There’s no arguing that Oktoberfest 2017 will attract people in droves. An average of almost 7 million people visit the 16-day festival in Munich, Germany. It’s not hard to figure out why – it’s the ultimate experience for the beer lovers of the world and for those who just love to party.
For an event that always delivers, it is hard to imagine that it could get any better. Yet, Oktoberfest 2017 looks set to top it all. With places booking fast there’s no time like the present to reserve your place at Oktoberfest.
What to expect at Oktoberfest 2017
On the 16th September 2017 the mayor of Munich will once again shout “O’Zapft is!” or “It is open” and the 18 days of beer swilling will begin. So, what can one expect in 2017? Well, new tents, new rides and some new features – all set to greatly enhance the traditional Oktoberfest experience.
The new Marstall tent, the successor of the Hippodrome tent, will now be in its 4th year. It is a unique equestrian themed tent with room to house up to 3,500 guests inside and up to 900 outside. There’s also the new tent known as Kalbsbraterei that serves traditional Oktoberfest fare such as dishes based on calf/veal. The tent makes room for another 300 guests.
The beer tents await you!
For those who love the fairground elements of Oktoberfest (and for the young and young at heart alike) there are some exciting new rides. Among the most bizarre and thrilling is the ‘Encounter’ – an experience sure to take you on an odyssey into the realms of science fiction, aliens and medical experiments gone awry. For those who like to take it down a notch and let loose a little there is the new attraction called the ‘Big Bamboo’. It’s a Caribbean themed park with bridges, barrels and mambo music to get down and boogie to.
To enhance the traditional characteristics of Oktoberfest in 2017 some iconic attractions have been introduced. Spot the one hundred year old merry go round – sure to delight with it whimsical and artistic design and a shooting gallery straight for the 1880s. It’s a delightful trip back through time that reinvents and reinspires the joy of Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest in 2017 is more than just a beer swigging, rowdy good time. Look out for the historical and imaginative aspects and you will be sure to take back an extra special memory from the experience.
How much for a beer?
This may be all well and good but you’re sure to ask – how much will a beer cost at Oktoberfest 2017? Approximately 11 Euro per beer. As always, it is free to enter the Oktoberfest and Theresienwiese halls. When it comes to seating the early bird does catch the worm. Arrive early and remember that the Friday and the weekends are always the busiest and most crowded days to attend.
Getting in quick is very important when it comes to Oktoberfest. It also holds for booking your flights, accommodation, tours and reservations for Oktoberfest 2017. With the sheer popularity of the event you need to book almost a year in advance.
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