Enquire now to book your personalized Oktoberfest travel package "The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people" Oktoberfest is just around the corner. The first memories of Oktoberfest are coming back to me. And each of them are absolutely wonderful! This is a second blog among a series of three blogs aimed at addressing German Oktoberfest. If you missed out the first blog, please refer to the link below: Getting ready for German Oktoberfest First look into Oktoberfest Two years ago, I visited Oktoberfest with a group of friends. As every other non-native person, to me it was a name that was widely popular. And yet, unaware of what was up for me. Since it was a weekday, it was just easy to reach Oktoberfest main entrance with less rush than usual. We entered the venue after a routine security check. The first thing I noticed was colors all around. From dresses to stalls to the amazing rides, I wanted to try everything! And the environment was absolutely surreal! I had never been inside a tent that could possibly contain around 3000 people and another 1000 people outside the tent. There was live music playing inside the tent and I was not particularly sure what was it at first. After the first beer was over, I learned about the type of music played during a small talk with a local visitor at our table. It was the Schlager music, a form of traditional music out of the many. I could not understand the music back then due to my limited German language skills, it was still fun to party with friends! We relished on a well roasted tasty chicken or as they call it Hendl in Bavaria, and it was time to dance. Within no time,
Enquire now to book your personalized Oktoberfest travel package (3/5/7 Days). Oktoberfest gets a lot more interesting with some facts and figures. As per latest statistics, about 7.2 million people visited the event and consumed over 6.9 million liters of beer last year! Let’s learn the history of German beer and the origin of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival and folk festival. German Beer History Brewing of beer continues for over a thousand years now in Germany. Although exact date is unknown, Germans have been making beer since 500 AD. Before the German purity law came into existence, people followed Gruit rights. Gruit or Grut means mix of herbs that help in stabilizing the beer. Some years later, the introduction of German purity law reduced the monopoly for some beer makers. And hops officially became part of the beer making process. In fact, some even told that hops should be only used for beers. Thus the growth of hops increased in all beer producing areas. German Beer Styles Germany has various kinds of beer styles and each of them specialize across different regions. Wheat beers: Weizenbier (Wheat Beer) and Weißbier (White Beer) are standard German wheat beers. Pale beers: Helles from Bavaria, Kölsch from Cologne region and Pilsner (most popular in the market). Dark beers: Altbier from Düsseldorf region, Dunkel from Munich and Franconian regions are most popular. Unfiltered beers: Kellerbier (Cellar Beer), Zwickelbier and Zoiglbier are examples of unfiltered beers. Oktoberfest History On 12th October 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig, married the Princess Teresa of Sassonia-Hildburghausen and celebrated his royal wedding with Munich citizens. And horse races marked the closing of the event. The celebration took place in the fields near the city gate. Since then, this field is popular as Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s meadow”). Locals refer to this place
Oktoberfest Munich Bavaria Germany – World’s largest beer festival! Every year between late September and early October, more than 6 million people from around the world crowd the streets of Munich. They all gather to celebrate Oktoberfest, the world’s largest Volksfest (literally ‘peoples’ festival’). The festival visitors are usually dress themselves in traditional Bavarian outfit, Lederhosenand Drindl. Large tents, accommodating thousands of guests, provide wide variety of locally brewed beersthroughout the festival. Last year, these tents served more than 7 million liters of beer! Although beer is the main theme, Oktoberfest visitors also experience a mixture of other attractions such as amusement rides, games, and wide variety of traditional Bavarian food. It is a gastronomic paradise especially for meat lovers to relish Hendl (roast chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages), Brezen (pretzel) and many other Bavarian specialities. Munich, the heart of Bavarian capital, celebrates Oktoberfest at a central location, Theresienwiese. This area also conveys the history of Oktoberfest. On 12th October 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig, married Princess Therese and celebrated his wedding with the citizens of Munich. The celebration took place in a field near city gate. Since then, this field is known as Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s meadow”). And locals refer to this place as Wiesn,which is synonymous to Oktoberfest. Explore Munich Munich is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Germany. Bavarian capital has it all! Besides beer and traditional atmosphere, it has a rich cultural heritage and scenic landscapes. Visitors can explore castles, palaces, museums and art galleries. Nature lovers can also relax in picturesque parks on the banks of river Isar, gaze at crystal clear waters of various lakes surrounding Munich or escape to Alps. For exotic multi-day packages or custom requirements, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to satisfy your needs.