The Oktoberfest has long been the largest folk festival in Germany and also the largest beer festival in the world. It looks back on a centuries-old tradition, which today continues to be cultivated every year on the Munich Theresienwiese. If you want to know more about the history of the festival, click here.
Millions of visitors from near and far arrive in Munich every year to meet with many other beer fans from different countries to celebrate this festival. Last year it was about 6 Millions of people who participated in the Oktoberfest. Certainly more will come this year. Because the program of the world-famous beer festival has something to offer for everyone. Oktoberfest 2016 starts on 17th September and lasts until 3rd October. The calendar of the festival is already fixed and looks crowded. It starts with the official engraving with his legendary ” O’zapft is ” and goes over the Oktoberfest entry of the farmers to the Bollerschießen on the last day. If you also want to visit the Oktoberfest this year, you should inform yourself in advance about the events, events and highlights of the festival in 2016 so that you do not miss anything interesting.
What makes the Oktoberfest so attractive that it attracts millions of people every year of the all world becomes?
For two weeks in Munich it is very moving and amusing. It is served a lot of beer, it is sung and danced. It has thought of everything and the festival program offers events for all ages. Tents are set up on the Theresienwiese where you can try delicious Bavarian specialties. The 14 festival halls can accommodate 98,000 guests. Everywhere, a lot of beer is consumed with original wort of around 13 percent, which comes mainly from six major Munich breweries. Typical Bavarian dishes can be sampled for the beer – Bavarian delicacies such as the classic roast chicken, radish, obatzda, pork sausage or Steckerlfisch. If you only eat vegetarian, then just ask, in all menus are meals for vegetarians in it.
For the youngest visitors of the Theresienwiese there are roasted almonds and gingerbread hearts to take away and there are great carousels and other fun games organized. There are also great events for the adult beer lovers, including the Wiesn raffle, where you can win free tickets to the beer festival.
And so that you can keep this great experience in your memory for a long time, be sure to buy a souvenir, small gifts and souvenirs for your friends and relatives and do not forget to get a beer mug from the Oktoberfest 2016!
Have fun at the Oktoberfest in Munich and let’s go to the Wiesn 2016!