Oktoberfest 2009!

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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!

Parade

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.

Fairground

oktoberfest-munich-germany-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´.

Food

nice-food-oktober-fest-150xAs 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.

 
  • posted by Rosie Barnes | 21 September 2009, 19:57,

    Great! i love beer i’m sure to be there thanks for the info NH! :)I’ll take a look at your hotels too!

     
  • posted by Melaine | 21 September 2009, 19:58,

    ouais ce blog est genial

     
  • posted by Rosie Barnes | 21 September 2009, 20:05,

    Yes i’ll be there!

     
  • posted by D Inniss | 21 September 2009, 20:23,

    An interesting informative blog will certainly give the Oktoberfest a try

     
  • posted by Héloïse | 21 September 2009, 21:16,

    Well, now I want to go to Munich to drink beer and meet Germans!!!! Thank you for all these informations! Nice job!

     
  • posted by Terrie | 21 September 2009, 22:07,

    I found this very informative and eye catching. I didn’t know there was a fairground and the food sounds tempting. It was also a great help having the link to your hotels at the end of the blog.

     
  • posted by Niklas | 22 September 2009, 11:46,

    Terrie – The food is indeed very good. As a Bavarian I may be biased, but Bavarian cooking is well-known in Germany and usually what’s served in German restaurants abroad. Try the delicious pork filet in a rich beer sauce and potato dumplings. And for desert, don’t forget the delicious Kaiserschmarrn, sort of like scrambled pancakes with a plum sauce!

     
  • posted by maria | 22 September 2009, 13:44,

    yo quiero ir!!! salchichas y cerveza!!

     
  • posted by Iván | 22 September 2009, 15:25,

    Thanks for the info

     
  • posted by Lindsey | 23 September 2009, 21:46,

    Thanks for the information, looks like a good festival once yet again! I went last year and it was amazing, I cant wait to go back!

     
  • posted by Emily | 29 September 2009, 12:03,

    WOW! Looks great, I’m definatly going!

     
  • posted by Cleo | 23 October 2009, 14:28,

    Aww i missed it when is the next one? it happens every year right?

     
  • posted by Jenny | 27 October 2009, 10:31,

    Wow this looks amazing im defo down for next year! 🙂

     
  • posted by cheesy | 28 October 2009, 19:15,

    mmmm i love cheese was there any cheese at the oktoberfest let me know for next time

     
  • posted by luke | 27 November 2009, 11:05,

    aww its already gone 🙁

     
  • posted by Davey | 07 December 2009, 14:04,

    beerrrrrrrrrr

     

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