Oktoberfest Tours & Packages
Airport Brewery Airbräu

Airport Brewery keeps travellers hydrated at Munich airport

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Your German beer drinking captain, that is, and you’re in for a very smooth ride. Because your Oktoberfest adventure will most likely begin and end at the Munich airport, so should your beer drinking. And because this is, in...
Festzelt Tradition

What the Heck is Oktoberfest’s Oide Wiesn?

Because sometimes Oktoberfest can get a little nuts, it’s nice to be able to leave the madness of the beer tents and head over to a more chilled out… time period. (Wait, huh?) You’ve had a long day at the ‘Fest and you’re exhausted—relax, the 1800s are waiting for you. (Have you...
Oktoberfest 2017 Schedule

Oktoberfest 2017 Schedule of (Really Awesome) Events

Guess. What. Oktoberfest 2017 is taking shape as we speak. As I type. Whatever. July marks that beautiful time of year when a regular ol’ urban park becomes the magical beer oasis it was born to be. Oktoberfest beer tents are being constructed—yes, it takes that long; frauleins...
Wacken beer pipeline

A German Rock Festival Has Installed—What Else?—a Beer Pipeline

For those about to rock courtesy of an underground beer pipeline, WE SALUTE YOU. Congratulations to the residents of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for taking both heavy metal and German beer appreciation to a whole new level of HOLY CRAP. I’m referring to the organisers of Wacken...

The Strength of Germany’s Passport (and Other Things Tougher Than You)

THE STRENGTH OF GERMANY’S PASSPORT It’s just been released! Once again Germany comes out on top for country with the strongest passport. It was big news when I posted about last year’s announcement but now it’s like, well yeah–Germany’s awesome. Of course they’re welcome...
Eating carp is a big part of German new year's traditions.

German New Year’s Traditions Are Better Than Yours

Many countries around the world have similar traditions and peculiar ways of ringing in the new year. They probably incorporate in some way fireworks, bubbly booze, locking lips with strangers at midnight (I see you’re making great decisions already), and making profound sweeping...

Offseason Oktoberfest: Chill Out at Germany’s Christmas Markets

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas we have a long way to go before Oktoberfest, like a lopsided wooden keg, rolls back around again. Waiting is hard but luckily for us Germany fills some of these hopeless months with centuries long traditions, twinkling lights, and most...
Origins of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Beer Tents: Camping for Beer Drinkers

Ah, camping. That carefree time spent by the fire you just created by rubbing two sticks together—go you! Those unforgettable nights watching the sun set from your campsite on the edge of a lake, the sounds of coyotes howling at the distant moon, your sweetie coming out to meet...

Oktoberfest: It’s like Disney World for Beer Drinkers

Remember when you were just a wee thing, staring up at the gates to Disney World or [insert favourite theme park here] with an overwhelming sense of amazement? When you literally thought your body would explode if you had to wait even one more second to experience the magic you...
Beautiful ladies at Oktoberfest Blumenau in Brazil

Familiar Feels at Oktoberfest Blumenau

Every year a city situated along the Itajaí River in Brazil with a population of just under 300,000 plays host to the country’s largest celebration of its German heritage, Oktoberfest Blumenau, attracting crowds of up to 5 million. Stepping off your flight, you won’t belie...