Taking place each on the 19th September to the 4th October, Oktoberfest is one of the most important Bavarian festivals of the year. Held in a meadow outside Munich city centre, around 6.4 million visitors and locals alike come to the 16-day carnival to sing, dance and drink traditional German beer. The festival has been keeping its vibrant traditions alive since it began in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I. Oktoberfest offers beer-loving visitors a chance to taste local Bavarian beer, regional food and revel in the atmosphere of one of the world’s most iconic festivals.
Once a year, the German capital undergoes a curious makeover. Every evening from 9th – 18th October, buildings across the city are bathed in dazzling light projections that make up the Berlin Festival of Lights. The annual event attracts over two million visitors to the city, making it one of the most successful light shows in the world. Continue reading Berlin Light Festival: Illuminating the German Capital