Oktoberfest comes to an end this weekend, and the beer-fueled celebration has been making us want to "hop" on a plane to Munich, Germany! The world's biggest beer festival runs for two weeks, and the revelers appear to be thoroughly enjoying the festivities. We love spotting the ladies at the fest outfitted in traditional Bavarian duds while taking part in the unladylike tradition of chugging their brewskis from oversize mugs. Then there's the lit-up carnival attractions, kissy tipsy couples, extravagant parades, costumed musicians, and enough strudel, schnitzel, and spaetzle to make your stomach growl. Get in the Oktoberfest spirit now with a look at Germany's beer fest so far. Prost!
Forbidden relationships, wartime romance, love triangles, dangerous liaisons: romantic German films tackle all these themes and more. With Oktoberfest going on in Munich right now, we've had all things German on the brain, including German movies. So we've scoured Netflix for a selection of the country's most intriguing romantic films. These comedies and dramas would be perfect for a date night with German flair, just don't forget the beer! From a dark tale of obsession with a speakeasy singer to a modern coming-of-age story on the complexities of attraction, check out these romantic German films you can stream on Netflix.
With Oktoberfest officially under way, it's time to enjoy your favorite German brews — and swoon over some of the hottest German men in the spotlight. From sexy actors and gorgeous models to hot, talented Olympians, we've rounded up the best-looking reasons to celebrate German culture this month. Craving a bit of eye candy? Take a moment to check out these handsome German men — prost (cheers)!
Germany has a serious reputation for its beer and sausages, but it's also one of the world's largest wine producers, with a storied viticultural history that dates back to ancient Roman times. So when the German Wine Institute invited me on a country tour of food and wine, how could I say nein?
My first trip to Deutschland proved to be a mix of fun and educational: there was as much to learn about the German people (kind, and ridiculously punctual) as there was to glean about the food (a blend of old and new) and the wine industry (rapidly evolving). From Frankfurt to Munich to the Pfalz and Baden wine regions in between, take a look at some of the highlights.
It might still be September, but Oktoberfest is well underway in Munich, Germany. Whether dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes, or seeking cover from the rain in ponchos, fun-loving couples are now enjoying the 178th annual beer festival. In addition to matching beer steins, some couples are sporting matching gingerbread cookies that read, "I love you" in German. Take a look at some of the love-filled moments from the drunken festivities now.
Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, introduced us to the sweetest little baby leopard! See more pics of Nekama, a baby North Chinese leopard, in my slideshow! And try not to squeal at the lil furball!
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Fastnacht, whatever you call it, the countdown has begun for the great day of sin on March 8. But much celebrating is to be done between now and then. In Germany, these performers prepare for Women's Carnival Day, which kicks off carnival next Thursday. Doing whatever they please, women rule the day and drink late into the night. Men can join, if they settle the checks!
What a Winter wonderland! This elephant enjoys a game of catch . . . with himself. He enjoyed making snowballs to toss at his head, in his mouth, and all over the place. Looks like he's having a blast all alone, no need for an elephant pal here at the Berlin Zoo.
Two baby lions are definitely twice as nice and bottle-feeding brings the cuteness to a whole new level. While Nero and Niza were born a bit too late to be included in our adorable ensemble poll which is such a tight race and needs some tie breaking votes!
The cubs were born via cesarean and need a helping hand 'til they can join the big lion family.
See the twosome in a close-up photo and read more
If you're in Berlin between Nov. 5 and Feb. 6, you can spend a night in the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum For Contemporary Art. Belgian artist Carsten Hoeller is inviting participants to sleep in the museum on an elevated bed surrounded by live reindeer and birds. Yes, reindeer and birds — maybe it makes sense in German?