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Oktoberfest in Munich!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

When Stephanie and I found out we’d be ending our 9-day European River cruise in Munich, we had NO idea we would be there during Oktoberfest. At first I was TERRIFIED! I had no idea what to expect. I thought it would be wild and crazy! However, even though we aren’t big beer drinkers, we couldn’t pass up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to THE Oktoberfest in Munich.

As it turned out, we LOVED IT! :) It was like going to the biggest state fair ever, with fun food and carnival rides everywhere!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

This was my favorite kind of food stall we came across!! They were everywhere at Oktoberfest!!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

They had all different kinds of chocolate-covered fruit on a stick. Strawberries, grapes, pineapple, kiwi, apples, every kind of fruit you can think of! You could even mix and match and create your own. Of course I got all strawberries! :)

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

We went to Oktoberfest during the day, in the middle of the week, and had no problem getting into all the beer tents.

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Although “tent” may be a little misleading! These were MASSIVE structures that easily held thousands of people inside, with full kitchens and hundreds and hundreds of tables. Loved this sugared pretzel we got from the Hofbrau tent!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Had to say we had a beer and pretzel at Oktoberfest! :)

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Vanilla sugar roasted almonds were EVERYWHERE at Oktoberfest! There were stands literally every 10 feet. They smelled SO good we finally gave in. :) Delicious!!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Here’s another one of the “tents.”

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

See how HUGE they are inside?

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

We checked them all out.

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest in Munich, GermanyPhoto via Stephanie

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

So much fun! I can’t imagine the work that goes into setting all this up every year!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

In addition to all the food and beer, there were carnival rides everywhere!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Haunted houses…

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

The famous ferris wheel!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Merry go-rounds…

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

And carnival games!

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Honestly loved every second of Oktoberfest. Such an awesome experience!

In case you missed the previous posts about my 17-Day Trip Around Europe, you can read them here:

Munich, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany { Sleeping Beauty’s Castle }
Salzburg, Austria & The Sound of Music Tour
Melk Abbey, Austria
Wachau Valley, Austria
Vienna, Austria
European River Cruise Adventure!
Everything I Ate In Budapest
Found My Handwriting in Budapest!
Breathtaking Budapest

Thanks so much for looking! Have a great weekend! :)

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10 Responses
  1. Katie

    I love your blog, I have pinned many things from your site!! I’m heading to Oktoberfest this year and am so excited! Any tips for me? We will be there the first day it opens. Do you need tickets? I’ll also be going to Rome, Paris, Dublin and Berlin in the same trip. So reading your posts from the places you have been has been really interesting and helpful. I love seeing all your photos. :)

    1. Amanda

      Hi Katie! You don’t need tickets for Oktoberfest — you can get onto the grounds and into the tents for free. Have fun! :)

  2. Betsy | JavaCupcake.com

    Oh fun! We’ve been to Oktoberfest several times since living here. It’s tons of fun! Glad you got a chance to go!

  3. Abby

    My husband and I were at Oktoberfest in Munich in 2012. We had a blast and would definitely go back! The food and beer – so good! We were blown away by the size of the “tents”!

  4. Tom @ Raise Your Garden

    Not a big fan of rides since I get motion sickness rather easily. The colors, entertainment, and I’m sure food was unbelievable.

  5. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh

    Oh my gosh, I would be terrified too (not a big crowd person) but it looks like fun! As usual, your pics are stunning. I hope you have your art hung up all over your house!

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