Here’s what you should know before taking part in this famous Bavarian beer festival.
Oktoberfest takes place at the end of September and the beginning of October every year and thousands of people come from all over the world to take part in this German beer celebration in Munich. It’s free to enter the festival, you just pay for the beer and food you consume (bring cash, credit cards are not usually accepted.)
It’s a chance to taste some truly superb local beers, dine on hearty German food, listen to traditional music and party the night away. Germany is very serious about beer. They have the Bavarian Purity Laws that date back to 1516 and dictate that beer can only be brewed with water, hops and barley. So, you know you are getting high quality beer with only the best ingredients and nothing else.
If you are heading to Oktoberfest for the first time this year, here are some things that you should know before your trip:
Last but not least, it’s important to know that the locals call the festival “Wiesn” and not Oktoberfest. This means “meadow”, as the celebrations take place on a huge meadow known as the Theresienwiese.
Have fun and enjoy the Oktoberfest celebrations!