• 16 Sept – 3 Oct 2023
  • Munich, Germany

🪟 Overview

Oktoberfest in Munich is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair), held annually from late September to the first weekend in October. It’s a major part of Bavarian culture and has been held since 1810.

The event typically lasts for 16-18 days, attracting millions of visitors from around the globe who come to enjoy the lively atmosphere, traditional Bavarian music, amusement rides, games, and attractions.

However, the primary highlight of Oktoberfest is the consumption of Oktoberfest Beer – a special brew that’s stronger than the average beer, brewed only by six breweries within the city limits of Munich.

Attendees can be seen dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing like lederhosen for men and dirndls for women. Numerous large beer tents (capable of seating thousands at a time) are set up to serve attendees, with each tent representing a Munich-based brewery.

The food at Oktoberfest is another notable feature, with traditional Bavarian specialities including pretzels, sausages, hendl (roast chicken), pork knuckles, and various regional cheeses.

The festival commences with a parade featuring horse-drawn beer wagons, traditional costumes, and music bands. Despite its name, Oktoberfest actually starts in September to allow for warmer evening weather conditions.

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