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How NOT to handle Oktoberfest

Ever dreamed of getting sloshed on steins at the biggest Volksfest in the world? Six million attendees, beer halls, carnival rides, endless bratwurst... When you finally make it to this big German bash, it wouldn’t be surprising if you get so excited (read: drunk) that you f%&k it all up. ...

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Munich — More than just a beerfest

When people think of Munich, they think ‘Oktoberfest’. The fun, the parties, the beer. But in many an alcohol induced haze, a lot of attendees miss out on what else this amazing German city has to offer. BRENTON SHAUGHNESSY spent a long weekend in the Bavarian heartland to see the ...

Oktoberfest begins

This is Oktoberfest! One of the biggest parties on the planet, Munich's 201 year old, three week festival of beer attracts tens of thousands of Australians amongst the millions of visitors every year.

Germany – united despite diversity

Germany is a country full of contrasts — from the obvious east-west divide based on political and social structure, to the differing attitudes to the past and present in the north and south. KATE OLSEN avoids the one litre steins of Munich to try to make sense of it all.

Germany to show the world

Speak to any Antipodean and you will find that Germany rarely rates highly on their travel hitlist. Why should it? Popular belief tells us that this is a nation of cold hearts, raised voices, carbohydrates and butch women, writes Lisa Cox.

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