The original Oktoberfest took place in the last decade of the 18th century from October 12-17, it lasted a week, and was a raucous week where people indulged in food, drink, customers and entertainment. In this article you will be introduced to five tips for throwing the best Oktoberfest party possible!
The History of Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival in Munich, Bavaria. The history of Oktoberfest dates back to the year 1810 when Prince Ludwig was married. The city wanted to celebrate by holding a horse race and a carousel, which was sponsored by the town’s breweries-who also made a profit from all the beer to be consumed.
Find a Carnival Near You
If you’re interested in throwing your own Oktoberfest, or going out with friends and being a part of a huge celebration, there are carnivals near you that have Oktoberfest celebrations. If there’s not a carnival close to where you live, call up the nearest one and see if they have a package for a group of people. In 2022, Oktoberfest, which runs from September 22nd to October 7th this year, is going to be the biggest yet! With over six million people expected at Munich’s famous Theresienwiese, it might be hard to find a Carnival in your area. To make things easy for you, we created a google map showing a list of carnivals in your state.
Book your accommodation in advance
One of the most important things to do to make the most out of your Oktoberfest experience is book your accommodation in advance. This will mean you can reserve a spot, guaranteeing you time for fun and relaxation. It also means that you won’t have a wasted day waiting to see if a hostel or bed and breakfast has a vacancy!
Dress the part in a dirndl or lederhosen
Oktoberfest in Munich is infamous for how rowdy it can get, but there’s no reason to skip the beer if you’re not – just fit in wearing one of these traditional German clothes. To really fit in though, most people seem to agree that it’s most important to wear the right heels or heels that match your clothes.
Go with your friends
Growing up in Germany it seemed like everyone was volunteering at an Oktoberfest event or visiting one. Nowadays, not so much for me, but I still enjoy visiting the major celebrations each year. If you are wondering what to do with your friends to have a great time while travelling around this season, why not include a fest to the agenda?