September - October

08  - 30 September 2018 — Viehscheid or Almabtrieb (an autumn cattle-drive from the high alpine pastures)

In early september the cows are driven back downhill. The lead cows (only one per herd) are adorned with ornamental head-dresses and huge clanking bells. By doing so, people celebrate their safe return in towns and villages with a cattle-drive ( "Viehscheid" in Allgäu and "Almabtrieb" in Upper-Bavaria).

Weinfeste (wine festivals) in Franconia

No other wine region in germany possesses such a density of mediaeval towns and villages and they have more than a hundred wine festivals between May and November. A Wine Queen is elected - not just for her beauty, but for her knowledge about the local wine.

22 September - 07 October 2018 — Oktoberfest in Munich

More than 6.2 million visitors, 6.7 million litres of beer served in a "Maßkrug" (1 litre stein) make the Oktoberfest the largest beer festival in the world. Click here for more information about the Oktoberfest (beer festival).
Munich Tourist Office,Tel.: +49 (0)89  23396500, Fax: +49 (0)89  23330233, E-Mail:,

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At the Oktoberfest © München Tourismus/ A. Kupka