The Mayor of Munich opens this Oktoberfest celebration at midday with the customary tapping of the barrel at the foot of the ... More
The Mayor of Munich opens this Oktoberfest celebration at midday with the customary tapping of the barrel at the foot of the statue of Bavaria on Theresienwiese. For the next 16 days, visitors from all over the world join in the celebrations, try fairground rides and enjoy the beer and food in the enormous marquees. Oktoberfest attracts some six million visitors a year, most of whom enjoy the boisterous party atmosphere, accompanied by several mass (one-litre glasses) of beer. Admission is free. Cash only; credit cards are not accepted.
It is the best time every. The fact that there's millions of people there, you still get a feeling of partying at home with friends. I have been going every year for the past 6 and I have enjoyed myself each and everytime. I have met so many people from all over. If you like camping, I'd recommend going to Thalkirchen, which is near the zoo. You have people from around the world camping there and just because the actual Oktoberfest is over at 10.30pm doesn't mean the party stops! You will definitely enjoy yourself, especially if you like beer!
Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. It is one of the most famous events in the city and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year.
We spent two nights and four days in Munich. First we headed straight into town to explore the old town center, which like all European cities has a large collection of elaborate buildings from times past. We headed into the Oktoberfest with our German friends and after a couple of one-litre mugs of beer, some schnapps; we soon got into the swing of things. We spent most of our time in the hopping from beer tent to beer tent, and it was great to see all the locals dressed in their traditional costumes, and dancing on the tables.
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