Oktoberfest is the world’s most famous beer festival, taking place in the German city of Munich. The original and still the best, the 17 day festival runs from mid-September to the first Monday of October, with literally millions of revellers making their way to the city to join in the festivities.
Now more than 200 years old, the historic festival is a folk celebration of Bavarian culture and (above all) the beers of the region, with many specially brewed for the occasion.
As well as the many beer tents – with capacities ranging from less than 100 to well over 8000 – an integral part of the festival is the enormous funfair that rolls into the city for the seventeen days.
It is true that the Oktoberfest-visitor doesn’t have it easy: with 14 tents to choose from, and each one more awesome than the other! In order to facilitate the choice, we have gathered all relevant information regarding the tents including pictures and a short description of each.
Live music, traditional costumes, parades, and a vast array of German cuisine complete the festivities for what is now one of the world’s biggest parties.