Discover Germany, Issue 78, September 2019

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E-mountainbiking. Photo: © Thömus by David Birri

in, too. Make sure you register early though, as the number of participants is limited.

Oktoberfest, Munich (21 September – 6 October) It’s finally time to put your Lederhosen and Dirndl on once more, because the 186th Munich Oktoberfest is about to open its gates to international beer lovers. Munich’s legendary and beloved Wiesn becomes the backdrop for a true celebration of the quintessentially German pretzels and beer. Are you ready?

Waves Vienna, Vienna (26 – 28 September) Vienna’s club- and showcase festival is held at the city’s most significant clubs, unique

locations and public spaces. It attracts over 15,000 music fans and presents around 100 bands. Following their ongoing theme ‘East meets West’, various international, as well as local, alternative, electronic, rock, and club acts take part in this festival, and this year’s partner countries are Sweden and Hungary. Lectures, panels and workshops encourage Pan-European collaborations and draw attention to the importance of Europe.

Vienna Design Week, Vienna (27 September – 6 October) Design is understood not just in the form of created objects, but also as an essential part of cultural development – meaning Austria’s largest design festival is also a great platform for discussion around this perspective. It takes

place at a variety of locations and event venues across Vienna. The festival is again curated by Lilli Hollein, who also founded it together with Tulga Beyerle and Thomas Geisler. This edition’s European guest country is Finland, and so visitors can look forward to seeing some great Finish designs.

Berlin Marathon (29 September) As this is one of the most popular road races worldwide, it attracts around 40,000 runners to Germany’s capital each September. The route, measuring 42 kilometres, takes the participants across the legendary cityscape of Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate. If you want to get active this month, it’s the perfect event for you. Issue 78  |  September 2019  |  113