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The Volksfest tradition: Party, German style

Being German, one can’t avoid the biggest of clichés (if we leave out “Don’t mention the war!”): Lederhosen, beer, pretzel, Oktoberfest. The most German thing of all seems to be to get drunk in a tent, dressed in traditional clothes with huge glasses of beer, maybe dancing on the table. Waitresses in this scenario have bulging muscles, because those huge glasses are heavy, not like a pint in a British pub. They also generally have what the Bavarian language calls “Holz vor der Hütt’n”. Which translates to “huge breasts”, although the typical English visitor on any Oktoberfest prefers terms that are slightly less sophisticated. All this is already fairly bizarre, yet it misses the icing on th

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