Oktoberfest history: Why is it a fall tradition?Friday, October 13, 2017
On Oct. 12, 1810, the very first Oktoberfest was held to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, according to the official Munich city website.RELATED: The most beautiful places in Germany10 flowers that will keep a garden colorful into the fall 5 ways to turn fallen leaves into free fertilizer for your gardenFall foliage tours in the U.S. and CanadaA year later, horse racing and an agriculture show were added to help promote Bavaria's agricultural trade. While the horse racing has long since disappeared from the event, the Agriculture Show is still held every three years during Oktoberfest on the festival grounds. This year, Munich's Oktoberfest kicked off on Sept. 16 and will continue until Oct. 3. For many people, however, traveling all the way to Munich for a cold pint of world famous beer isn't feasible.In order to quench America's thirst for annual Oktoberfest celebrations, numerous fall festivals celebrating brewing are held across the nation, some of which showcase their own domestic styles and ingredients.Despite the prominence of European brewing during the 18th century, America was never without skilled brewers of its own. Even George Washington had his own recipe for porter, which is reported to have been one of his favorite beverages.In order to promote brewing in the United States, the state of Massachusetts went as far as to pass an Act in 1789 to encourage the domestic consumption and manufacture of strong beer and other malt liquors.Since then, Americans' love for fine ales, porters and lagers has not slowed. The Brewers Association reported more than 4,000 active breweries in the U.S. as of 2015.Today, there are hundreds of beer festivals of all sizes held across the country. For those looking for an Oktoberfest event closer to home, here's a list of five of America's most popular autumn beer festivals.The Great American Beer Festival — Denver, Colorado (Oct. 5 - 7)Founded in 1982, the Great American Beer Festival is one of the United States' largest beer festivals and competition events. The festival showcases one of the largest collections of U.S. beers for public tasting by hosting brewers from across the nation.Hunter Mountain's Oktoberfest — Catskill Mountains, N.Y. (Weekends Sept. 23 - Oct. 15)Located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York, Hunter Mountain offers weekend Oktoberfest celebrations for an entire month. Admission to the event is free, making it one of the most affordable events of the season. The harvest festival features authentic German entertainment, live music, food and a variety of vendors. In addition to beer, the event also offers a nice vantage point for viewing the fall foliage.New Mexico Brew Fest — Albuquerque, New Mexico (Oct. 14)New Mexico's Brew Fest coincides with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta event and is set to host beer brewed by some of the region's most prominent craft breweries. In addition, live music and local food can be found at the EXPO fairgrounds.New Ulm's Oktober...http://www.bing.com/news/apiclick.aspx?ref=FexRss&aid=&tid=80F6C68B7AC74D4A81BE33BAF7E9DF09&url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.accuweather.com%2fen%2fweather-news%2foktoberfest-history-why-is-it-a-fall-tradition%2f70002826&c=10730992372586171415&mkt=en-us
What's in a Home? - CityLabFriday, April 13, 2018
He was astonished by Peru’s diversity, both in terms of geography and inhabitants, as he traveled around the country.Thomas Dworzak travelled around the world—Bavaria, Georgia, Iran—to capture the places he had called home: places that he says still burn within him. Of Tblisi, Georgia, in particular, Dworzak wrote in the forward to his photo set, “I force myself away for longer periods but am sure to always come back. And still, I will always remain a foreigner…I think I will never gain the same level of understanding, the language, the dialect, the humor, than whenever I return to visit my father in that place I left so desperately 30 years ago.” Dworzak photographed his father in the Bavarian village from which he was deported as a child; his wife in Tehran; his friends in Tblisi. While Dworzak also included images of location and scenery, it is clear that, for him, home is haunted by the people who inhabit it.It is impossible for “home” to be interpreted exactly the same way by different people, influenced as we are by entirely different things: the way light strikes the wall of our favorite diner, the curve of our grandmother’s cheek, the way it feels to walk the same street for years. But the book proves that there are many ways to think about a home, and even more ways to visualize it.Home is available for purchase at the Magnum shop.
Keukenhof Gardens: Discover a wealth of flowers - United States Army Friday, April 13, 2018
Dutch growers and a wealth of flowers, sorted by color. The Keukenhof, translated to Kitchen Garden, owes its name to Countess Jacoba van Beieren (Jaqueline of Bavaria), who had a castle at this location in the 15th century. She stayed there very often, because the area provided good hunting grounds. Herbs and vegetables were grown in the yard for her kitchen and these have given way to more colorful plants and flowers. Over six million flower bulbs provide beautiful scenic spots throughout the park. Large flower palaces are filled with oceans of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and smaller varieties of their species as well as orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many more flowers. As the season progresses, the emphasis shifts to different groups of flowers. It is a display of colors and an overwhelming perfume.Endless varieties of tulips can be seen most of the time, but the best time to view them is mid-April. Other flowers bloom again at a different time. However, the park is always a colorful sight. The flower shops in the park can actually mail flower bulbs to the U.S. for customers.The park is open only in the spring time. This year, you can visit from March 22 to May 23. The Keukenhof is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ticket office closes at 6 p.m. Entry is €16 for adults and €8 for children age 4 to 11. Keukenhof is easy to reach via the A4 (exit Nieuw-Vennep) and the A44 (exit 3 Lisse). Follow the Keukenhof s...
5 facts about cannabis laws in Germany - Deutsche WelleThursday, March 15, 2018
The trade union representing Germany's criminologists has echoed these calls, describing the current law as "neither intelligent, nor constructive."Angela Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU, remain stark opponents of legalizing, as does the far-right po...http://www.dw.com/en/5-facts-about-cannabis-laws-in-germany/a-42709969
Brautmode und Abendmode von Brautmoden TegernseeThursday, March 15, 2018
Maßanfertigungen.Die eigenen Brautmoden- und Accessoirekollektionen und Maßanfertigungen werden in der integrierten Manufaktur aus hochwertigen Stoffen und Materialien handgefertigt – Made in Bavaria. Zu den umfangreichen Brautserviceleistungen gehören neben einer ausführlichen professionellen Beratung in entspannter Atmosphäre auch ein Änderungs- und Individualisierungsservice. Brautkleider und Brautdirndl können nach den Vorstellungen der Braut entworfen und angefertigt werden oder das ausgewähltes Brautkleid kann zusätzlich individualisiert werden. Die Accessoires und der Schmuck werden auf Wunsch auf das Styling abgestimmt und in der eigenen Manufaktur handgefertigt. Die Brautausstattung wird so zu einem unvergleichlichen Unikat.Jedes Brautdirndl ein Unikat. Dirndleria® by Tali Amoo.Die Brautdirndl der Marke Dirndleria® by Tali Amoo werden auf Wunsch nach den Wünschen und Vostellungen der Kundin entworfen und mit Liebe zum Detail in der eigenen Manufaktur handgefertigt. Verwendet werden nur hochwertige Stoffe und Materialien. Jedes Brautdirndl ist dann ein edles Unikat. Es ist, genau wie die Trägerin, einmalig und unterstreicht ihre Persönlichkeit. Eine exklusive Besonderheit ist die zusätzliche nur bei Brautmoden Tegernsee erhältliche Individualisierung Glockenrüsche® by Tali Amoo, mit der die Dirndl und auch die Unterwäsche nochmals veredelt und individualisiert werden können.Abendmode von Brautmoden Tegernsee.Abendkleider, Ballkleider, Abiballkleider und Galakleider werden bei Brautmoden Tegernsee in der Manufaktur individuell entworfen und gefertigt. Die Maßanfertigungen sind unverwechselbare Unikate, so individuell wie ihre Trägerin.Seit dem Frühjahr 2018 führt Brautmoden Tegernsee die Abendkleidkollektionen von Christian Koehlert Paris. In der Kollektion werden von edel-klassisch bis glamourös-exklusiv hochwertige in verschiedenen Ausführungen erhältliche Abendkleider angebotenExklusive Serviceleistungen von Brautmoden Tegernsee.Brautmoden Tegernsee bietet für die Braut einen umfassenden exklusiven Premiumservice. Dieser Brautservice beinhaltet eine umfassende professionelle Beratung in entspannter Atmosphäre und ohne Zeitdruck. Das ausgewählte Traumkleid kann in der eigenen Manufaktur nach den Vorstellungen der Kundin geändert, angepasst, veredelt und individualisiert werden. Maßgeschneiderte Unikatkleider und eigene Kollektionen werden ebenfalls in der Brautmodenmanufaktur ...http://www.bing.com/news/apiclick.aspx?ref=FexRss&aid=&tid=AB1841C69D684A6BB9AE4108445FCE7C&url=https%3a%2f%2fwww.inar.de%2fbrautmode-und-abendmode-von-brautmoden-tegernsee%2f&c=5570751975389521761&mkt=de-de