

If it comes to beer fests in Germany, the Oktoberfest in Munich is the biggest German folk festival and it’s the most famous fair in the world. That’s why this folk festival goes beyond the borders of Germany. For instance, only in the United States there are over 100 copies of the original German Oktoberfest taking place. Meanwhile, there is even in China an Oktoberfest in the city called Qingdao.  Allegedly, the Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, called “Oktoberfest Zinzinnati” ist the best of all US copies. I’ve never been in Cincinnati and I cannot compare it with the German original. And if I even would have been in Cincinnati, I could not compare it because I never went to the Oktoberfest in Munich. The reason for that is, that to me as a German, Oktoberfest is nothing special because there a lot of folk festivals spreading across Germany. Actually, almost every German town and city has its own fair. Therefore, I would like to introduce to you some other famous folk festivals in Germany which are at least as good as Oktoberfest.

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Germany’s Barbarossa Monument – an insider tip

The most people traveling to Germany usually look for well-known attractions like Neuschwanstein Castle, Oktoberfest, the Berlin Wall or the tavern Hofbräuhaus in Munich. The reason for that is that those points of interest are established attractions and they bring a bunch of money. In other words, they are beloved cash cows. For that reason, when you google for things to do in Germany, you usually would see them first in Google’s search results. But if you would like to visit not only the established points of interest, you will be very surprised how much other attractions you would find in Germany. You just need to know where they are. Thus, in this article I will show you one of those things to do in Germany you usually won’t find on the internet unless you know about it. I am speaking about a impressive memorial called Barbarossa Monument. So read on, folks.

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