German Festivals And Celebrations

The Czechs are the clear leaders, while the Austrians consume slightly more liters per capita than the Germans. In the spirit of the 181st Oktoberfest, heading into its final weekend in Munich, we thought you'd enjoy learning some interesting facts about Germans and their penchant for beer. This year's Oktoberfest runs from September 16 to October 3, according to munich's website. It normally takes 16 days, with the last day being the first Sunday in October. However, if those 16 days fall before October 3, it will take 17 or 18 days. Bookworms will no doubt enjoy browsing through the thousands of titles up for grabs at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The book fair is held for five days on the grounds of Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt and dates back to the 15th century. It was then that Johannes G

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