Crazy Festivals, Fasching, and Castles in southern Germany

I just wrapped up my Answers.com articles for January. In Germany a huge festival is coming up in February called Fasching (or Carneval, Karneval, or Fastnacht depending on where you're at). It's essentially Germany's version of Carnival and easily rivals other large parties around the globe. The biggest party takes place in Cologne, and all around the country there are some fun and interesting traditions that take place. 

Unique German Festivals You've Never Heard Of

Popular Traditions at Germany's Karneval (Fasching)

The Largest Festivals In Stuttgart

Germany and castles, what a wonderful combination. We all know about the Cinderella castle, Neuschwanstein, but there are hundreds of other castles that are just as striking. Hohenzollern and Sigmaringen are two of them and some of my personal favorites in Germany.

Sigmaringen Castle, Hohenzollern's Sister Castle In Germany

Visit The Hohenzollern Castle In Germany

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The International Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany

The International Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany

In case you didn't hear, last weekend was the International Beard and Moustache Championships. It's only held every other year and this year it happened to be in the town right next to us in Leinfelden. Opportunities like this don't come along that often, so we had to go and see what it was all about. I'd seen some photos online and it looked amazing, and once we arrived we were not disappointed! No wonder it's only every two years, some of those beards were ridiculously long and must take a while to grow out. The event attracted people from all over the world. There was even someone with an Alaskan flag there. Check out some of the photos below

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In Photos: Stuttgarter Weindorf (Stuttgart Wine Festival)

In Photos: Stuttgarter Weindorf (Stuttgart Wine Festival)

Here are some photos I took when we visited the Stuttgart Wine Festival the other day. Normally I take many many more but I didn't end up walking around too much when we went. We found a seat and planted ourselves there for a few hours to try the different wines.  

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Stuttgart Wine Festival 2013

Beginning in August and running into October there are literally (yes literally) hundreds of wine festivals held all over Germany. The Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany is number one for wine-producing in all of the country.  However, just a bit Southeast sits Baden-Wurttemberg which is the fourth largest wine producer in Germany. Of the many wine festivals going on, one of the largest is held in Stuttgart called the Stuttgart Wine Village (with many many more in the surrounding towns!)

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10 Things That Will Happen To You At Oktoberfest (and Fruhlingsfest!)

Stuttgart's Frülingsfest (Spring Fest) is almost upon us! The festivities are starting up on Saturday and I reserved a table for 10 of us at the Gockelesmaier (that's a mouthful - it but it just means the Chicken Tent), starting bright and early at 11am. Yes we will be starting our day right with a liter (

Maß) 

in hand

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Stuttgart Wine Festival (yes, there really is more than beer in Germany!)

Stuttgart Wine Festival (yes, there really is more than beer in Germany!)

With the end of summer around the corner and Oktoberfest on the horizon, what do we do while we wait for the huge tents and liters of beer and the infamous pee wall?! Luckily the Germans thought about this for me and for about 10 days at the end of August and early September we are blessed with the Wine Festival...

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