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The Worthersee GTI Festival (also known as the Worthersee Treffen) is an event like few others on the global car scene.
Sprung from a German Father’s Day tradition where the patriarchs gather together in a semi-remote location to drink as much beer as possible, the Austrian lakeside town of Worthersee’s fest has gradually evolved to the point where it draws more than just Volkswagen-owning dads. In its 36th year, 200,000 spectators, drivers, and VW fans now flock to the hamlet on the combined Father’s Day / Ascension Day long weekend (named after the German tradition of observing Jesus Christ’s ascent into heaven 40 days after Easter).



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