MUNICH. The vibrant capital of Bavaria, invites you to revel in its unique blend of rich tradition and modern zest. From the historic charm of the Old Town to the lively beer gardens and world-famous Oktoberfest celebrations, Munich promises an exciting journey through German culture and hospitality.
Munich's Oktoberfest and lively beer halls, like the iconic Hofbräuhaus, create a festive atmosphere where locals and visitors come together to celebrate Bavarian traditions with hearty food and world-renowned beer.
Munich's Marienplatz, with its stunning architecture and the famous Glockenspiel, is the bustling heart of the city, where history and culture come alive in the heart of Bavaria.
Munich's culinary traditions, from savory sausages to delectable pretzels and crisp, delicious beers, reflect the hearty and delicious essence of Bavarian cuisine.
Munich's historic architecture, including the Nymphenburg Palace and the Residenz, houses world-class museums that showcase the city's royal heritage and artistic treasures.
The three kings day is part of the celebration of Christmas culminating 12 days after Christmas on January 6th. On the eve of the 6th parades take place throughout the city, the largest is called Cabalgata de Reyes where 500,000 people lineup each year to watch. Celebrations peak on the 6th where presents are opened and traditionally a sweet bread called Tortell de Reis is enjoyed.
Carnaval is celebrated in many Catholic countries in February to have some fun before heading into lent. In Barcelona you can find kid and adult friendly celebrations including floats, costumes, music, and fireworks.
Saint George’s day, also called Día de la Rosa (the day of the Rose) is the Catalonian Valentine’s day celebrated on April 23rd. Rose and book stands can be found all over the city. In tradition women receive a red rose and men receive a book as a gift. On this day you will find Casa Batlló decorated in roses.
Formula 1 is widely enjoyed in Barcelona. Each year the city is host to the Spanish Grand Prix in May where over 150,000 people enjoy this high octane event.
Celebrated on the night of June 23rd and June 24th, the beaches become a party with fires and fireworks. Locals refer to this night as 'Nit del Foc' meaning night of fire. This is a celebration of the longest day and shortest night of the year.
One weekend each year in June Barcelona hosts one of the best known music festivals in Europe. The events are attended by over 100,000 people and are split between sonar by day and sonar by night.
In mid-August, every Barrio (neighborhood) compete to be the best decorated street. Gracia is one of the most well-known neighborhoods to explore the amazing setups. The celebration continues both day and night and includes live concerts and drinks.
On September 24th hundreds of performance take place in the streets. Many involve mythical beasts or giants and include dancing, drums and fireworks. During the celebration you can also find Castellers building human towers.
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