Oktoberfest is an annual event held in Munich, Germany. The festival lasts for 18 days, and it usually begins late September and lasts until early October. This event gathers a lot of people, approximately 6 million individuals from around the world. You probably have heard rumors how Octoberfest is an overcrowded, overhyped and overpriced festival and to some degree this is true. But, the things you will experience here can’t be compared to any festival in the world. So, if you are still thinking this is not for you, here are five reasons that will convince you otherwise.
The official wear of Octoberfest is a dirndl for the ladies and lederhosen for the men, so we would highly recommend you to pick one once arriving in Munich. This type of dressing up is all for fun, and no one will pay attention to you. The clothes can cost you between $20 and $600 and the great thing about them is that they can be recycled and used for other costumes. You will find many street vendors selling the cheaper version of clothes, so you won’t have to break your bank account buying one.
This is a pretty good cause to visit Octoberfest. Beer is the essential element of this festival with an estimated 6 million litters to be drunk this year. Since 16th century Germany implemented strict brewing regulation, which says that only water, hops, and barley can be used in making of Bavarian beer. So, it’s safe to say, that you will taste the best beer in the world and one liter of beer costs around 10 euros, which is approximately $13. The price is a bit steep, but it’s worth of every penny.
Considering that beer is only made with natural ingredients, it means you won’t be drinking average beer packed with additives and preservatives. You will be amazed how much you can drink, without having a hangover. So, don’t be afraid to drink because in the morning you will feel as good as new.
Traditional Bavarian food is absolutely delicious, full of spices and amazing flavors. Please don’t leave Octoberfest without trying roast chicken, and pretzel with sweet mustard. This is an excellent opportunity to experience Bavarian cousin which involves a lot of meat.
One of the best ways to escape the reality is to start your day with a movie. A terrific film can transform your environment and take you to another world or time. Hopefully, an excellent vacation can do the same. So, if you want to combine two things, tourism, and cinema, then the best way is to attend the movie festival at your chosen destination. Approximately, there are 4,000 cities around the world that host these cultural events, and still, they are an amazing destination for your vacation. Given the occasion, it would be foolish to spend your entire trip glued to screen. Instead, you can choose the festival in the city you want to see. This time, we will review some of the most popular festivals in Europe.
Even since it was founded in 1932, the Venice film festival has managed to build a remarkable image. This place is the original haunt for starts, filmmakers, and their fans. Nowadays, thousands of people come to Venice just to see their favorite actors. But, first of all, this city is a beautiful place to visit, enjoy Italian culture and take a gondola ride through city canals and it’s a fabulous opportunity to catch some European spirit. Don’t miss a chance to spend a couple of days in Venice with your favorite actors.
This probably the largest and most visited festival on the Earth. The Berlin International Film Festival is also called Berlinale, and it’s impressive, both in size and scope. Every year, nearly half of million tickets are sold, and it takes place in late winter. The festival includes movies that are in German language, classics from past years, documentaries and feature-film competition. While you are checking out the Berlinale, you can take some time to explore numerous places in this city, such as an aquarium, history museums and shopping district North Mitte. Either you use public transportation or a rental car, it will take you to very best parts of Berlin.
Cannes Film Festival isn’t open for general public. It’s a gathering of red carpet elite, filmmakers, media and residents of this beautiful city. But, this is not a reason to avoid the Cannes festival. You can revive glamorous life by chartering a yacht or visiting some of the luxurious resort spas. Another option is to rent a car and spend a day driving through magnificent Cote d’Azur beaches. Considering Paris is close, you should expand your vacation and visit some of the most amazing places in this city.
If you have ever wanted to enjoy beautiful beaches, nice and sunny weather while watching the movies, then San Sebastian is your next destination. Every year, San Sebastian hosts a film festival where you can see some highly acclaimed names in the movie industry, such as Al Pacino, Gregory Peck, Hitchcock, Tarantino, and Godard. While visiting this stunning destination, you should pass some enjoyable time in a pintxos bar sampling strong drinks and delicious cousin.