Saturday, October 1, 2011


Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day beer festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event. -Wikipedia

One of the great things about being stationed in Germany is being able to attend the famous world wide known festivals here. Yep, we got to experience the world renown Oktoberfest in Munich Germany. All I can say is WOW! You grow up learning about different countries and cultures in school, but it is a privilege to be able to experience them first hand.

As we do with every trip, we kind of just "wing it". Our GPS failed us and we had to come back an hour after starting out on our trip to print off directions from Google. Then once we got to Munich (which was our second time there, we went there for my 21st birthday) , we parked the car and walked a few miles to the underground train station and then from there figure out which stop was the right one for the festival.. we pretty much just followed all the people dressed up. I had fun taking pictures of them.
  Hope you enjoy the pictures. They don't do Oktoberfest any justice though, it was huge and a pretty exciting filled day.

entering Oktoberfest

Italian Eis (ice cream)

funny aprons

My hunny and I

some yummy snacks

Polizei (police)

underground train (subway)

really long escalator, so I sat and enjoyed the ride

All the fun outfits Germans wear to Oktoberfest. Its tradition to them. I never felt like more of an outsider then there, Haha.

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