Munich’s 181st Oktoberfest Not to be Missed
Every year throughout late September and early October, millions of travellers flock to parts of Germany to enjoy a long standing festival tradition – Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest is an annual beer festival and funfair which is an important part of Bavarian culture, and has run almost every year since the 19th century. The Oktoberfest tradition can in fact be traced back to the 2nd October 1810 when Price Ludwig married Princess Therese, and a royal celebration was held for everyone in the kingdom. The next year the Royal family staged a horse racing event, and an annual tradition was born.
Now in its 181st year, Munich expects to welcome over 6 million visitors to its Oktoberfest celebrations, with an estimated £480 million being pumped into local businesses like restaurants, hotels and of course beer halls.
Oktoberfest is the perfect event for anyone looking to experience the German culture, along with a fun festival atmosphere and great beer. The mix of rides, fancy dress, music, steins, pretzels and bratwurst make for a fantastic event you won’t forget in a hurry.
Oktoberfest is a brilliant must visit event, however like many large scale events, you unfortunately have to expect to pay for the privilege of the experience. Many hotels inflate their prices especially for the festival, and beer prices are set to exceed €10 in some beer halls!
If you’re planning to attend Oktoberfest, just ensure you do plenty of research to avoid inflated prices and find the best bargains around. Furthermore, always remember to drink responsibly abroad – the alcohol maybe stronger than you think, and during Oktoberfest the quantities will definitely be larger.
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