Dirndl Dos and Don’ts

By Georgia Chapman

It’s that time of year again – Oktoberfest is days away and the Dirndl will be making its annual appearance all over the city. You will see short ones, long ones, medium-length ones, low cut, high cut – you name it. But despite the variations on style, there are a few rules one should know about before donning this traditional attire. Continue reading “Dirndl Dos and Don’ts”

A short history of the Wiesn

By Laura Kohler

The very first Wiesn took place in October of 1810. That first Wiesn was very different than the Volksfest we know today; it was a week of celebrations in the city of Munich held in honor of the wedding of Ludwig of Bayern and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Theresienwiese, and its nickname “Wiesn”, takes its name from this princess. Continue reading “A short history of the Wiesn”