The-Military Concierge Company's Guide to Oktoberfest
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Oktoberfest entry gate
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Once inside the tents, revelers order huge liter mugs of beer, called maß. Most of tents have some kind of food and a few serve wine or coffee in addition to beer. Visitors listen to live music performed in the tents, drink lots of beer, sing along to Bavarian fold tunes, and dance on the tables. The tables are very long and crowded, so don’t expect a table for just your group. Everyone shares and sits close to ensure that as many people as possible are able to squeeze in. The larger tents seat several thousand people at once!
In addition to lots of food and beer drinking, Oktoberfest is home to carnival rides, midway games, souvenir shops, and children’s activities. Although most of the attendees are German, Oktoberfest attracts a huge number of tourists each year from all over the world.
How to Get There
Once you’ve reserved a place in a beer tent and donned your lederhosen or dirndl, it’s time to make your way to the fest, held at the Theresienwiese fest grounds in Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), a short tram ride away from the city center. If you live in Bavaria, it’s probably easier to take the train to the Hauptbahnhof and avoid the parking expense and hassle altogether.
If you think you’re lost, just follow the massive crowd of people wearing trachtenmode and you’ll eventually get to the fest grounds. Literally every tourist in Munich and a good percentage of the locals will be there for Oktoberfest, so it’s nearly impossible to get lost if you follow the crowd. Signs posted all over town point the way to the fest grounds or to the proper public transportation stop to get there.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for all 14 of the big tents, as well as some of the 20 smaller ones. Each has a unique atmosphere and slightly different clientele. Information on tents and tickets can be found at www.mymilitaryconcierge.com and if you have any further Oktoberfest questions, just find The Military Concierge Company on Facebook and ask!
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