Fair enough – the majority of the 16 to 18 days of the Oktoberfest take place not in the eponymous October but in September. The name comes from the history of the Wiesn: The occasion for the first Oktoberfest in 1810 was the wedding of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
The largest public festival in the world, the Munich Oktoberfest, will not take place this year because of the Corona pandemic. This was announced last week by Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter in a joint press conference with Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder.
Over the past 209 years, Oktoberfest been cancelled only 24 times, and for reasons like cholera outbreaks or war. It was cancelled in 1813, due to a war against Napoleon. It was cancelled in 1854 and 1873 due to a cholera epidemic, then again in 1866 due to a war against Prussia.
A typical guys outfit at Oktoberfest will have a button-up shirt (either white or checkered), leather Lederhosen shorts with suspenders, an Alpine hat, classic socks, and sturdy Bavarian shoes.
The official beer price 2019 at Oktoberfest The beer price at the Oktoberfest 2019 is between 10.80 and 11.80 Euro and is thus on average 3.11 % higher than in the previous year.
There is no central reservation point. Table reservations are always made via the respective tent. In most of the small Wiesn tents you can and should make a reservation in good time, especially if you’re in a group and want to go in the evening. Most reservations are made online, sometimes also by telephone.
15 Traditional Oktoberfest Recipes 01 of 15. Authentic German Soft Pretzels (Laugenbrezeln) 02 of 15. German Potato Pancakes. 03 of 15. Pork Shoulder Roast With Dry Spice Rub (Schweinebraten) 04 of 15. Quick and Easy Beer Bratwurst. Garlic-Lemon Rotisserie Chicken. Will Heap / Getty Images. 06 of 15. Bavarian Ham Hock (Schweinshaxe) 07 of 15. 08 of 15.
So if you just intend to experiencing Oktoberfest, then I guess 1-2 days will be enough. If, however, you intend to drink, then 3 days are better. Although with heavy drinking on consecutive days, I don’t think you ‘ll be able to survive more than 3 such days;-)
Munich, Germany – Oktoberfest No European Oktoberfest list would be complete without first mentioning the big event in Munich. This classic Oktoberfest celebration draws in millions of visitors each year and is held on the grounds of Theresienwiese.
Exactly 84 days before it’s “O’zapft is” again, the gastronomic companies have announced the beverage prices for the Oktoberfest 2019: The „mass“ (one liter) beer will cost between 10.80 Euro and 11.80 Euro. This year’s prices for non-alcoholic drinks have also been revealed.
Official Oktoberfest beer The original Oktoberfest beer is a malted stock with about 6% alcohol. Today, Oktoberfest beer is slightly more golden than Helles but brewed with a stronger alcohol content.
11 Foods You Need for an Oktoberfest Feast Roast Chicken. During Oktoberfest, chickens are spit-roasted until the skin is golden brown and crispy. Schweinebraten (roast pork) Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock) Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick) Würstl (sausages) Brezen (pretzels) Knödel (potato or flour dumplings) Käsespätzle (cheese noodles)
During World War II, Oktoberfest was also cancelled and from 1946 to 1948, it was celebrated as a small ‘fall festival’. Oktoberfest has never been cancelled since — we hope it stays that way.