Oktoberfest Tours & Packages

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...
oktoberfest 2016 new security measures

Oktoberfest 2016 Brings Beer, Cheer, and New Security Measures This Year

I mean, really, what goes better with good German beer than a friendly pat down? Oh, you thought I was going to say pretzel, didn’t you? Boy, are you in for a surprise at this year’s Oktoberfest! While I’m not 100% positive on the pat downs, I can tell you that Oktoberfest 2016...
7 Fun Facts You Need to Know About Oktoberfest

7 Fun Facts You Need to Know About Oktoberfest

Countless people have heard of the Oktoberfest celebrations the world over. This is not all that surprising when you consider the fact that most major capital cities now host their own versions of the beer-drinker’s paradise. While the flavour of each Oktoberfest is undoubtedly...
Thumbs up for scoring table reservations in the Oktoberfest beer tent in Munich, Germany

Top Tips for Getting Oktoberfest Table Reservations

Every year Oktoberfest seems to get bigger and better than ever. More than six million people make it to the famous Theresienwiese in Munich where the sixteen-day celebration of German Beer and Bavarian culture takes place. So how do you get Oktoberfest table reservations? It’s...
Oktoberfest 2016 Schedule of Events (Bavaria Statue)

Oktoberfest 2016 Schedule of (Really Awesome) Events

It’s almost Oktoberfest time! Well, not exactly, but we’re more than halfway there and that’s good news! Have you planned your trip? Have your dirndls been dry-cleaned, ladies? Gentlemen, have you stocked up on those funny half knee socks? Have you packed yet??? Maybe I’m getting...