7 Reasons to Check Out Munich’s Springfest

Does the thought of Oktoberfest’s 6 million visitors intimidate you? Are the hotels prices for Oktoberfest simply breaking your bank? If so, we have just the solution for you: Munich’s Springfest (known locally as Frühlingsfest). Springfest is often referred to ...

6 Places to Experience the German Influence in Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas, a couple hours west of Austin, is unlike any other place in the Lone Star State. Given its historical founding and serious German influence, Fredericksburg is less about boot-scootin’ and more about das boot… less about denim with a big focus on...
6 Reasons Oktoberfest is the Best Fest

6 Reasons Oktoberfest is the Best Fest

There are countless festivals that take place around the world. I mean, just an infinite number—you can’t even add them up. But among that vast expanse of celebration is one that surpasses all the rest in terms of fun, fanfare, and freaking huge beverages: Oktoberfest in Munich,...

5 Reasons to Experience Starkbierfest in Munich at Least Once

Oktoberfest isn’t Munich’s only bodacious beerfest, you know. In fact, fall isn’t Munich’s only beer festival season. Half a year before the start of Oktoberfest you’ve got Starkbierfest in Munich, also known as the Strong Beer Festival. Thanks to some ancient monks, Munich...
8 Reasons to Check Out the Straubing Beer Festival

8 Reasons to Check Out the Straubing Beer Festival in Germany

We’ve learned that if there’s anything Germany does well (there are many things actually), it’s beer festivals. Perhaps you’ve heard of Oktoberfest—the world’s largest, craziest party? Or the Stuttgart Beer Festival—the world’s second largest? But have you heard o...
Bigger Opening Weekend-than-Oktoberfest Stuttgart Beer Festival

A Bigger Opening Weekend than Oktoberfest? This Festival Has It

That’s right, folks. There’s a German beer festival out there that is hot on the tail of Oktoberfest for the biggest opening weekend. I’m talking about the Stuttgart Beer Festival – a much lesser-known beer fest but one that is growing in popularity each year. While...

10 Fun Things to Do at Oktoberfest Besides Drink Beer

Sure, Oktoberfest in Munich is known as the world’s largest beer festival. And sure, beer-drinking is, by far, the most popular activity there. However! That doesn’t mean drinking beer is the only thing to do there. You’d actually be shocked by how many people seek out other,...

3 Reasons This Festival Is Better Than Oktoberfest

Everyone knows about Oktoberfest—the world’s largest beer and folk festival. But not everyone is familiar with the Stuttgart Beer Festival, the world’s second largest. And the fact that they don’t know about it is part of what makes it great. (So shhh!) Many will tell you the...

Spain’s Baby-Jumping Festival Is the Weirdest One We’ve Seen Yet

Spain is pretty… umm… let’s say “unique”. They’ve got a long list of weird festivals, the abstract stylings of Antoni Gaudí and Pablo Picasso, and a borderline unhealthy relationship with ham. Even their baptisms are off-the-charts bananas. It’s that last one that...

7 Fun Facts About the Stuttgart Beer Festival You Probably Didn’t Know

The Stuttgart Beer Festival (also known as Cannstatter Volksfest) takes place in Stuttgart, Germany and is actually the world’s second largest beer festival. And word on the street is that this festival may actually be better than Oktoberfest, its big brother. The Stuttgart Beer...