Oktoberfest: A Must For Every Fun Lover This Fall

Oktoberfest takes place in Munich, Germany, from mid-September through the first week of October.  Germans have their unique way of enjoying this festival, distinct from celebrations in the United States. Now each of the breweries in Munich puts up a beer tent that can seat up to 6000 people.

The two-week experience includes festival-type rides like Ferris wheels, daring drop rides, bumper cars, games and food stalls with all the bratwurst and pommes, (or 'sausages and fries') you could want.

If you're look into Oktoberfest for your next European experience. You won't regret it!  Here are some tips to help you enjoy Oktoberfest. Happy travels!

Oktoberfest: How to Enjoy the Festival

Attending Oktoberbest The festival itself is free to attend. You only have to pay for the beer, food, rides, and games. Entering the beer tents is also free. However, you need a reservation to get served inside the tents.

Reservations require parties of 4-10 people, must be pre-paid, and guarantee you a table spot inside of the beer tent. Only by sitting at a table will you get served food and drink.

Oktoberfest Food You can find traditional German food in food tents scattered across the fairgrounds. These food options are generally bratwurst, currywurst, or pommes (fries).

There are also pretzels, crepes, sandwiches, and other options for eating while walking around. Come prepared with cash to pay for your meal and look for booths with local specialties for a more authentic experience.

What to Wear to Oktoberfest You can, of course, where whatever you like to the festival. Given the time of year, it will be chilly out, so keep that in mind and layer up.

If you want to get into the Oktoberfest spirit, consider delving into traditional German attire. For women, this means wearing a dirndl, and for men, it's lederhosen.

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