Oktoberfest Tours & Packages

Could an all-outdoor Oktoberfest be planned for 2020?

It’s been a couple of months since the sad, sad news of Oktoberfest 2020 being cancelled over coronavirus concerns hit us smack in our pretzel-eating faces. Since then, the question of how to spend this year’s September and October has seen many opinions. There’s even the...
Will the 2021 Oktoberfest be extended?

Will Oktoberfest 2021 be extended by a week?

So… it’s official. Oktoberfest 2020 has been cancelled. Millions around the world are really and truly bummed about this and that includes us. *wipes away pretzel-shaped tear* However, don’t let the loss of lager get you down. Oktoberfest 2021 will undoubtedly be the biggest...
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Has Oktoberfest ever been cancelled?

In its 200+ year history, Oktoberfest has been cancelled several times. But the answer as to why is a little complicated. In fact, it’s 25-fold. Since its inception over 200 years ago in 1810, Oktoberfest has been cancelled a thankfully low two dozen+1 times. In what is known as...
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Oktoberfest 2019 Beer Consumption Tops 7.3 Million Liters

Oktoberfest 2019 ended on Sunday and the results are in: beer consumption reached an epic 7.3 million Liters at the festival. While slightly lower than the previous year, when 7.5 million Liters were downed, the mostly cloudy and sometimes rainy days resulted in the outside beer...
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Oktoberfest 2018 Beer Consumption Tops 7.5 Million Liters

Oktoberfest 2018 ended on Sunday and the results are in: beer consumption reached a record 7.5 million Liters at the festival. While the actual amount is the same as last year, Oktoberfest 2018 ran for just 16 days this year; 2 days less than the previous year, resulting in...
Oktoberfest Security 2018

Oktoberfest 2018 Security Update

More video surveillance, more body-cams and, for the first time, human super-recognizers: the police are getting ready for Oktoberfest in Munich again. “In order to ensure as much security as possible at the festival site, we have upgraded security both quantitatively and...
Oktoberfest 2017 Schedule

28 Hilarious German Words to Learn Before Oktoberfest

So much about German culture makes perfect sense: drinking one massive beer instead of four regular-sized ones, eating one massive pretzel instead of four regular-size ones, and aprons as fashion statements (I mean, duh). But some things aren’t so straightforward and take a wee...
Beer Revival in Germany

Bavarian Beer Sales Rule All… Again

This week, in a piece of news that should come to the surprise of no one, the state statistics office announced that of all the German states, Bavarian beer sales top the list… again. Shocking, right!? Okay, maybe not so much, but still worth celebrating, no? And with a beer,...

Munich Breweries: 6 Little Paragraphs On 6 Big Brewers

Of all the words that can be used to describe Oktoberfest—jolly, epic, fremdschämen—one that you don’t hear used that often is “strict”. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the beer and/or the big six Munich breweries in which, whoa, you better mind your p’s and q’s. That’s...
How to do Oktoberfest on a budget | Munich, Germany

How to do Oktoberfest on a Budget

Oktoberfest was one of the most fun things I did the entire time I lived in Germany. Nothing about the experience disappointed. Oktoberfest is also the only mega festival I’ve ever attended where I didn’t feel overwhelmed the entire time, despite the six-million people in...