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Beyond Germany: Oktoberfest around the World

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There's no need to fly to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest, since cities around the world also celebrate the harvest season with versions of their own. (Though if you've never been to the original celebration in Munich, you should go at least once.) From Breckenridge to Zagreb, here are some of the most popular Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Germany, where you'll discover lederhosen, polka dancing, and, of course, plenty of beer and brats.
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300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
A short walk from Atlanta's top attractions and sporting venues, Der Biergarten has made a name for itself by bringing Bavaria to the South. German natives opened the restaurant just in time for Oktoberfest in 2010 and have kept up the festivities...
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137 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
This is a great photo by Robin Johnson of a family at the 2012 Oktoberfest in Breckenridge, Colo. The party is the largest in the Rocky Mountains, so it helps to have a little local's knowledge -- 1. Friday and Sunday tend to be a bit quieter, so...
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424 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
THE place to gather outside in Hayes Valley and soak up the classic biergarten/beer garden experience. The food is delicious and the setting encourages you to talk to everyone at the communal tables. This spot is a fantastic way to enjoy some...
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Every September, Park Bundek swells with visitors when local restaurants, breweries and musicians set up camp for RujanFest, an 11-day feast on hearty Croatian specialties. Giant cast-iron cauldrons cook pork cutlets, sausages, chicken, veal and...
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Chicago, IL, USA
Beer lovers celebrate Chicago's fall season with German festivals all through September and October. Hofbrauhaus restaurant on Rosemont brews their own special Oktoberfestbier while an Austrian Oompah band plays nightly, deca restaurant at the...
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Morovis, 00687, Puerto Rico
Puerto Ricans don't need an excuse to throw a party or celebrate a holiday. Along with their own festivals, they have adopted several of the States and many from international traditions as well. Naturally, Oktoberfest would be one. We traveled to...
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35 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013, USA
Fall is that time of year, when big blue banners begin to decorate some of my favorite bars around the city and when blonde women in dirndls can be seen on posters all around town. Oktoberfest is one of my favorite foreign festivals celebrated in...
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No. 85, Section 2, Bade Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491
While the Taipei Brewery (housed in an old warehouse) doesn’t look it from the outside, inside it is Oktoberfest every day. Serving fresh Taiwan beer, the atmosphere is festive and lively, especially on the weekends when bands join the fun for a...
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Helen, GA 30545, USA
The town of Helen, Georgia, is a tourist attraction in itself, apart from being home to outdoor activities like tubing and whitewater rafting. Helen was a small logging town until 1969 when plans were established to turn it into a replica of the...