Danke Germany For An Unforgettable Weekend!

Having just returned home from a wonderful weekend spent in Munich, Germany, through FlorenceForFun, I have had some time to reflect on my trip. From roaming the streets of Munich to taking in the history of Dachau, this trip was definitely one for the books! Right off the bus I could feel the excitement and anticipation of […]

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What to Expect the Opening Weekend at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is an adventure celebrating one of the greatest things in the world, beer!  The opening weekend of Oktoberfest holds a large ceremony including the tapping of the first keg by the Mayor of Munich, parades, and lots of merriment. To do the day properly, you wake up at 6 am and start getting ready.  You […]

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Oktoberfest Advice: How to Tie the Knot

For all of you ladies about to enjoy Oktoberfest, here is one crucial piece of information you need to know! First of all, buying a dirndl is essential to properly get into the Oktoberfest spirit.  There are plenty of places around Munich that sell Dirndls anywhere from €60-€180 in all sorts of colors, lengths, styles, and patterns. Now you […]

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9 Reasons to Visit Oktoberfest: Even if You Don’t Drink Beer

Every September for the last 183 years, millions of people have gathered in Munich, Germany to celebrate the traditional Bavarian Folk Festival known to the world as Oktoberfest. Looking to travel to Oktoberfest, but on the fence because you don’t drink the liquid of the Germans?  Here are 9 other amazing reasons to visit Munich and […]

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Munich Springfest

April 17th marks the beginning of Springfest in Munich this season and lasts until May 3. So grab your lederhosen or dirndl and travel to Germany for this awesome springtime event! Munich Spring Festival, also known as Fruhlingsfest, takes place at the same grounds as Oktoberfest, Theresienwiese. Pick from two tents, Spaten’s Hippodrome or the Augustiner tent, and sip on some […]

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FlorenceForFun in Munich

Munich Strong Beer Festival

Raise your glasses to Strong Beer Fest! Hofbräu München Heard all of the crazy Oktoberfest stories from your friends from Fall Semester? Well don’t fret, in early spring there is the another opportunity to party with the Germans. So get ready, it’s almost time for Starkbierzeit, Strong Beer Fest!!! We want to share this article […]

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Photo of the Week: Oktoberfest

Celebrating at Oktoberfest in the Hofbräu Festzelt tent! To submit your favorite travel photo for the FlorenceForFun photo of the week, send it to booking@florenceforfun.org with a description of where you were and what you were doing. Each week we will choose a photo to post on the FlorenceForFun blog.

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FlorenceForFun lovin Munich

Munich: Frankie’s Bike Tours

The highlight of any weekend in Munich, whether it be for Oktoberfest, Springfest, Strong Beerfest or just because Munich is awesome, is  a bike tour with Frankie! Frankie, of Hawaiian origins, has been living in Munich now for over 10 years. He has been a tour guide in Munich almost since the day he arrived […]

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Dachau Concentration Camp

Munich: Dachau Concentration Camp

Underneath the beer haze normally associated with Munich is a fascinating city that played a pivotal role in the modern history of the world. Hitler made Munich his launching point during the early 20th century, and it was only 2 months after he was elected as Chancellor of Germany that Dachau was established. At the […]

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