Oktoberfest

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Volksfeast

This sixteen day festival is the world’s largest Volksfeast – a beer festival and traveling fun fair. The festival is located in the city of  Munich, in the state of Bavaria, Germany.

History of oktoberfest

The origins of this festival goes back to 1810! When the then, Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony- Hildurghausen. The people of Munich were invited to celebrate the festivities in the fields in front the city gates. The festival occurred the next year and has continued on ever since! This year will mark the 185th year of the festival, very impressive. Today, oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, bringing in an average of six million visitors each year, from all over the world.

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Celebrating Oktoberfest

I had always wanted to visit the famous oktoberfest, and we were able to go..by accident! We had found cheap flights to Munich and just brought them without realizing that the festival would be occurring at this time! Our cheap tickets to Munich allowed us to enjoy the vibrant and spectacular festival. We were based in the city center of Munich and attended the festival on most of the days of our trip, in amongst exploring the sights and beauty of Munich.

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6 thoughts on “Oktoberfest”

  1. I’ve been to an Oktoberfest celebration and been to Munich but never put them together yet! This looks like tons of fun but I don’t know about going on carnival rides after all that beer haha!

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  2. I’ve always wanted to go to Oktoberfest in Germany! My uncle went a few years ago and had an amazing time, and seeing your pictures and reading about it here made me want to plan a trip for this fall all the more!

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  3. Oktoberfest looks like so much fun! It would be amazing to visit and celebrate the festivities like this. It looks like you had an awesome time.

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  4. Oh wow! Would you just look at those crowds. I’ve enjoyed Oktoberfest at Disney, but it’s just not the same. I’ve always wanted to go to Germany for the real deal.

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