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Meandering around Munich

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Carouse, Carousel

Photograph By Danny Burrows

Just a couple of months after X Games pulls up stakes and heads to Los Angeles for the final event of 2013, Munich will undertake its best-known transformation into the home of Oktoberfest -- die Wiesn, as it's known to the locals. For 16 days, the world's biggest fair offers Bavarian staples such as sausage, sauerkraut and kndel; carnival rides; and, of course, beer brewed to Reinheitsgebot specs.