Oktoberfest is much more than just about beer. Held in Munich, Germany, and attended by over 6 million visitors from all over the world, Oktoberfest, the Bavarian Beer Festival, is considered to be the world’s largest fair. This festival, which is an important part of the Bavarian culture, lasts for 16-18 days from late September to early October. Visitors must try out the traditional fares like Schweinshaxe, Würstl, Hendl, Steckerlfisch, Knödel, and Brezn.

Munich Oktoberfest

Munich Oktoberfest

Ensure that you are present to view the opening ceremony. Do not miss the riflemen’s parade and the costume parade, held on the first Sunday of the Oktoberfest. Obviously, visiting this festival and not enjoying a mug of beer would be the greatest mistake. Check out the 30+ beer tents that are set up for the festival with seating facilities for visitors both inside and outside them. Each of these tents has its individual names with `Schottenhamel’ being the most famous because it is where the action begins.

Though one should reserve a table well in advance, tourists can also visit these tents without any reservations as long as they reach there early enough. Carry cash with you since credit cards are not accepted. Kids will enjoy the roller coasters, ferris wheels, and fun rides. Oktoberfest is much more than just about beer.

Munich Oktoberfest Drinking beer in a marquee

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