Husband and I moved to Munich in January and since then we've been slowly exploring this city and the area around it. We've been to little medieval towns with a lot of charm, to beautiful lakes, to beer festivals and to huge markets and flea markets. So I've decided to share our little adventures with you all.
Munich is famous for its Oktoberfest, when people around the world come to the city to basically drink lots of beer. But the city has a lot to offer during the whole year, especially festivals where you can drink lots of beer. One of them is the Frühlingsfest, which we could describe as a small scale Oktoberfest.
If you visit the city during Frühlingsfest (Spring Festival, usually betweet April and May), you'll find a big old school fun fair, with the ferris wheel taking main stage, lots of food and drinks stalls and two pavilions where you can drink all the Bier Maß (1l mugs) you can handle, try traditional Bavarian food and listen to live music. In the evenings, it gets really crowded so if you haven't booked a table, you won't be able to find a place.
During the two weeks that it lasted, we went a couple of times. For me, the best bit was going up on the ferris wheel. The views from up there were amazing, you could see the whole city and easily spot the famous twin towers of the Munich Cathedral (Frauenkirche) and the Alps on the background. Plus, the cabins were open and you could feel the wind in your face, something that's scarier that it sounds.
So if you're planning on visiting Munich, have a look at the events going on as you'll probably find something going on: festivals, markets and other celebrations!