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Oktoberfest Munich: the feast of the world’s most popular beer

Year after year the Oktoberfest Munich welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world. The world’s most popular beer festival is celebrated every year in the city of Munich for 2 whole weeks between late September and early October.

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These are the upcoming dates for Oktoberfest Munich:

  • Oktoberfest 2015: September 19 to October 4

  • Oktoberfest 2016: September 17 to October 3

  • Oktoberfest 2017: September 23 to October 8

The Oktoberfest Munich celebration began in 1810 as a wedding party of two members of the Bavarian royalty, Ludwig I and Therese of Saxony, who, after their marriage, offered to citizens of Munich a beer -based party. From that year the Oktoberfest Munich has been held every year.

The Oktoberfest Munich is held in an area named the  Theresienwiese which is oktoberfest-munich-girlsa large meadow which is very close to the center of Munich and to the Central Railway Station. Here are mounted several tents and pavilions and they all serve beer , but not any beer: in fact only the beer that meets the requirements of the Reinheitsgebot , the law of purity of beer of 1516 which establishes the ingredients for brewing beer, and must also have a minimum of about 6 % of alcohol. Beer must also be made within the limits of the city of Munich.

Brewers Oktoberfest Beer allowed to produce beer under the criteria of Reinheitsgebot are:

  • Augustiner – Bräu
  • Hacker- Pschorr – Bräu
  • Löwenbräu
  • Paulaner -Brau
  • Spatenbräu
  • Staaliches -Munchen Hofbrau

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The entrance to the halls of the Munich Oktoberfest is free and you will not need any ticket to enter. Due to this reason and to the great influx of visitors is very advisable to reach the halls very soon, even in the morning on weekends, especially why if you cannot find a seat you’ll not be served a beer.

The Oktoberfest serves beer from 10 in the morning until 10:30 in the evening from Monday to Friday and during the weekend they start earlier, from 9 in the morning. What you have to pay is the beer, which cost around 10€ for a liter. And do not ever ask for a pint … here they only serve liter glasses!

Oktoberfest 2015

Oktoberfest will take place from Saturday 19th of September. If you want to be part of the official opening ceremony, you have to be at the “Schottenhamel” tent. At Saturday noon the Mayor of Munich will have the honor to tapping the first beer keg to inaugurate the festival! The Oktoberfest will last until Sunday 4th of October.   oktoberfest-munich-tent

The Oktoberfest is an event which attracts people from all over the world and in recent years has come to have more than seven million visitors. Munich during those two weeks multiply by 3 the population and even more so all Hotels Near Oktoberfest are full of guests and it is advisable to book hotel in advance to find a room and good prices.

If you are a beer estimator you cannot miss the Oktoberfest Munich, the largest beer celebration worldwide, but you should know that Oktoberfest is organized in several cities in all around the world.

K¡Oktoberfest Munich offical web page: http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/

Oktoberfest Munich

Here are other cities in the world which celebrates Oktoberfest:

Oktoberfest in Europe:

Oktoberfest Calpe , Spain
Oktoberfest Badalona , Spain
Oktoberfest Zaragoza , Spain
Oktoberfest Cartagena , Spain
Oktoberfest Genova , Italy
Oktoberfest Liege, Belgium

Oktoberfest in America:

Oktoberfest in Villa General Belgrano, Argentina
Oktoberfest Blumenau, Brazil
Oktoberfest Kitchener , Canada
Oktoberfest Cincinnati, United states
Oktoberfest Malloco , Chile
Oktoberfest Mexico City , Mexico
Oktoberfest Bogota , Colombia
Oktoberfest Colonia Tovar , Venezuela
Oktoberfest Lima, Peru

Oktoberfest in Asia

Oktoberfest Hong Kong , China

If you want to visit Munich during this amazing time, try to find accommodation through this offer of cheap hotels in Munich.

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