Things to do in Munich for backpackers

With its world-class museums, gorgeous parks and enormous beer halls, Munich is one of Germany’s most celebrated cities. Most backpackers come to Munich for Oktoberfest, but the city has an abundance of attractions that can be enjoyed all-year round. Backpackers can explore the Englischer Garten and drink Bavaria’s finest in the legendary Hofbrauhaus beer hall. […]

Budget Guide to the Munich Starkbierzeit

Munich Starkierzeit is the dream spring festival for beer loving travellers. Taking place from 27th February and peaking around St Joseph’s Day 19th March, the Munich Strong Beer Festival has beverages twice as strong and half the crowds of Oktoberfest. Bavarians call Starkbierzeit (Strong Beer Time) the “fifth season”, a three-week German drinking frenzy in beer halls […]

Traditional Christmas Markets in Europe

Christmas market season is fast approaching and whether you like Glühwein or glögg, there are food festivals taking place across Europe. Traditional markets capture the joviality of Christmas and there is nowhere better to enjoy mulled wine with friends. Edinburgh European Christmas Market Where: Edinburgh, Scotland When: 21 November 2014 to 4th January 2015 Why: Stretching out […]