Sunday, October 12, 2008


It has been my first proper visit to the
Oktoberfest in Munich. And it was a lovely sunny day. Actually, way too nice to spend it sitting in a tent drinking beer. So we took a walk around the funfair first. If you want to go on some the rides, do it before you visit a tent, not after.

No way am I going on this ride...

A flea circus...

The oldest ride and the only one with live music...

Eventually, they decided to go on this ride...

I felt dizzy just watching them go round and up and down and round.

Our tables had been reserved from 5:30 pm until the end. You have to be on time otherwise the tables are given to somebody else, so eventually we left the fun fair part behind and headed for our Giant Tent.

This one is for the rich and beautiful I have been told.

Our tent was right next to it, the
Armbrustschuetzen tent:

On the inside, people in dirndl or leather trousers outnumbered us "foreigners" dressed in jeans.

This is what it is all about. A "Maß" (one liter) of beer, priced at 8,30€.

I took lots of pictures, but I can't post them here. Instead enjoy a little video that I took. I tried to upload it directly with blogger. After hours (no exageration) it still said "video is being processed". So I canceled and went to youtube instead.

The next day, we had some time to spare and visit the city.

It was an interesting trip. You have to see it all to believe it. But I don't think, I need to go every year.


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