This year, the festival opens officially on September 17th, with the mayor of Munich tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. The festival will last until October 3rd, 2011.
The news that the Danish parliament moved on Friday to reintroduce limited border controls, should not really come as any surprise. With one segment of the EU pushing hard for austerity measures on the other side, and the Russian Federation being nixed at every turn on free visa travel, and general upheaval increasing overall, isn’t it clear more than one border crossing is at risk?
Traditional Christmas markets are currently enchanting children and adults alike all over Europe. Among them, the one in Trier is one of the most popular.