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Polaroid of the week: Oktoberfest Fun in Munich, Germany

Polaroid of the week: Oktoberfest Fun in Munich, Germany

Last Updated on May 31, 2022

polaroid of the week germany munich oktoberfestUpon returning to Germany, I went straight to Oktoberfest in Munich – my first Oktoberfest in five years (which you might already know if you’ve read my last travel update). I am a big fan of Oktoberfest and this was my seventh time at the beer festival, and I was excited to introduce a friend from New York to Bavarian beer culture – basically massive steins of strong wheat beers, best enjoyed with a pretzel on the side – and to meet up with one of my closest friends from high school who invited us to join her and some of her girlfriends at a table they had reserved. If you’re not familiar with the festival: snatching a table reservation is almost like winning the lottery, which is why we decided to celebrate in style and to dress up in the traditional gear that you can see everywhere throughout Munich during Oktoberfest: lederhosn for the guys and dirndl dresses for the girls.

Most people think that Oktoberfest is just one big celebration of beer, consisting of beer tents, but it is in fact a big funfair with amusement rides and food stalls – the biggest of its kind in the world. The festival attracts over 6 million people in the span of only 16 days, and around 1 liter per person are consumed – that’s over 6 million liters of beer in just over two weeks! I spent two days at Oktoberfest this year – one to enjoy the rides and take in the atmosphere on the massive 42-hectare grounds, and one to celebrate inside one of the beer tents (which hold up to 10,000 people!), singing and dancing to German oompah music. I had so much fun at the festival – going to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest was one of the best travel decisions I’ve made this year! Next week, I will share more photos of Oktoberfest (including the crazy roller coaster I went on) and some tips for visiting the festival.


Tuesday 30th of May 2023

Sounds like an amazing time at Oktoberfest! The combination of Bavarian beer culture, traditional attire, and the festive atmosphere must have been a blast. It's fascinating to think about the scale of the event and the incredible amount of beer consumed. Looking forward to seeing your photos and getting some tips!

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Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

Oktoberfest its really awesome and unforgettable festival in Germany.


Friday 7th of August 2015

Is really nice lol the picture is funny! i would like to go this year on my blog we have an entry of the 2013 about it jejeje but funny picture looking forward to go this year! Prost!

Jackie De Burca

Saturday 25th of October 2014

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Jackie De Burca

Friday 24th of October 2014

You know Dany, I had no idea. I might see Sonia this evening and ask, now I am curious!! :)

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Have a great weekend, Jackie


Friday 24th of October 2014

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