The World’s Biggest Festival, Oktoberfest Comes Soon

Are you ready to party! The world’s biggest fair is about to begin!  Many  guests and  visitors from all corners of the globe will be partying again in this festival.  For sure, millions of  liters of beer will be consumed again. Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival  celebrating beer  in this area called  Theresienwiese in  Munich, Germany.  It is held annually  from late September  to the first weekend of October.

This year commemorates the 180th  Oktoberfest celabration and year  celebration and for sure, a lot of fun, entertainment  and excitements are waiting for all of us.

Oktoberfest Munich
One of the beer tents in Munich’s Oktoberfest. You can also see the Lebkuchen herzen or  Gingerbread Hearts with various wordings on it. These things are everywhere you look and can usually be found at just about any German fair or celebration. Some of the ladies in the photo are wearing  Dirndl, a traditional Bavaria costume.

Since it is a beer celebration, I can’t imagine beer lovers drinking again masses of beers inside the beer tents and so as outside. So sad because a bottle of beer is enough for me. I just love to go around, taste local delicacies and take pictures during the festival. This year’s festival will be held on September 21 to October 6. I also shared below the programs during the 2013 Oktoberfest.

Going to the Oktoberfest by car is not recommended, so the best way to get there is Munich’s public transport network.

Oktoberfest Munich

Local Delicacies:

Visitors may also enjoy a wide variety of traditional food such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezeln (pretzel), Knödel (potato or bread dumplings), Käsespätzle (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkohl/Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a spiced cheese-butter spread) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).

Oktoberfest  2013 Program

21.09.13 11 a.m.
Arrival of the tent patrons with parade through Munich.
Saturday 21.09.13 12 p.m.
Tapping of the first Octoberfest-beer-barrel by the Munich mayor in the Schottenhamel Tent.

Sunday 22.09.13 10 a.m.
Traditional costume parade through Munich.

Monday 23.09.13 09 a.m. 12.00 p.m.
Oktoberfest tour for 1200 preschool children, invited by the City of Munich, the performers and the hosts.
Special lunch for senior citizens in the big tents.

Tuesday 24.09.13 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
1. Family day: all rides and performances cost less.

Thursday 26.09.13 10 a.m.
Traditional religious Oktoberfest mass in the Hippodrom-tent.

Sunday 29.09.13 11 a.m.
Traditional concert of the Oktoberfest brass-bands at the feet of the Bavaria.

Tuesday 01.10.13 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. 2. Family day: all rides and performances cost less.
Thursday 03.10.13 12 p.m.
Senior showman meeting in the Hippodrom.

Sunday 06.10.13 12 p.m.
Traditional gun-salute on the steps of the Bavaria monument.


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