Tag Archives: Bavaria

Oktoberfest: O’zapft is!

The kegs have been tapped and the beer is flowing at the Wiesn in Munich because today is the opening of the 177th Oktoberfest. Two years ago I attended Oktoberfest before my study abroad program began in Salzburg. I went … Continue reading

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Nürnberg photos

In the spring of 2009, my parents and I traveled from Munich up to Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German). You probably recognize this city from the Nazi war crimes trials that happened here after WWII. If not that, you’ve probably heard … Continue reading

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Aperschnalzen, or Austrian whipcracking

In Salzburg last month, when I watched the Salzburger Dult Festzug, the Salzburg Traditions Festival’s opening procession, a couple of the acts included whipcracking. To no surprise at all, Aperschalzen in Salzburg Province and Goaßlschalzen in Bavaria, Germany, are rooted … Continue reading

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