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”
By Jordan Sapir
With Wiesn right around the corner, the whole city is Oktoberfest crazy! That leaves little or no time to explain the history of the Bavarian tradition for novices.
In this month’s newsletter we will explore, the history of Wiesn, those oh so sweet gingerbread hearts and of course the Dirndl. Continue reading “From the editor”
By Bettina Hemmingsen
Did you know that 86% of expatriates take their spouse or family along when moving abroad? Are you one of them? You may have noticed that the working expats usually have a career to distract them from the culture shock while their partners often struggle with the situation in various ways. Continue reading “SOS: Clash of Cultures”
By Carolyn Hecken
I must admit that I feel like a bit of a fraud writing this because it is a frequent, if not constant struggle of mine to find this elusive “me”-time. Anyhow, here are just a few tips, tricks and tactics I’ve learned through my experience as a mom to three children under the age of seven. Continue reading “Mom“me” time!”
By Julie Leonard
Lebkuchenherzen (Gingerbread Hearts) are as big a feature at Oktoberfest as the beer and clothes. With over 100 stalls within the Oktoberfest site to choose from you really should expect to buy one of these large heart shaped sweets that hang from pretty ribbons.
Continue reading “Wiesn Gingerbread Hearts”
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”
By Noleen Sliney
Summer may be over, but September is also an exciting time of year in Munich, as it’s Dirndl Time. ☺ So once you’ve taken your Dirndl out of the wardrobe, now it’s time to decide what makeup and hairstyle you’re going to wear with it. Continue reading “Wiesn makeup and hairstyling tips”