germany

Oktoberfest and a nod to German Design

Technically speaking... Oktoberfest in Germany is a 16-18 day festival that begins late September and continues into the first weekend of October. It's (one of?) the worlds largest festivals and the roundup from this years event says 6.4 million visitors attended and consumed 114 oxen, 58 calves and 6.7 million liters of beer. The music was a tough competition in the beer tents but the most popular was "Applaus, Applaus" by Sportfreude Stiller and "Rock mi" by Voxxclub. Among the lost and found waiting to be picked up are 1056 passports, 520 wallets, 320 mobile phones, a Segway, and "the unavoidable, annual artificial set of false teeth." Sounds like a blast! (research from the official website here.)

Beer tent gallery

Bavarian costume parade

Here in America we extend the Oktoberfest celebrations throughout the entire month of October and enjoy beer festivals and beer gardens. There is a fantastic German restaurant down the street from us and I am still hoping we can get down there in time for some celebrations! Here is a list I found of OktoberfestNYC events and highlights in other cities.

So in theme with Oktoberfest and celebrating all things German I'd like to give a nod to some of my favorite German designs and designers.

Susanne Kaiser

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Dünenpalais Seebad Ahlbeck,, No.15

Dünenpalais-Ahlbeck-Nr.17

The COOLEST hotel check in counter ever - a tufted room key organizer!!