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From journal Oktoberfest Madness
October 12, 2005
From journal Our Second Trip to München
September 8, 2005
From journal A Stroll Around a Bavarian Gem
April 2, 2005
While the large grounds are crowded in the evening, the people will not be spilling beer on you as you walk around. Only the six München brauerei may serve beer on the festival grounds. The grounds are easily accessible by numerous means.
Beer is served until 10:30 and closing is at 11pm.
From journal First Trip to Bavaria
September 23, 2003
From journal Oktoberfest in Munich
August 21, 2003
The other parade is the "Folklore parade", which takes place on the third Sunday in September. Held for the first time in 1835 in honor of the silver wedding of King Ludwig I and Therese of Bavaria, this procession of national costumes has been taking place regularly since 1950 and turned into an outstanding Oktoberfest event. The German ARD public TV channel broadcasts it live all over the world. Traditional costume and music groups will represent many different German states. Among the guests of honor, we again find the Munich "Kindl", who will also lead this parade on horseback, the Mayor of Munich, and the Bavarian Governor. Entry tickets are not necessary for the parade, but it is possible to reserve seats on the grandstand.
From journal Munich the capital of Bavaria
This was more or less the birth of the "October-Festivals". Today, the Oktoberfest in Munich is the largest beer festival in the world. At the foot of the Bavaria Statue, adjacent to the Huge Oktoberfest grounds, there are also carousels, roller coasters, and all the spectacular fun for the enjoyment and excitement of visitors of all ages. But watch out: the O-fest is getting more and more expensive! Tip: Use public transport to get there!!!
January 4, 2002
A nighttime visit to Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese quickly blew away all of my preconceived images. I had envisioned beer gardens and tents and accordion polka music and what I found was a full fledged carnival with roller coasters, massive permanent beer halls, and bands dressed in Bavarian costume playing rock tunes. The waitresses are amazing, carrying three or four HUGE glass beer mugs in each hand. Food and drink can be purchased outside the halls, including some terrific fish roasted over open fire pits, but for the full experience make a reservation at a beertent. We were there mid-week and the halls were so jammed they wouldn’t allow anyone in without a reservation. Try the Tourist Office web site at www.muenchen-tourist.de/englisch/index_e.htm for reservation links.
From journal A Day in Munich