Prost! ©oscar quiroz With the traditional fest kicking off in less than eight days, Munich is working with a crisis for this year’s Oktoberfest–a bottle shortage. There is plenty of beer, but not enough bottles. Heiner Müller, manager at the Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr breweries, has said that there aren’t enough bottles to supply the [...]
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Train © Kokonis A drunk British man had a lucky escape after he fell asleep wedged between two carriages of a 190 mph express train. He was only rescued when passengers at the station in Munich, Germany, spotted him five minutes before the train pulled out and alerted police. The British reveller had passed out [...]
Oktoberfest ©andrijbulba We are almost a week into Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany and MSNBC offers this interesting inside look at the festivities, from the perspective of the Oktoberfest waiter. Surprisingly, the author confesses that most servers actually really enjoy American tourists. Americans are easier to talk to. They’re not so complicated. If you tell them [...]
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Lufthansa Jet © Andres Rueda In celebration of upcoming Oktoberfest, German air carrier Lufthansa will be dressing its air stewards and stewardesses in traditional Bavarian costume. The crew will don their garb on select international flights from September 13th until October 2nd. We’re betting the pre-flight safety demonstration is infinitely more interesting when performed by [...]
Evidently, it’s never a dull day when you’re an airport security officer. Officers at Munich airport were aghast when they uncovered a skull and bones in a suitcase belonging to two female passengers. The women were on a stopover on their way from Sao Paolo to Naples, and the reason for the morbid baggage was [...]