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6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is here again, that means it’s time to raise your jars (they call it Mass which holds 1 liter) with a good extra strong craft beer to celebrate the Bavarian culture with your friends. The world’s beer lovers are getting together for a week or two (or more) to enjoy Germany’s unique beer culture, where roughly 7 million liters get poured to all the beer lovers’ jars! We’ve decided to put together a useful guide to help you navigate your Bavarian beer experience in Munich.

  • 2016: September 17 – October 3
  • 2017: September 16 – October 3
  • 2018: September 22 – October 7

#1tip: Always have a meeting point!

The event takes place in a huge area, and when it’s packed with people, it’s easy to lose each other. Always set up a spot, where you can meet each other!

#2tip: Go and experience on your own!

Menkind loves to explore! Why don’t you try what it’s like to leave each other behind for an hour or two, and look around on your own? If you aren’t in a group, you pay attention to different things, probably you will explore spots, you normally would never find! After the 1-2 hour expedition, you can meet at your meeting point, and share your experience with each other!

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#3tip: Create unique lists

You’ve been spending days on the festival, so you know where to eat too? Oktoberfest is not just about drinking, so think about your friends, who might get hungry! Collect and save all of your favourite food places! There are excellent smaller tents to go to as well serving great food.While you’re at it, don’t forget about Pretzels, Roasted chicken, Schweinshaxe, Weisswurst, Kartoffeln and Knödel.

#4tip: Cash or card?

You might think that in 21st century the possibility of paying by credit card is given, but you need to be aware of the fact, that most of the tents only accept cash.

#5tip: Dress up!

Before you arrive in Munich, it’s better if you check the local departments for traditional clothes! Dressing up is part of the experience! You can spend thousands of Euros but there are also great deals during that time for great outfits. But be critical as this is not carnival – so try your best and get something in style. Get some locals to help you to avoid ‘no goes’!

Tip: After your research, put together a list of places, where you can get the outfit you need! Be specific: what are the places that only sells clothes for men? Which one gives you the best bang for a bug?

#6tip: Afterwiesn!

Most tents close at 11pm. Only 2 are open till 1 am. For those who cannot get enough, there are hundreds of places to go after the Wiesn. All the good clubs are open and have special decoration during Oktoberfest-time. But there are also some less famous places that dress up for the occasion.

Most tents close at 11pm. Only 2 are open till 1 am. For those who cannot get enough, there are hundreds of places to go after the Wiesn. All the good clubs are open and have special decoration during Oktoberfest-time. But there are also some less famous places that dress up for the occasion.

The best is to use public transport which is excellent in Munich. Taxis are hard to get and the rickshaws are a rip off.

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Enjoy the Afterwiesn but be careful – there is a morning after and another long day ahead.

Our Tip to never forget where you have been:

While you are exploring the Wiesn and everything associated with it, save all of your favourite spots with pictures, and notes on myLike! You don’t want to forget about all of the places you found! Even better, afterwards you can share your lists and memories with those who couldn’t make it to the Oktoberfest!


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