Oktoberfest is an annual event held in Munich, Germany. The festival lasts for 18 days, and it usually begins late September and lasts until early October. This event gathers a lot of people, approximately 6 million individuals from around the world. You probably have heard rumors how Octoberfest is an overcrowded, overhyped and overpriced festival and to some degree this is true. But, the things you will experience here can’t be compared to any festival in the world. So, if you are still thinking this is not for you, here are five reasons that will convince you otherwise.
The official wear of Octoberfest is a dirndl for the ladies and lederhosen for the men, so we would highly recommend you to pick one once arriving in Munich. This type of dressing up is all for fun, and no one will pay attention to you. The clothes can cost you between $20 and $600 and the great thing about them is that they can be recycled and used for other costumes. You will find many street vendors selling the cheaper version of clothes, so you won’t have to break your bank account buying one.
This is a pretty good cause to visit Octoberfest. Beer is the essential element of this festival with an estimated 6 million litters to be drunk this year. Since 16th century Germany implemented strict brewing regulation, which says that only water, hops, and barley can be used in making of Bavarian beer. So, it’s safe to say, that you will taste the best beer in the world and one liter of beer costs around 10 euros, which is approximately $13. The price is a bit steep, but it’s worth of every penny.
Considering that beer is only made with natural ingredients, it means you won’t be drinking average beer packed with additives and preservatives. You will be amazed how much you can drink, without having a hangover. So, don’t be afraid to drink because in the morning you will feel as good as new.
Traditional Bavarian food is absolutely delicious, full of spices and amazing flavors. Please don’t leave Octoberfest without trying roast chicken, and pretzel with sweet mustard. This is an excellent opportunity to experience Bavarian cousin which involves a lot of meat.