Bavaria

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At first, you might be thrilled that your family has agreed to make the trek across the ocean. You may have your heart set on going to certain locations and showing your family just how truly amazing Germany can be.
Bavaria is much more than Oktoberfest and traditional clothing. Why not leave the beaten path, and head out to explore great music, living traditions and cordial people? Here are some gems east of Munich.
Burghausen
Pumpkins are just as symbolic of fall across Germany as they are in the U.S. Naturally, we must celebrate the coming of autumn with commemorative festivals It just so happens that Germany is home to the largest pumpkin festival in the world in Ludwigsburg.
All aboard! Taking a river cruise down the picturesque Danube River offers passengers an ideal way to witness its many splendors even on a quick day trip!  
THE DANUBE RIVER
ARMY ENTERTAINMENT ESPORTS: Street Fighter V Tournament presented by The Army National Guard
VILSECK, Germany -- The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria is pleased to announce it has successfully earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its certification in Primary Care Medical Home.
Germany in the summer is not only for eating all the eis (ice cream) to your heart’s content but is also filled with sunny, lazy days lounging near stunning nature. To get you in the summer mood, spend the day swimming and catching rays at these five pristine lakes.
It isn’t often that a lake can be considered international, but Lake Constance is just that. Bordering Germany, Switzerland and Austria, it is a prime location for water sports and outdoor recreation. The Swiss town of Kreuzlingen neighbors the German border and this scenic lake.
The last in the succession of Easter-related holidays in Germany is today, June 20, in the form of “Fronleichnam”, an important day for Catholic churchgoers in particular.
History has shown if anyone knows how to brew a good pint of beer its the monks and that is exactly who brought Paulaner beer into the world.
Oktoberfest kicks off with its customary keg tapping and declaration of “O’zapft is!” by the mayor of Munich on Saturday, Sept. 21st. The Bavarian festival celebrates all things beer through Tuesday, Oct. 6th and is expected draw more than 6 million visitors.
A trip to the real-deal Oktoberfest is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime, don’t-miss experience. But it’s not without its drawbacks.
Enjoy yourself at Oktoberfest, but be vigilant and maintain situational awareness at all times. 
Oktoberfest safety tips 
For me, there’s no better place to spend those long, sun-drenched days of summer than at a lake. Sure, pools are nice, but lakes capture beauty in a way that pools just can’t.