Being I come from German heritage I’ve always wondered what it would be like to attend Oktoberfest and how on earth people survive the drinking, fun and excitement without ending up in the E.R. Yes it’s only August but Oktoberfest is actually celebrated in September and this year plans on being bigger and better than ever!
Oktoberfest is more than just cute barmaids in short skirts serving delicious mugs of brew. In fact, the food is equally important.
Delicious food served up just the way Grandma used to make it. Borscht, Sausage and Sauerkraut, Perogies and more. Like I said, the food is equally important.
Munich is the place to be and where the magic happens. Did you know that 15% of visitors are from foreign countries like U.S., Canada, Far East and the rest of the world all for this giant drinking party?
If you can’t make it to Munich, like me. Have no fear. You can still celebrate Oktoberfest the right way as many different brewery’s participate, such as the Niagara Brewing Company. Each year there is great music, amazing food and tons of fun. I love the falls as they located in Canada so we can celebrate with the rest of Munich, German style!
That’s a lot of people. Most of the beer served at Oktoberfest has 8% alcohol instead of the traditional 4% so make sure bring along the tums. Your liver will thank you!
Follow these steps to survive Oktoberfest. Drinking is fun, but knowing your limits is important. Pace yourself, eat right, and stay with your groups. Don’t leave your drink unattended either.
6.4 million people attend Oktoberfest so make sure your personal belongings are safe. Leave your cash at home, take debit or visa only. Don’t bring along your expensive jewelry or even your cameras. Use your cell phone to snap photos.
Great rules to follow. We love the access only trusted Wi-fi and to always back up your data. You can never be too careful.
Last but not least don’t forget to raise those glasses and make a toast to having one of the best Oktoberfest experience of your life. I can’t go this year but maybe one day. These tips are handy and I’ll be with you in spirit celebrating here at home!