The Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October.
Have a passion for beer, music and festivity (Gemütlichkeit) ? Then Munich’s legendary Oktoberfest is for you! Taking place over two weeks in late September and early October, the Oktoberfest has grown into the world’s largest fair and attracts several millions of visitors from all over the world.
This tour is likely to sell out! Oktoberfest 2010 takes place from September 18 to October 4. The Oktoberfest Tour guarantees you a seat in the Hofbräu-Festzelt, the biggest, noisiest and most famous tent at Munich’s Oktoberfest. Reservations for Oktoberfest tents are notoriously difficult and the Munich Oktoberfest Tour will sell out, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!
Your tour starts with an Oktoberfest guided tour, on which you will learn all about the history, traditions and interesting facts associated with the world’s greatest beer festival. Then take a ride on board the Oktoberfest’s famous ferris wheel for a birds-eye view of the Oktoberfest grounds.
At noon your guide will accompany you to your reserved seats in the Hofbräu tent, sister to Munich’s famous Hofbräuhaus brewery. Your first 2 litres of beer and half a roast chicken (mandatory when reserving tables at the Oktoberfest!) are included, and your table is reserved for approximately five hours.
Inside the tent you can relax, drink the renowned Hofbräu beer and dance to the live music played by the Hofbräu-Festzelt’s band. Dancing on the tables is by no means complusory but is encouraged!
The Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In 1994, the schedule was modified in response to German reunification so that if the first Sunday in October falls on the 1st or 2nd, then the festival will go on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the 1st Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1. The festival is held on an area named the Theresienwiese (field, or meadow, of Therese), often called d’ Wiesn for short.
Visitors also eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (pork knuckle), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezel (Pretzel), Knödeln (potato or bread dumplings), Kaasspotzn (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).