What’s on in Germany

Oktoberfest, Munich (September 17th-October 3rd)

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Bavaria’s legendary folk festival, referred to by locals as “die Wiesn”, is a must-visit.

Each year, more than 6 million visitors from all over the world flock to experience Munich’s traditional folk music, drink German beer, watch traditional dance, visit the funfair, and have a good knees-up with their friends.

Berlin also has its very own Oktoberfest, running from September 23rd to October 16th at Kurt-Schumacher-Damm.

So if you want to feel like a true German, get your Lederhosen or Dirndl on, buy yourself some Wurst and a Bier, and enjoy the party!

Dürkheimer Wurstmark, Dürkheim (September 9th to 19th)

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The biggest wine festival in the world takes place in the small German town of Dürkheim in Rhineland-Palatinate and this year it’s gloriously celebrating its 600-year-anniversary.

While its name suggests a party around German sausage traditions, the Dürkheimer Wurstarkt has recently attracted 600,000 thirsty visitors.

The event is happening on two weekends, from the 9th through the 13th and the 16th through the 19th of September.

Pour out that old beer glass of yours and let some of the 300 wines and champagnes on offer delight your palate.


43rd BMW Berlin Marathon, Berlin (September 25th)

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On September 25th, 40,000 runners from 100 different nations will race through the German capital for the 43rd BMW Berlin Marathon.

Live bands will be playing along the track, as the athletes are taking on the 42 kilometres. 

While the starting places have long been taken, it’s not too late for you to cheer for the contestants among a crowd of over one million people and turn this sports day into a party.

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