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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Like Bavarians, the Oide Wiesn Combines Both Tradition and Innovation

September 26th, 2014 (0)
A look at the Old Oktoberfest from Jeff Cox So here we go again. At midday on 20 September, when the new Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter tapped the first keg of beer, the first drops of a small stream ...

Oktoberfest Casts a Long Shadow

September 24th, 2014 (0)
Oktoberfest is here. Munich’s hotels and hostels are all booked solid. They have been for weeks if not longer. Local businesses will realize the year’s best revenue. Everyone from taxi drivers to room service attendants stand to gain from ...

Confessions of an Oktoberfest Hater

September 21st, 2014 (0)
Special to MunichNOW by Albert Mooney It must be like living in Rio and hating Carnival. Or being a Dubliner who dreads St. Patrick’s Day. Or a citizen of Nero’s Rome who has long grown bored with the repetitive ...

Safe Oktoberfest for Girls and Women Poster Released

September 19th, 2014 (0)
MUNICH —  MunichNOW News — Dateline: Oktoberfest 2014 About the project Since 2003, the initiative Sichere Wiesn für Mädchen und Frauen (Safe Oktoberfest for Girls and Women) has campaigned to heighten awareness of the problem of sexual assault during ...

International iPhone 6 Madness at Marienplatz

September 18th, 2014 (0)
MUNICH — MunichNOW News — We were enjoying the late September sun at Marienplatz this afternoon when we ran across an international community that had sprung up in front of the Apple Store, just off the square. It seems ...

Could Something Like the Scottish Referendum Ever Happen in Bavaria?

September 18th, 2014 (0)
News Analysis from Ken Macbeth Knowles MUNICH - MunichNOW News  —  Although it has been building up for a few years now, the excitement of the last few weeks leading up to Scotland’s referendum is fascinating. Whether the Scottish ...

“Islamic State” extremist ban ordered in Germany

September 12th, 2014 (0)
MUNICH — According to national news sources, Germany has banned the extremist group “Islamic State”. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere used a press conference in Berlin on Friday to announce the measure, saying the ban was immediately in effect. “The ...

Are You Ready for Oktoberfest?

September 11th, 2014 (0)
MUNICH — Oktoberfest in Munich begins September 20 and ends October 5. Looking at the calendar, that’s a scant 10 days until the tapping of the first keg! Despite what you may be thinking, it’s still not too late to make ...

Retirement Benefits Drive Munich Lufthansa Airport Strike

September 11th, 2014 (0)
MUNICH—Pilots at German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG said they would stage an eight-hour strike at Munich Airport on Wednesday, their third protest in weeks, in a continuing dispute over retirement benefits. The pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit said the strike would operate between ...