Oktoberfest Blumenau 2015

Why Oktoberfest Blumenau is a Must-see

Founded in 1850, the riverside city of Blumenau in Brazil is home to the biggest German festival in South America and one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations outside of its original home in Munich. The inaugural celebration was held in 1984 in the aftermath of a devastating...
Oktoberfest Apps

The best Oktoberfest Apps

The fields of the Theresienwiese are the spacious 103 acres that are the home to many German festivals throughout the year including, most notably, Oktoberfest. Even when the fields aren’t populated by half a million people at a time and your vision isn’t obscured by...
Beer drinking law Oktoberfest

The Beer Drinking Law of Oktoberfest

As with the greatest of celebration of anything in life, there are rules. The strict regulations on what is served at Oktoberfest come down from the German Brewers Federation. Beers must contain only malted barley (contains gluten), yeast, hops, and water. Originating in 1487 and...
Beer Halls to Beer Tents

From the Beer Halls to the Beer Tents

Beer halls were the earliest ways that local patrons had their fill. Breweries began to set up tables outside in the summer so that a strong draught could be enjoyed straight from the keg on a hot day. Over time, this practice led to the idea of the beer gardens which have become...
Oktoberfest in Munich

A Backpacker’s Perspective of Oktoberfest in Munich

The idea of travelling to Germany has particular appeal but there is something about Munich, a city famous for Bavarian beer and the world’s largest festival to celebrate it which makes it ideal. Sure you can head to any other part of the world and experience something similar...
Oktoberfest Legend Chris Blake

Oktoberfest Legend: Chris Blake, Australia

With a big “Ein Prosit”, Chris Blake from Australia shares his memories of Oktoberfest in Munich. How many times have you been to Oktoberfest? I’ve been once with Thirsty Swagman in 2013. I plan on doing it all again of course. How would you describe your...
Oktoberfest Girl Drinking Beer

Oktoberfest Girl Beats 3 Guys Drinking Beer

She joins in last and finishes first. This girl is amazing. While the beer consumption at Oktoberfest is in itself the stuff of legends, some people go the extra mile and accept the daunting challenge of downing a 1-Litre Stein in a single attempt. No putting down the glass...
7 Things to Try in Munich During Oktoberfest

7 Things to Try in Munich During Oktoberfest

If there’s ever a reason visit the south of Germany it’s to experience the Munich beer festival universally known as Oktoberfest. Attracting the largest gathering of people at any one celebration, the festival takes its rightful place at the top of many a beer-enthusiast’s bucket...
Beer Revival in Germany

Is There Need of a Beer Revival in Germany?

Germany, a country that has sustained an industry on the back of a five-century-old purity brewing law called the Reinheitsgebot, and home to the world’s oldest operational brewery (the Weihenstephan) may be changing its ways. Beer consumption across the country has been steadily...
Guide to Oktoberfest 2015

First-Time Traveller’s Guide to Oktoberfest

As with attending any event in any part of the world for the very first time, the amount of planning involved can be a bit overwhelming. In this guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest we’ll walk you through some of the things to keep in mind, and some other things you may not have...