Oktoberfest is nearly upon us, folks! That’s right, thirsty readers: the countdown to Oktoberfest’s opening day has officially begun. If you’re joining in the revelry this year — or if you’re simply daydreaming about signing up for one of our 2019 Oktoberfest packages — you’ll want to check out these 12 fun-filled, captivating Oktoberfest Instagram accounts. They may not all focus exclusively on beer, but they will satisfy your Oktoberfest wanderlust… for now!
12 Oktoberfest Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow
First things first: you’d better follow the official Oktoberfest Instagram account. Not only do they share photos from fellow thirsty travelers, but you get to see the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair) being constructed from the ground up. Prost!
Remember how we told you that only beer produced by the six main Munich breweries can be sold at Oktoberfest? Start following their Instas so you can familiarize yourself with all of their beer. Begin with one of our favorites — Paulaner — which has been brewed since 1634. Though it’s the youngest of all of the Munich breweries, it’s still a respectable 384 years old.
Another one of the six Oktoberfest breweries, Augustiner’s Instagram account will have you wondering why you didn’t think of using beer steins in your fitness routine instead of weights.
Hacker-Pschorr is sold in the Hacker-Festhalle, the Pschorr-Bräurosl, and the Oide Wiesn’s Herzkasperlzelt areas at Oktoberfest. Founded in 1417, it’s another one of the beers you’ll be drinking at Oktoberfest in Munich.
Wearing dirndls or lederhosen is the perfect way to get in the spirit for Oktoberfest, but where in the world can you find the perfect garb? Erika of Rare Dirndl has got you covered (quite literally). Peruse her Instagram account for some serious Oktoberfest inspiration — we wouldn’t be surprised if you wind up going in one of her creations!
Max and his friends loved their time in Oktoberfest so much that they started a website on all things Oktoberfest and beer festivals. Why stop at just one beer festival when you can drink beer from all over the world? Follow their Instagram account for beer-soaked Oktoberfest adventures and more.
Featuring colorful photos of crazy carnival rides, ginormous beer steins, and even larger pretzels, oh my!
Munich Food Guide
Get to know all about the food you’ll be consuming in Munich alongside that beer. Sausages and pretzels? Yes, please!
Follow the official IG account of Munich, Germany and learn a thing or two about the city you’ll be partying in. After all, Munich is so much more than just Oktoberfest and beer — we promise!
Can’t make it to Munich this year? There’s plenty of Oktoberfest celebrations taking place throughout the world, so it’s no surprise that each of these festivals has an Instagram account you’ll want to follow for Oktoberfest. One of our favorites centers on Oktoberfest in the Gardens, which hits up Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney — a perfect Oktoberfest Instagram account to follow, especially if you’re in the land Down Under!
If you’re anything like us and wish that every day of the year was like Oktoberfest, then Reichenball Hall in New York City is your dream come true. This German beer hall in Midtown Manhattan gives other Oktoberfest Instagram accounts a run for their money: there’s no shortage of happy, thirsty people, delectable beer, and schnitzel. Yum!
Of course you’re already following us on Instagram, right? Right?!? Of course right. But just in case you aren’t, check us out — you’ll find all of the best photos from our Oktoberfest tours and beyond.
Are all of these photos making you thirsty? Be sure to check out our Oktoberfest tours while you’re filling up your next glass of Paulaner.