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Every information needed to (safely) enjoy the most popular beer fest in the world: the Oktoberfest! Cheers

Mini Guide to Oktoberfest 14 Festhalles

Mini Guide to Oktoberfest 14 Festhalles

The number of seats at Oktoberfest Festhalles exceeds 100,000 units between Saturday and Sunday evening, not even Berlin’s Tempelhof IKEA have so many tables and chairs all together. Nonetheless, in the busiest evenings it can still happen not to find a seat, and as you can drink only sitting at the table at Oktoberfest, this means no table no beer!

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September 2, 2013 in Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest: how to choose the beer

Oktoberfest: how to choose the beer

The brewers of Munich are already busy preparing the nectar which will be poured in millions of gallons into the mugs of the Oktoberfest (September 21th – October 6th ). Also this year the legendary festival in Munich – held, since 1810, at the Theresienwiese field – is expected to draw millions of visitors. But to know how to choose the right beer it is best to read the following information.

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July 18, 2013 in Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest: stops in Munich, Stuttgart and Bremen

Oktoberfest: stops in Munich, Stuttgart and Bremen

For beer lovers, this could be the trip of a lifetime. Destination: Bavaria – towards Munich, to be on the great lawn of Theresienwiese (‘Wiesn’ for Müncheners) on September 22nd at noon, waiting for the Mayor to tap the first keg to kick off the most famous Oktoberfest in Germany. On September 28th, then, a quick shift to Stuttgart to attend the Cannstatter Volksfest, which lasts until Oct. 14th. At this point, five days for an easy trip to Bremen (750 km to the north) to attend the inauguration of Bremen Beer Festival, from October 19th to November 4th.

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August 7, 2012 in Oktoberfest.

September 17th to October 3rd – Oktoberfest is Back

September 17th to October 3rd – Oktoberfest is Back

Like every year, for twenty days the city of Munich becomes the European center of entertainment. During the 2010 edition of the Oktoberfest there were nearly 6.5 million visitors in the large Festhalle, the covered tents, who drank more than 6 million liters of beer and ate something like 17 cattles, 59 calves and a few hundred thousands of chickens, but mostly 250 000 sausages (always served in pairs).

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July 12, 2011 in Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest Faq. 10 questions about Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Faq. 10 questions about Oktoberfest

The visit to Oktoberfest should be programmed in advance. To enjoy the party and to dispose of excess, in fact, you have to book a hotel as well as a table at the stalls. If you don’t book, you will remain standing and cannot drink. The following ten tips are to help you to make the most of your Oktoberfest experience.

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February 28, 2011 in Oktoberfest. 1 comment

Useful tips on visiting Oktoberfest

Useful tips on visiting Oktoberfest

Probably, for the veterans of the Oktoberfest, the following tips are unnecessary. But for those experiencing for the first time this important event in Munich (which although being called Oktober-fest, takes place in September), some guidance is needed.

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February 21, 2011 in Oktoberfest.

A family trip to Oktoberfest

A family trip to Oktoberfest

For many years, Oktoberfest’s Tuesday is traditionally the day dedicated to families. On that day, from 12.00 to 6.00 pm, the magical atmosphere of this beautiful festival becomes even more magical to greet families and their children: beverages and delicacies sold at the stalls and many attractions at the Luna Park are offered at discounted prices!

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February 10, 2011 in Family & Kids, Oktoberfest. 2 comments

The Oktoberfest’s funfair

The Oktoberfest’s funfair

The Oktoberfest is famous for the millions of jugs of beer that are consumed, for the buxom girls waiting on tables, for the gourmet meals served in the Festhalle (large beer tents), but also for the great Luna Park which every year accompanies the festival of beer.
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January 31, 2011 in Oktoberfest.

The liquid gold of Oktoberfest: Beer

The liquid gold of Oktoberfest: Beer

Eine Maß bitte! Another pitcher please! Because it is useless to deny it, the Maß, the one-liter mug of beer, is the king and the prince of Munich’s Oktoberfest… and the pretty waitresses in traditional costumes delivering thousands of them every day, are their beloved concubines.
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January 24, 2011 in Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest accomodation: where to stay after the party

Oktoberfest accomodation: where to stay after the party

Munich is a great city full of hotels, guest houses, B & Bs, hostels, rooms and rental apartments, campsites, recreational vehicle parking. So choosing where to sleep during your stay for the Oktoberfest, only depends on two things: how you move and how much you want to spend.
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January 10, 2011 in Oktoberfest.

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