The Oktoberfest in Germany is the largest folk festival in the world. Already in 1810 it took place for the first time in Munich on the Theresienwiese, where it is celebrated every year since then and attracts thousands of people to the capital of Bavaria in October. The festival lasts for two weeks in October and brings the organizers around one billion euros in sales.
Why travel to the Oktoberfest?
The Oktoberfest (or Wiesn) is simply just popular. Those who like to drink beer, celebrate with other people or go to attractions shouldn’t miss the party. Especially people who live in Germany should dare to attend the world’s biggest folk festival once in a lifetime. The visit to this festival not only brings people together, it is also a great change to the boring study program. The student collects new energy for the upcoming exams and rediscovers the fun of life. The festival is open in 2019 from 21 September to 6 October, from 9 a. m. to 11:30 p. m. in the evening. Beer is served at noon, so that the curious students have to be somewhat patient.
What other attractions are there at the Oktoberfest in Germany?
The Ferris wheel is a hotspot at the Oktoberfest and is one of the most visited attractions there. It has a height of twelve metres and offers visitors a fantastic view of the entire area. Since the terrain is very large, some of us may lose the overall picture.
One of the historical rides is definitely the witch’s swing, where visitors should get in line at an early hour.
If you want to question the laws of physics, you can feel the centrifugal force directly on your own body at the Todeswand von Pitt. Here, the participants stand in a cylinder that rotates at high speed. Gradually the ground is lowered. However, the centrifugal force presses the persons against the wall of the cylinder and they do not fall down.
The amusement rides at the Oktoberfest bring people closer together and provide great experiences, photos and stories.
Die Stadt München
The visit to the Oktoberfest can and should also be combined with a visit to the great city of Munich. Since the festival is located quite centrally, it can be easily reached with public transport. Whoever plans to visit the Oktoberfest should plan a few days to visit the city. As the prices for accommodation in these two weeks of September and October are skyrocketing, early booking is highly recommended.
Students who do not wish to take a few days off can also only travel to the festival for one day and return to their hometown at night.
Whether you are a beer drinker or just want to visit the amusement park, the Oktoberfest offers every visitor a great opportunity to relax, to forget the stressful everyday life at the university and to make some space for new ideas.