Munich is well known for its Bavarian Beer Halls. The Munich Oktoberfest prides itself as the largest folk festival in the world. Over the past few years, the festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of tourists, especially beer lovers, from different parts of the world. An estimated number of six million people visit annually to have a feel of its vibrancy and enjoy great tasting beer served along with grilled sausages and chicken. Oktoberfest usually spans just over two weeks, particularly from mid-September to early October. Asides drinking, eating and dancing, visitors can also enjoy and participate in other fun filled activities such as a wide range of fairground rides, parades, and admire Bavarian beauties trussed in traditional gear. Oktoberfest has something on offer for everyone.
With over 7 million liters of beer available for everyone, locals and tourists alike will definitely experience splendid time sampling the great tasting Bavarian Beer, which is considered as the best in the world. As a first timer, this festival can be a little overwhelming
Where to Drink
The festival is one of the world’s biggest with over 14 tents in the main field alone. Each tent on the festival grounds has its own unique atmosphere, long wooden tables and benches. You will find different beer companies here each having its own tent, offering beer lovers the chance to have a taste of different brew wherever they go. For visitors without beer vouchers, another available payment option is by cash only. You will find lots of traditional tents, whether big or small, with lots of people already seated. Some of the most popular tents that draw huge crowds include Bräurosl, Schottenhamel, the largest tent and can accommodate approximately 10,000 seated persons; Hofbräu-Festzelt, a favorite spot foot Americans and Australians; Augustiner Festhalle popular with families; and Löwenbräu-Festhalle.
When to go?
The festival takes place from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm every day except on weekends which begins from 9:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays. It is usually over crowded at weekends, as visitors planning a weekend getaway come here to have a feel of its unique atmosphere.
What to wear?
Visitors can wear anything at all, but in order to have a first-hand experience it is best to dress like a local. For the men, a pair of Lederhosen leather shorts along with a checkered shirt is just perfect. Women can wear Dirndl, a traditional Bavarian dress with full skirt, apron and tight bodice.
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