Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich Bavaria – first day

Welcome to Oktoberfest!

I love Oktoberfest!  We went to Oktoberfest last September 29 & 30 in Munich.  Some of our friends came all the way from the United States just to see this awesome festival.  When we arrived at the festival, it was raining and crowded with lots of people – however, it was still a fun atmosphere.  We walked around to check out different beer tents and gardens to see if there are any openings but almost all of them were full (especially the tents).  So we decided and tried our luck with one of the beer gardens, it took about 90 minutes before we got in the gardens, it was at the Paulaner Festzelt.

So, pretty much once you get into the beer garden or tents – you need to get a table to be able to order drinks.  Fortunately, we met a group of young Swiss and Germans group of friends who let us sit on their table.  Not only did we get our drinks, we also made new friends during Oktoberfest!

Me wearing a Dirndl

Here’s a rundown of my outfit coordinate for Oktoberfest:

–  Hair: French braid on each side, tied at the back with wave curls

–  Cardigan: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

–  Dirndl: Stocker Point from Kaufhof Galeria

–  Shoes: from a department store in Japan

–  Accessories: Heart shaped gingerbread cookie ‘Ich Mog Dich’ (means I like you).  I bought the heart shaped cookie because I saw many young girls wearing it as an accessory, which I found very cute (and yes, its edible too).  It cost about 3 euros, and they can be purchased at the festival stands.  They come in different sizes and in different phrases.  I wanted to get the ‘Ich liebe Dich’ (I love you) but I didn’t see it at the store I bought mine from, so I settled for this one.  I never got a chance to eat it because I wore it for the past 2 days and it didn’t look too appetizing after those days so I just threw it away.

Note:  It took me a good 20-30 minutes fitting this dress because it had a lace tie and a separate top.  I was actually thinking of wearing a petticoat under the dress but it seems like it would be a hassle wearing it.  Regardless if the weather is cold outside, once your inside a tent it gets pretty hot.  From what I read online there are ways to tie the bow in order to distinguish if someone is single (left), married (right) or widow (back).

Hippodrom Tent

HofbrauFestzelt Tent

Augustiner Brau Tent

Heart Shaped Gingerbread cookies

Published 10 October, 2012

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3 thoughts on “Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich Bavaria – first day

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks! The gingerbread cookies were really pretty (but not that tasty though) – a good accessory for the dirndl.

  1. admin Post author

    Yes, most definitely. Oktoberfest is a very memorable experience for me – I think you’re going to have fun there too.


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