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Festivals & Events in Munich
Musica dal vivo, spettacoli, cabaret, performance artistiche al Festival Tollwood a Monaco dal 26 novembre al 31 dicembre (tranne il 24 e 25.12) e l’ultimo dell’anno il party di San Silvestro
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The time has come and today the 180th Oktoberfest in #Munich will open its party tents for more than one million expected visitors. Join the “Wiesn” and try the delicious German wheat beer, September 21 – October 6. #youth #mustsees #festivalsevents
How do Munich’s locals call the world’s biggest beer festival “Oktoberfest”?
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Festivals & Events
International musicians, exciting theater productions and culinary delights from around the world – all this waits for you to be explored at #Tollwood Festival in #Munich, running through July 21, 2013. #youth #festivalsevents
Volkstümliche Musik Competition
A Bavarian Battle of the Bands
Some people march to the beat of their own drum; Bavarians march to the sound of their own Oompah bands. There is just something about the combination dirndls, lederhosen, and music that makes it hard to resist a smile (and a good time). Regardless of what clothes are ruling the catwalks in Paris or what songs are topping the charts, Bavaria maintains a style and culture all its own. Nowhere is this more evident than in Munich’s biergartens.
During my first night in Munich, it was the sound of tubas and clarinets that diverted me from heading straight to Marianplatz…to a Volkstümliche Musik competition held in a biergarten full to the brim. Chatting with the members of three Oompah bands, I got a bit of Bavarian Culture 101.
First off, they take their music seriously, and it’s not something from a bygone era; it’s a jamfest. The Oompah band competition is meant to be a good time for everyone and provide Gemütlichkeit (that untranslatable cozy, boozy, cheerful feeling) for listeners and musicians alike. In fact, one of the most recognizable Bavarian tunes (Ein Prosit) is actually intended as a break so that the musicians can have a drink, too. On top of that, most of the musicians at this event were under twenty-five, which in my opinion, makes it more like a modern Battle of the Bands than anything else.
Second, the Bavarian wardrobe is no laughing matter either. Whereas a dirndl might strike a foreigner as a novelty for a party, it’s a serious outfit for them. A trumpet player named Monica told me she owned not one, but four more dirndls back at home in her village. I’ve not so secretly always wanted a dirndl, but Monica seemed surprised when I balked at the typical price.
“Is that a lot? 100€?” she said. When I thought about it, it’s actually a reasonable price for something you could wear on the weekends; however, I don’t know if the look would fly back home.
Additionally, Bavaria has its own slang…well, it’s actually it’s own language, which can be useful if you want to tell someone you love them (I mog di, not Ich liebe Dich) or if you just want to say good bye (pfiat' di, instead of auf Wiedersehen).
On a final note, Bavarian culture has got a certain amount of “you’ve just got to try it,” which can’t be summed by feathered hats or regional dialects. Try it for yourself and until then, pfiat’ eich!
If you’d like to sneak a peek of the world’s best extreme sports athletes, visit the X Games in Munich, taking place from the 27th to the 30th June. http://buzz.mw/-PFQ_Z
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Be sure to visit Munich during the last 2 weeks of September, you will participate in a beer festival so big, it needs its own month (albeit, seemingly the incorrect month) to celebrate it. Drindles, umpa umpa bands, wild rides and the flowing beer engulf the city during Oktoberfest. The festival is held in Theresienwiese a park close to the city center. From miles away you’ll be able to see rollercoasters and Ferris wheels that stand out against the city skyline.
First held in in October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hilbughausen, Oktoberfest has grown into the mecca for any beer-drinking enthusiast. The key to participating in style is to gain access to one of the many tents throughout the festival grounds. Once in, you’ll likely find yourself standing on your seat as you drink one-liter beers that are specially brewed for the festival. People will be singing and dancing to all kinds of music; from traditional songs from hundreds of years ago, to hits from the 80s, as long as the band is loud, the lyrics indiscernible, and the beer flowing, the joy in the tents is unstoppable.