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Munich at high risk of housing bubble: report
A view of Munich. Photo: Pexels.com

Considering buying property in Munich? This report might make you think twice.

Stuttgart fest pulls in twice as many boozers as Oktoberfest
Is this Oktoberfest or is this Stuttgart's Cannstatter Volksfest? Can you tell the difference? Well, it's Stuttgart. Photo: DPA.

Apparently Munich is no longer the top place to wear lederhosen and down beer one litre at a time.

Young man destroys 17 cars after visiting Oktoberfest

Early on Monday morning a drunk 29-year-old trashed 17 cars after staggering out of Oktoberfest into the Munich streets. It was one of several eye-popping crimes from "Wiesn" over the past few days.

German court tries man for smuggling arms to Paris
Vucelic V. arrives in court in Munich. Photo: DPA

A Montenegrin went on trial in southern Germany Friday accused of helping to prepare a terror attack after he was found driving to Paris last November with Kalashnikovs and explosives hidden in his car.

Bayern Munich coach Ancelotti: club is 'like family'
Carlo Ancelotti. Photo: DPA

Ahead of Wednesday's top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash at home to Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti says he has found a true 'family' at the Bavarian giants.

Oktoberfest visitor numbers down by half on first weekend
Brollies and beer at Oktoberfest on Sunday. Photo: DPA

On the first weekend of Oktoberfest only half a million people turned up for the booze-athon. But there was a more banal reason than security fears to blame.

How Oktoberfest security has tightened after July attacks
Police watching over the visitors at Oktoberfest. Photo: DPA

While visitors are getting ready to raise their beer glasses, police at the world's biggest beer festival are stepping up security.

10 words and phrases you'll need to survive Oktoberfest
Photo: DPA

Ready to take your order - but please make it in Bavarian.

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5 reasons to hit Oktoberfest - and 5 reasons not to
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The biggest beer festival in the world is just days away from being zapfed into life in Munich. But should you strap on your dirndl or run for the Alps?

Beefy Bavarian tries to smash world beer-carrying record
Matthias Völkl practicing to beat the world record. Photo: Sabine Elisabeth Barthelmeß/BBMC/dpa.

A 26-year-old Bavarian man is determined to break a world record by carrying 29 full one-litre beer mugs across 40 metres ahead of Munich's Oktoberfest.

AfD supporters attack activists, journalists in Munich
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An Alternative for Germany (AfD) supporter attacked photographers on Sunday evening outside a pub where the far-right party was celebrating success in a recent state election.

New train line to cut 2 hours off Berlin-Munich trips
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It has been 25 years in the making, but on Wednesday the rail line that is set to mark a new era for travel between Germany's capital and its economic powerhouse went live.

Underwater pensioner hunts boats on famed Bavarian lake
A passenger boat on Lake Starnberg. Photo: DPA

"I love chasing the ships, and what a great feeling it is when they sound the horn!" he gleefully exclaims.

'Idiot' youth lets regional train drive over him as dare
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In a stunt police have described as "incomprehensible idiocy," a drunk young man from Munich lay down on the tracks in front of a fast-moving train and let it ride over him.

Germans race bulls too, but with a difference
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The most important sporting events only happen every four years: the World Cup, the Olympics, and of course the Münsing ox race.

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