Traditional tent

Checking Out the Historical Side of Oktoberfest

For the 2010 Oktoberfest, as part of the 200th Oktoberfest celebration, there was a family-friendly, much more peaceful and nostalgic ‘extra fest’ in the southern part of Theresienwiese: the ‘Oide Wiesn’ or Historical Oktoberfest. The Oide Wiesn was only supposed to be set up for...
The Dirndl

The Dirndl. A Bavarian tradition on display at Oktoberfest

The dirndl is the traditional Alpine dress for women. Originally, the dirndl was a costume for servants in noble households but eventually it was worn more and more by women in the Alpine regions and summer visitors for private and festive occasions. The Dirndl’s Structure A...
Oktoberfest Facts for the Globe Hopping Traveller

A Few Oktoberfest Facts for the Globe Hopping Traveller

Oktoberfest, or ‘Wiesn’ as it is known to the locals, is the world’s largest fair. Running each year from late September up until the first weekend of October, the beer festival packs in an incredible amount of visitors each year – especially during the opening day of...