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...
Things to do in Munich, Germany outside Oktoberfest | View from St. Peter's Church

7 Things to Do in Munich If You Ever Leave the Wiesn

Maybe you just can’t handle two, three, four straight days of Oktoberfest-ing. It’s fine; no one is judging you. Well, okay, maybe they are a little; but don’t let that stop you from doing you! There are plennnnty of other things to do in Munich that don’t involve stein hoisting...
Oktoberfest 2017 Beer Consumption

Beer Consumption Tops 7.5 Million Liters at Oktoberfest 2017

Oktoberfest 2017 has come to an end, and the statistics are in: a staggering 7.5 million liters of beer was consumed by 6.2 million visitors over 18 days. Record Numbers at Oktoberfest 2017 The 184th Oktoberfest in Munich ended as one of the most successful in its history, with...
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 2016 Roundup

With 5.6 million visitors, Oktoberfest 2016 once again remained the world’s largest beer festival. While numbers were slightly down from last year (when 5.9 million attended) due to cool and often rainy weather, the additional security measures announced this year did not deter...
Oktoberfest Security

New Oktoberfest Security Announced – Backpack Ban and Fence Coming

New security measures for Oktoberfest in Munich have been announced, with a ban on backpacks and large bags, as well as a fence which will be erected around the festival grounds. The organising committee of the event made the decision yesterday in light of the recent security...
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...
Oktoberfest 2015 Beer Consumption

Oktoberfest Serves Over 7 Million Litres of Beer

Oktoberfest always promises a beer experience like no other. The 2015 festival once again lived up to its promises, with 7.3 million Litres of beer being guzzled by 5.9 million visitors. This includes every man, woman and child (and yes there are family days and school excursions...