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Reasons You Must Consider Attending Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest in Germany is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime bucket list adventure. Germans have their unique way of enjoying this festival, distinct from celebrations in the United States.

What Is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest takes place in Munich, Germany, from mid-September through the first week of October.

The festival predates the founding of Germany itself, with the first recorded event taking place way back in 1810 as the 5-day marriage celebration between King Louis 1 and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

In 1818 food and drink booths began to appear, which turned into large beer halls by the 20th century.

Attending Oktoberfest

The festival itself is free to attend. You only have to pay for the beer, food, rides, and games.

Entering the beer tents is also free. However, you need a reservation to get served inside the tents. Reservations require parties of 4-10 people, must be pre-paid, and guarantee you a table spot inside of the beer tent.

Reservations open up months prior and get scooped up pretty quickly. So, if Oktoberfest interests you, plan and check websites in advance!

Oktoberfest Food

You can find traditional German food in food tents scattered across the fairgrounds. These food options are generally bratwurst, currywurst, or pommes (fries).

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