The day after Oktoberfest

From the 7 million liter of beer consumed, to the food, services, cleaning, security and so on, Oktoberfest is an incredible organisation. It’s like a city within a city and it works like clockwork.

Yet, it’s all temporary but it feels weird because all those tents look far less like tents than actual buildings. So when it ended last Sunday, I wanted to go back, not to drink more beer 😉 but to see what Theresienwiese might look like the day after.

Here are a few of the pictures I took…

 

Theresienwiese – Oktoberfest – Munich

 

It will take about 2 weeks to take everything down but some small attractions and shops were already gone. More trucks were being loaded and the whole site looked already very different than a few hours before.
There was something sad about the place, some sort of melancholy had taken over and replaced the cheerfulness of the past few weeks.

 

Theresienwiese – Oktoberfest – Munich

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Theresienwiese – Oktoberfest – Munich

 

If you’ve never been to Oktoberfest, you really should add this to your BID list. It is absolutely amazing, with such a fun atmosphere. You don’t need to be a beer lover to go but you might want to learn some of the songs before 😉

 


 

Pro tips: 

The basic infos:

Oktoberfest is held every year in Munich and is usually from mid September to beginning of October.

The official website: www.oktoberfest.de

 

Get organized:

Book your flight and accommodations super early.

Table reservations can be a nightmare, especially the first time. Some tents are fully book as early as January.

Pretty much all tents have an open seat area, which is filled on a first come, first serve basis. Arrive super early (before 10AM!) if you haven’t managed to make a reservation, especially on week-ends.

 

Dress Code:

Do invest in a Dirndl or lederhosen, it makes the whole thing so much more fun! And everybody wears them.

For men, jeans and a blue or red checks shirt is fine. But since vegan lederhosen exist, why not go for the whole look!! www.andrezechmann.com

But don’t try to buy these in Munich during Oktoberfest. You will have a hard time and pay a hefty price.

 

Eating:

Oktoberfest is not just about drinking, it’s also about singing and dancing 😉 And eating…

And there are now more and more vegan options at Oktoberfest, it’s easier than ever!!

The Herzkasperl-Festzelt tent was one of the first one to offer lots of vegan option. Do check them out: www.herzkasperlzelt.de

 

Don’t get too drunk:

Dancing on a bench all night and singing along is part of the fun but it takes balance! So drink reasonably to enjoy the night.

Trouble makers are getting kicked out faster than they can say sorry. Security is no joke and they have a zero tolerance for any kind of nuisance.

 

Have fun!

 


 

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