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It’s the time of year for Oktoberfest, the annual 17-day festival celebrating Bavarian culture held in Munich, Germany. It’s where celebrants wish each other grisinagott (good day) over würstel (sausages), schweinsbraten (roast pork), brezel (pretzels), and massive steins of beer. In honor of the celebration, then, here’s a count of a few things German in Westchester (no David Hasselhoff concerts though—sorry!)

Percent of people in Westchester reporting German ancestry: 5
German Culture Clubs in Westchester: 4

• Bavarian Club Edelweiss Westchester Thornwood
• German-American Social Club of Peekskill
• German-American Society of Westchester, Amawalk
• Ossining German-American Club, Ossining

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German beers available at Lazy Boy Saloon in White Plains: 33

German schools in Westchester: 1
Deutsche Schule New York (German School of New York), White Plains

German restaurants in Westchester: 1
Jennifer’s Restaurant, Yorktown Heights

German Delis in Westchester: 2
Karl Ehmer Quality Meats, Yorktown Heights and German Deli, Mount Vernon

Rank of Popularity of German as a Language Course Option in Public Schools Nationally: 3rd (after Spanish and French, and ahead of Latin and Italian)

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