Almost seven million people, in seventeen days, will drink seven million liters of beer. We are talking about the world’s largest festival – funfair, volksfest, piss-up, whatever you would like to call it – held annually in Munich, Germany… and what’s it called? (everybody now) Oktoberfest!
The sheer size and scale of such an event is unfathomable and must be seen and experienced for one to truly comprehend its grandiose. Various brewing families from within the city limits of Munich (that conform to the German beer purity law) serve their first-class beers in uniquely themed and decorated halls. There are fourteen large and twenty-one small beer halls, so you will always find somewhere to wet your whistle – and we are not talking a couple of blue tarp gazeboes strung up to shelter overturned milk crates, we are talking gigantic, warehouse-like venues – the largest holding up to ten thousand drunken humans!
The beer worshipping festival began in 1810 as a result of a royal wedding and continues to be held from late September to early October every year. People from all over the world join the Bavarians in their celebrations by donning dirndls and lederhosen, drinking liters of amber gold, singing German ballads and yelling “Prost!” before every sip.
Book your Oktoberfest adventure with Stoke Travel and soon enough you will be covered in beer and having as much fun as these guys below.
Stay with Stoke and you will sleep comfortably in a pre-erected twin-share tent, complete with an air mattress (fit for kings) and sleeping bag, all set up for your arrival. You will be fed a hearty breakfast and dinner at the campsite.
Did these photos excite you as much as they did us? It’s your lucky day, there’s still time to join in! Book your Oktoberfest adventure with Stoke Travel and join the action.
Stay with Stoke and you will sleep comfortably in a pre-erected twin-share tent, complete with an air mattress (fit for kings) and sleeping bag, all set up for your arrival. You will be fed a hearty breakfast and dinner at the campsite and Backpacker Travel has hooked you up with UNLIMITED SANGRIA AND BEER during your stay, and we all know that’s a pretty bangin’ deal! It’s usually
€10 a day but you get it FREE when you book with the promo code BACKPACKER.
You will be surrounded by the craziest fun-loving folk that will guarantee you an unforgettable STOKETOBERFEST experience – so what are you waiting for?
Great article Hollie. I have heard the German Oktoberfest is a pretty big event, but had no idea it was on this scale. Great photos that might reflect what I might expect, if I were to go to Germany to take in the festivities. I am not a big bear drinker, don't know if I could keep up...LOL.. Also noticed that the pretty Bavarian lass was also in the final picture! 🙂
Thank you for sharing! 🙂