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Colors of Dachau - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Dachau is often associated with the tragic events that occurred during the Second World War - the fact is that one of the so-called concentration camps was located in the city. The walls of the city still remember these terrible events - however, just like people who preserve the memory too, as it is impossible to forget this. However, this is not all that Dachau is famous for. So, it's worth to say a couple of words about locals who are distinguished by their friendliness and ability to find a way out of any situation, as well as be positive about virtually any problem. They have a relaxed and calm attitude towards life, and some manifestation of wisdom can be seen in this - such an attitude would never hurt, so it's worth learning from them.
Dachau is a town on the south of Bavaria, Germany. The distance between it and Munich estimates 17 kilometers and the population of the city is approximately 41 thousand of people. The city … Open
It is not customary to grumble for any single reason, and those who behave in this way are immediately reassured by locals who bring forth many arguments in favor of the fact that everything is happening exactly as it should be, and there's no better way. This is the philosophical way the residents of Dachau think about life. However, it should be borne in mind that this only works if locals are in a good mood - the fact is that the people of Dachau have no patience for grumbling people, and otherwise one may have a negative impact on the reputation.
It is this attitude that differs them, just like the rest of Bavarians, from the image of typical German, which comes to mind at their mention. They are a kind of opposite to this image, even their dialect is different from the High German language. This should be taken into account since locals often forget that in front of them there may be a tourist who can't understand the incomprehensible Austro-Bavarian dialect. Beer drinking traditions are something the region is famous for, and Dachau is no exception in this regard. They know how to enjoy life it in any of its manifestations. Be sure to try local beers, there are a lot of breweries here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The ability to move towards the goal and never give up is another quality inherent to locals. If they have planned something, only some large-scale objective circumstances can prevent them from achieving the goal. A few words should be said about the local cuisine - like in German cuisine, dishes are known as very hearty. Some must-try dishes include “Bratwurst” (Bavarian sausages), “Krenfleisch” (meat horseradish), “Steckerlfisch” (fried trout with baked pepper), “Brezel” (Bavarian pretzels), “Schuxen” (Bavarian donuts), “Eisbein” (baked pork knuckle).
Festivals in Dachau are some of the most significant events in the life of the city gathering many people due to their colorfulness and spectacularity. One of the most visited festivals is the Dachauer Volksfest, which is held in the middle of the last summer month. Here, the youngest visitors will have a unique opportunity to enjoy interesting rides, as well as watch theatrical performances and play on the playground. At the same time, adults can have a beer or two and enjoy fantastic local cuisine. The event ends with bright fireworks over the Dachau Castle, so be sure to find comfortable positions for yourself to see the salute better. The festival itself takes place at 16 Ludwig-Thoma-Straße.
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Dachau is a beautiful historic town, the first mention of which dates back to the 8th century. The city is widely known for the tragic events that occurred here in 1933. Opponents of the … Open
The beginning of June is marked by a musical event dedicated to jazz. At this time, Jazz in allen Gassen gathers many fans of high-quality music, which has already become a kind of classic. Among headliners, one can often meet familiar names, and therefore the fest is definitely worth a visit. Musicians perform at multiple locations but the large-scale actions take place on Rathausplatz, Schrannenplatz, Pfarrplatz, in Gramsci café, as well as Kraisy-Brunnen and Schermhof. At this time, you can enjoy not only music but also the rich local cuisine.
Arriving in Dachau in mid-July, you can visit Barockpicknick, which is held in Hofgarten. This is an evening of music, food and drinks immersing in a warm, friendly atmosphere where everyone can feel as comfortable as possible - however, this couldn't work any other way in a Bavarian city. As you might guess from the name of the event, during the musical performances visitors enjoy picnics. Of course, a colorful program is prepared especially for them - there are no dissatisfied spectators at the festival.
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At the end of April, all music fans will be able to find music to their taste. The fact is that Kneipenfestival takes place at this time. It lasts 17 days, during which at various locations of the city (of course, at pubs, as the festival's name implies) visitors are offered the diverse program. Participants of the festival are local bands and those arriving from other countries (both neighboring and distant ones). Besides that, for this time, pubs and bars prepare a special menu including dishes delighting the most demanding critics. You can listen to music of various genres - pop, indie, rock, blues, as well as covers.
"It's never too late to start with a blank sheet of paper" - that's what organizers of the White Paper Festival think. This is the time of music, dance, colorful shows and performances, design, poetry, as well as a gastronomic program. The festival takes place in the middle of June in the territory of the woodworking plant Dachau Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Every year, the organizers come up with something new to ensure that no one can get bored and leave the event unhappy.
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A Bavarian beer festival is held not only in Munich - Dachau has its own small "Oktoberfest". It takes place in the middle of August on the central streets of the city. In addition, at this time you can try local beers, as well as take the opportunity to taste wines. And, of course, no beer festival can do without traditional beer snacks. It wouldn't be complete. Just like without children's rides and the opening of a fair where all kinds of festival attributes are sold. The right to start the first barrel is given to the mayor, after which the festival is considered open.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Dachau
♥   Dom Zu Unserer Lieben Frau, München, 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Maria Schutz und St. Andreas, München, 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Erzabtei Sankt Ottilien, Eresing, 34.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Ulrich and Afra, Augsburg, 40.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stadtpfarr- und ehem. Domkirche St. Peter, Neuburg an der Donau, 55.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt, Tuntenhausen, 56.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika of St. Benedikt, Benediktbeuern, 62.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Dachau
♥   Castle 'Dachau Palace' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blutenburg' , 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nymphenburg' , 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Amalienburg Munich' , 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alter Hof Munich' , 17.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Hexenagger' , 75.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Linderhof' , 84.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Dachau

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Dachau. Learn the best periods to visit Dachau to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Dachau.
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