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Travelling through Germany you need to finish at Oktoberfest


The biggest festival in the world certainly is Oktoberfest which takes place in Munich. The festival lasts for 16 days and the attendance is higher than six million people each year.


In other words, every day will is the one place to find around 400,000 different persons. What indicates the indescribable crowd that usually government so significant and major world events.

It all started in honor of King Prince Ludwig which was 1810th married to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Then it held for the first Oktoberfest. Since then, every year in the same place repeating the tradition of drinking beer.

Unfortunately, the tradition has not been held 24 times due to the outbreak of cholera from 1854th to 1873rd years and two world wars.

Oktoberfest 2010 - Opening Day

The first Oktoberfest held from 12th to 17th october of 1810th . Next few years, Oktoberfest has continued to maintain in October, but then he moved a couple of weeks in advance. The organizers say it’s because of the weather because warm September night, and weather is for beer drinkers favorable in September than in October. But the name of the festival would not have lost the meaning, Oktoberfest lasts until the first weekend in October, ie October.

Beer is poured in 14 tents. In fact, it does not tents, but the huge hall that can accommodate from 2 to 10 thousand visitors, a total of 14 tents fit more than 100,000 visitors.

But that’s only a small number of people who can enjoy the golden ‘juice’ from the hops, as three times more people remain in front of the closed door of tents. Would you like to be one of the lucky ones which will be under the tent to enjoy constantly coming quantities of beer, in it you have to appear for about 10-11 hours before noon. Once the capacity of the tent is full, the doors are closing, and after that the chances to enter kept to the minimum.


Inside the tents exist certain rules. Only when you find a free spot and sit down, the waiter brings you a beer. No chance to go to the bar and get a pint of beer. It is also connected with the entrance because after you fill all seats, following the closing door.

The atmosphere in the tent is very cheerful, friendly and the beer flowing in large quantities. Everywhere around sitting, standing, drinking and singing thousands of like-minded, lovers of beer, while the central podium exchanged bands and DJs. If you the hungry of song and dance, in the edge of the tent are tables where you always eat well. The most popular dish are sausage (Wurst), but you can find an ox from the grill, favorite chicken wings and other meat products.

Most often you can see that the waitress with a half dozen full pints skillfully balancing between tables. Weight one pint is about one pound. With the number of kilometers traveled in one day, one can easily conclude that the waitressing is one of the toughest jobs at Oktoberfest.


The tent is the place where you can easiest get to know large numbers of people from all over the world. It is not necessary to know foreign languages​​, because after a few beers you will understand anyone.

The tent is the place where you can easiest get to know large numbers of people from all over the world. It is not necessary to know foreign languages​​, because after a few beers anyway we all understand. So, for example, you mention the that youare from Croatia, the conversation immediately switches to the theme of football, summer vacation and the Adriatic Sea.

Revellers salute with beer after the opening of the 179th Oktoberfest in Munich

This is a good place for making friends, but also for something more. In addition to boys and girls from different countries, at every step, I can see the local boys and girls dressed in traditional Bavarian costume.

Women’s costume gives a special charm because after Germany’s once loved to wear plunging necklines, today it looks very good on the local girls.

If you have never been on Oktoberfest, you must do it soon. A trip to Germany isn’t complete without the traditional drinking beer in Munich.




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