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Oktoberfestherzen - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts
Oktoberfest in Munich is a "super sized" version of the traditional Bavarian harvest festival. Heart shaped gingerbread cookies decorated with mottos are an unmissable part of the calorific food, while strong beer ensures willing voices to join in with the continuous "musical" background.
Oktoberfest in Munich, Fast Facts
Albert Einstein worked there as an electrician, an intoxicated dachshund was delivered to Lost and Found, it uses enough electricity to give 52 years of power to a home for four, and emigrants from Germany have taken it all over the world, but Oktoberfest began over 200 years ago in Munich.
Oktoberfest in Munich – Fun Facts
It's "Oktoberfest" although most of it takes place in September, an "Angel" on hiatus from heaven attends every year, one Mayor opened it by shouting "I'zapt os" instead of "O'zapft is", (it's tapped), and that was before any beer was consumed. Some Oktoberfest Fun Facts.
Oktoberfest in Munich
A huge country fair, and the world's largest "Volksfest", it began as a horse race honoring a royal wedding. Over 200 years later the Oktoberfest has moved with the times, but is still an annual festival of Bavarian exuberance, draft beer, beer garden food and tradition.
Oberammergau Passion Play
The wind of change has blown through the Bavarian village of Oberammergau’s centuries old and unique Passion Play, although Jesus’ entrance to Jerusalem, his crucifixion and resurrection remain the focal points.
Obatzda, Beer Garden Favorite, Recipes
Originating in Bavaria "Obatzda" is a mixture of different cheeses, always flavored with paprika whatever additional ingredients are included, and a favorite Bavarian Beer Garden specialty which is really worth trying.
North Germany's Friesentorte Recipe
It is a delicious creamy calorie bomb, and a North and East Friesland specialty. Friesentorte the 'special occasion' Frisian cream cake that accompanies a Friesentee, (Frisian tea), Ceremony on Sundays and celebrations. Or just because you feel like it.
My Father's Keeper - Book Review
My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders - An Intimate History of Damage and Denial: follows the lives of children, many of whom are still alive, their unenviable legacy: being born to senior members of the Third Reich.
Munich Olympics 1972, From Dream to Terror
The home of Munich's 1972 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympic Park. A revolutionary, pioneering design, its sweeping acrylic glass canopies symbolized a new democratic, transparent and optimistic Germany, their shape a panoramic view of the Bavarian Alps. But the dream was broken.
Multicultural Germany's Soccer World Cup
It wasn’t large and ornate, and neither gold nor silver but in the eyes of their fellow Germans, and many in the outside world, what the German soccer team took away from the 2010 South African World Cup FootballChampionship was a trophy really worth winning.
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