Celebrating Oktoberfest During the Refugee Crisis (Afar)

On Saturday, the jolliest festival on earth commenced during one of the most somber events in recent history. Europe is experiencing the largest influx of refugees it has seen in decades, and Germany has opened its doors to more refugees than any other EU nation, giving rise to many questions for travelers: Will festival goers be a burden to an already exhausted infrastructure? Will there be unforeseen challenges in traveling around the city? Is it even an appropriate time to celebrate? Read the full story at Afar.