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Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world!

What Is Oktoberfest


Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world! As well as the beer tents it also has a huge theme park that really does take over Munich (and other places in Germany) for 16 days of the year.

Every year more than 6 million people join the party in the city of Munich. This leads to almost 10 million litres of beer being drunk, along with great food being eaten, and a lot of dances and laughs being shared.

This incredible festival has live bands, parades, a huge funfair that includes rollercoasters, and it's all held in high spirits celebrating Bavarian culture.

Make sure to get yourself a Lederhosen or a Dirndl. Regular clothing will make you stand out like a sore thumb.

History about Oktoberfest?

Why

Oktoberfest began back in 1810, when the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen was celebrated in Bavaria. Five days after their wedding a large festival was held which included horse racing, a fair performers and more. This then became a great way for tourists to learn about and enjoy Bavarian culture.

The Festival usually starts on a Saturday in September, ending on the first Sunday in October. During the 16 days there's parades, carnivals and much more than just looking for the bottom of your stein.

The 6 major brewers are split amongst 7 halls, which all put on a great show with grandstands for their bands. Make sure you get inside your tent early as they fill out and getting a spot can be tricky. Hofbräu Haus is famously known as the most wild and fun tent, so if that's what you're after then make sure to visit there.

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Oktoberfest With Contiki Contiki

Booking a package with Contiki enables you to breakfast each day, transfers, a guided walk around Munich, and also the know how to help you at Oktoberfest. Picking the right tents and having a good crowd will improve your Oktoberfest experience.

They offer multiple options from Tents, to Hostels, to Hotels, so however you like to enjoy Oktoberfest, you are able to adapt the tour to suit you.

Enjoy Oktoberfest, it really is packed with music, beer, good food, and good vibes.

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If you are travelling solo or as a small group, it can help with meeting people immediately. Also you need to pick your table EARLY, Contiki will have knowledge in this to make sure you can get a good spot for the day.

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Head over to Munich park whilst you're hungover or on a dry day. The Englischer Garden is a large public park complete with a Japanese Tea House.

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Oktoberfest – Steins, Rollercoasters, Steins

By James Cobbledick

I’ve often heard and read that Oktoberfest is “the happiest place on earth”. Now after being there a couple times I can safely that it must be a strong contender for that title. And how can it not be?

Pretty hard to not be happy standing on seats, stein in one hand, arm around your new German friend Günter who you met from the next table 1 song previous, singing along to some John Denver (namely “Country Roads, take me home”; heard at least 2 to 3 times a day at the festival).

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Faq?

Oktoberfest runs every year for at least 16 days starting in September. It ends on the first Sunday of October or on October 3rd, whichever is later.

So, you will be drinking steins, so these are 1 litre. So while they cost upwards of £10 a stein, it's not too expensive, and you definitely won't be going onto doubles and mixers in the tents.

In our opinion not, the problem with the tents, similar to at Running With the Bulls and similar festivals, is that you need to get a bus out of the city which can take a long time. Also, does anything beat a nice bed to sleep in when drunk?

1-5 Days is perfect for Oktoberfest. You don't need to be there for a week, unless you really are a die hard drinker and can pace yourself.

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