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Visit and explore Kitchener and surroundings
Tourist region: "Huron, Perth, Waterloo und Wellington"
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Before WWI the name of this city was "Berlin". During the war the name was changed to Kitchener and as I was told some nasty things happened in this time to the Germans who lived there.
All this is forgotten today and people live again peacefully together.
The former Germans are allowed to show their heritage and consider them today very proud as good Canadians.
That is the way how it should be and many other countries can learn from Canada how to respect each other.

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
The city hall - many thanks to "Qviri" and Wikipedia

Kitchener is well know for the second largest Oktoberfest of the world. And it is a real Oktoberfest because it is celebrated in October.
I have visited the original one in Munich several times, but unfortunately we never made it to that one in Kitchener. Friends who know both, told me that it is really good and lots of fun. In Germany, I got most the time an invitation to that one in Munich. Maybe that is the reason for missing the Kitchener Oktoberfest until today because nobody invited me so far and sometimes I need to be pushed.


Certainly, you are now expecting pictures  from Canadians in Lederhosen. Sorry, without being in Kitchener at Oktoberfest time I can not take pictures. From other festivities which I visited in Canada I can ensure you they look the same as Bavarians.

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Oktoberfest - many thanks to "Ryanamy83" and Wikipedia

Kitchener is much larger than it's sister Waterloo. Coming from Kitchener I was not aware when I entered Waterloo.

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
The Victoria Park at the Grand River - many thanks to "Lupin" and Wikipedia

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
The bell tower
Many events take place in this park. Ask for actual information.

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
During winter

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Kitchener "Downtown" - many thanks to "tyx" and Wikipedia

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Kitchener "Downtown" - many thanks to "tyx" and Wikipedia

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Kitchener "Downtown"


In the past we traveled very often to Kitchener. We had customers there and we enjoyed the Farmers Market. Also the German choir in which my wife Elizabeth is a member performed regularly in one of the German clubs. I enjoyed always the food and the company.
When I visited Kitchener again in 2012 I was surprised how busy this town became.
Because of another accident I hardly can not walk any longer for a long time and all metered parking spots were taken. So I missed to have lunch in one of the exotic restaurants which I saw. I always love to try food from other countries and Kitchener seems to be famous for them.
Unfortunately I could not take pictures when driving - only at red traffic lights or when there was a little traffic jam.

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Kitchener "Downtown"

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Kitchener "Downtown"

Without having Elizabeth with me during my brief visit in 2012 I did only a drive through. I hope that we can come back together to explore all the attractions in and around Kitchener-Waterloo. High season was never my favorite travel time.

Kitchener, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Kitchener "Downtown"


Kitchener-Waterloo Does the Chicken Dance to get #EllentoKW


Oktoberfest 2008 - Kitchener Ontario


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