September - October
01.09. - 29.09.2013 — Viehscheid or Almabtrieb (an autumn cattle-drive from the high alpine pastures)
In early september the cows are driven back downhill. The lead cows (only one per herd) are adorned with ornamental head-dresses and huge clanking bells. By doing so, people celebrate their safe return in towns and villages with a cattle-drive ( "Viehscheid" in Allgäu and "Almabtrieb" in Upper-Bavaria). Find here all dates for 2013 .
Weinfeste (wine festivals) in Franconia
No other wine region in germany possesses such a density of mediaeval towns and villages and they have more than a hundred wine festivals between May and November. A Wine Queen is elected - not just for her beauty, but for her knowledge about the local wine.
21.09. - 06.10.2013 — Oktoberfest in Munich
More than 6.2 million visitors, 6.7 million litres of beer served in a "Maßkrug" (1 litre stein) make the Oktoberfest the largest beer festival in the world.
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