Oktoberfest; Reputedly the world’s largest beer-fest is back once again!
As tradition has it, from the 19th of September to the 3rd of October this year, Munich will play host to the 16 day long celebration attracting over 6 Million excited visitors from all over the world; all of whom are sure to be knocking back some of Munich’s specially brewed beer!
BUT, don’t worry if beer is not your thing as Oktoberfest has much more to offer!
On Saturday the 19th you can take pleasure in watching the glamorous opening parade which sees tent proprietors mounted upon brewery wagons, horse and carriages, followed by brass, folk and musical bands, all of whom are dressed in traditional attire. The men sporting colourful Lederhosen and the women, Dirndl dresses.
And as if beer and a parade wasn’t enough already! Oktoberfest is also home to the world’s largest fairground!
Still in touch with its traditional roots the fairground offers old favourites such as the Ferris wheel, Carousel and Roller coaster, but for those who prefer the thrill of being thrown upside down and all around, each year organisers add new attractions to get your blood pumping! This year the new ride being ´The Tower´.
As food is one of the things for food for which the festival is internationally renowned; Oktoberfest serves up a feast of typically hearty Bavarian cuisine. Offering mouth-watering choices such as roast chickens, pork sausages and potato dumplings covered in red cabbage and apple. Plus, for those who have a sweet tooth, there are a variety of tasty treats, such as the famous black forest cake, and heart shaped gingerbread cookies on which you are able to write a personal message. There are also alternative vegetarian options on offer.
Accommodation at NH!
With more than 6 million visitors attending Oktoberfest each year we know that it is going to be a struggle to try and find somewhere to sleep, but don’t worry as NH is here on hand to help, offering great prices at our 6 hotels in Munich.