Munich, the capital of Bavaria and currently the 3rd largest city in Germany, celebrates the Oktoberfest every from the mid of September to early October. The Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest folk festival and it dates back to the early 1800s when it was organized to celebrate the wedding of the Bavarian King, Ludwig I and the Saxe-Hildburghausen’s Princess Therese. Fast forward to the present times, the Oktoberfest attracts more than 6 million visitors from around the whole world. If you are planning to visit Munich Oktoberfest 2019 then take a look at these top things you must do during this time.
Enter the Beer tents
the beer tents of the Oktoberfest are the main highlight of this event. Each one of these beer tents is decorated with spectacular decor according to the local Bavarian heritage and culture. Visit these tents to taste some of the freshly brewed beer accompanied by a mouthwatering pork steak and potato salad. There will be a huge variety of beer to select from and while you sip on your favorite, enjoy the local musicians playing enjoyable tunes and music. It is definitely a fun and exciting atmosphere.
Visit the Oide Wiesn:
situated in the southern section of the Oktoberfest festival area, visiting the Oide Wiesn is a must. This is the place where Bavaria’s history comes to life. Be surprised to see the people wearing traditional vintage costumes and enjoy your time on the 20th-century rides. Make your way to the Museum Tent and get an opportunity to witness the eventful past of the Oktoberfest. There is also two famous beer tent present here – Tradition and Herzkasperl, where you can drink beer and taste the local cuisine.
Witness the Oktoberfest parade:
one of the most interesting things to do at the Munich Oktoberfest 2019 is to witness the parades. Start your Oktoberfest celebrations with a bang by attending the parades that take place on the first Saturday and Sunday of the festival. The parades feature breweries and landlords participating in their traditional costumes and caravans. The electrifying music and tune of the marching bands will surely make the festival even more memorable.
Visit the English Garden:
when you are in Munich, you must surely visit the English Garden. Take a break from the bustling and loud atmosphere of the Oktoberfest and visit this 900-acre park to admire nature’s beauty. Considered to be one of the biggest parks in the world, there are a lot of things to do here. You can take a solitary stroll down the verdant nooks or you can ride a boat in many of the lakes situated in the park. You will be able to spot a wide variety of animals and birds at different places in the park. Check out the 19th-century Monopteros, if you want to witness a stunning view of the entire city.
Watch the flea circus:
another very interesting thing to do at the Munich Oktoberfest 2019 is to watch the flea circus. Yes! It really is what it sounds like. Here you can have a fun time watching the flea playing soccer, pulling small wagons and even spinning rides. If you have children with you, then they are going to enjoy it a lot. The flea circus has a rich history associated with it and you can listen to all of that before the circus starts, so don’t be late for the show!
Go shopping at the Viktualienmarkt:
if you love shopping for different varieties of food items, then the Viktualienmarkt is a must-visit. It is located in the central part of Munich and sells a myriad of gourmet products. With more than 140 stalls to check out, you will surely find something of great use to take back home. Starting from different kinds of meat, a wide variety of cheese, exotic fruits, delicious pretzels, and so many other items, all of them are available in this one spot. You can also choose to sit and dine at the small cafes and sweet shops present here. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Get your own outfit at the Kleidermarkt – if you want to take a memory of the Munich Oktoberfest 2019 with you back home then you must visit the Kleidermarkt. You can shop for a lot of different outfits, costumes, souvenirs, etc. from this place. Get yourself a pair of lederhosen or a traditional Bavarian hat and keep it as a memory forever. They also offer attractive discounts and offers.
So here are the top things that you must do at the Munich Oktoberfest 2019. Make sure to check all of them and experience the true joy and enjoyment of the Oktoberfest with your friends and family.