Life in a day: Oktoberfest Munich 2013

Oktoberfest Munich 2013

Ever since I moved to Germany, one of the main events I would not want to miss is Oktoberfest.  This past Oktoberfest 2013, was my second time going to the festival.  This year, we wanted to make sure that we can get into the Lowenbrau tent, so we got up as early as 7:00 to line up outside the tent.

Oktoberfest Munich 2013

It was so early in the morning that hardly anyone was on the festival grounds, even the shops were still closed.  But its better to be early and secure a table at the tent.

Oktoberfest Munich 2013

Oktoberfest Munich 2013

Since we got there around 7:00 a.m. we were the first people in line.  Around 8:00 a.m. the line was already long that it went pass the Lowenbrau tent onto the curbs.  The doors don’t open until 9:00 a.m. but it was fun just talking and hanging out with friends and new people I met while waiting in line.

Once the door opened, it was a rush of people going through the tent and we got a good spot next to the stage.  Fortunately, you can order food and drinks as soon as you get seated.  So we got drinks and warm food (soups, sausages, etc.).

I think I ate too much food during the festival, here’s what I ate: sweet bread with cheese, chicken soup, goulash soup, half chicken with mash potatoes, and bratwurst.  The prices are a bit higher than normal but reasonable (chicken soup was about 6 Euros).

Oktoberfest Munich 2013

And at noon, the band arrived and started performing on stage.  They sang German and English songs – traditional, pop, rock, etc.  And I think they perform until 20:00 or 21:00 at night (with breaks here and there of course).  We stayed until 20:00 p.m. and took the train back.

Have you been to Oktoberfest?

Published 25 October, 2013

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