the world’s largest Volksfest.
My time at Oktoberfest was short, but the memories made in Munich will last a lifetime. The beer was good, the nights long and the festival was nothing short of my expectations.
Oktoberfest Survival Guide
from me to you:
1. The majority of the festival actually happens in September, don’t miss out.
2. Bring Euros, bring a lot of them.
3. Prost means cheers, say it often.
4. Everyone stands on the benches, don’t be the one to stand on the table.
5. Munich is cold, come prepared.
6. Drunk people are friendly, don’t be afraid to socialize in the tents.
7. There are millions of people who attend the festival, use the buddy system.
8. The beer at Oktoberfest has a higher alcohol content than normal beer, don’t be that person.
What would a trip be without a photo journal to document it? Here is a glimpse into what it looked like when Della and I met Oktoberfest
Della thanking God she didn’t get us lost on Munich’s subway system… for once.
Still wondering how…
Also, who thought of putting plenty of spinning rides at the biggest beer festival in the world?
Now comes the beer pictures… because Oktoberfest.
This is me trying to fit in. For you gluten free folks out there, don’t get your hopes up. This beer is full of gluten. Head over to the wine tent to partake in the festivities.
When it comes to my favorite food at Oktoberfest, we found an obvious front runner.
We were at the stand so much, I made friends with the workers. Where there’s good food, there’s good people.
This is what dreams are made of (especially when they give you free nuts for being top customers within two days).
PSST! This stand is completely gluten free, as if you couldn’t tell by the size of my smile.
They were always gone too soon. If you learn anything from this Oktoberfest post, order the almonds. Order them every day.
The food and drinks were amazing, but Oktoberfest wouldn’t be the same without all of the people we met. I wish I had pictures of all of them, but here are a few.
Here is della with Felix. Felix is a CEO, in his early twenties, and finishing university. He’s a boss… literally.
If you take a selfie at Oktoberfest without a photobomb, you are doing it wrong.
This guy told Della she looked like Margot Robbie. *happiness* He then told me that I looked like ‘the sister of Raj Koothrappali from The Big Bang Theory.’ *eye roll*
Make sure you practice your balance before you stand on the benches. People tend to fall.
Meet our two besties for the night, Felix and Nik. I recommend making friends with the locals, they know what they’re doing.
Thanks for the fun Oktoberfest, see you next year.
Della and I are now off to our next destination. The breathtaking views from our bus ride made me excited for what’s to come.