All posts tagged: oktoberfest

A Portrait of Oktoberfest

The most popular attractions at Oktoberfest are undoubtedly the beer tents.  We had so much fun walking around and exploring each one; they all have their own unique decorations and beer brewed specifically for the festival. ^^^Chris gets excited to have a drink in his favorite tent: the Hofbräu Festzelt. Upon leaving the tents you are met by the massive fairgrounds.  Here you find yourself in the midst of a maze of carnival rides and games which are shared by children and extremely drunk people alike. ^^^This animatronic skeleton is a brilliant feature in one of the carnival rides; it pops out and sprays a stream of pee on people as they walk by.  Needless to say, this ride usually has a huge line of people waiting to be urinated on by the living dead. When we first visited Oktoberfest a few years ago, it was difficult to find a decent vegetarian snack other than a pretzel… but now the festival has several stands offering vegetarian and vegan foods!  Veggie schnitzel?  Yes please! ^^^The veggie schnitzel …

Get Festive at Oktoberfest!

The world’s largest beer festival is held annually in Munich, Germany during the end of September/beginning of October.  This gathering of six million people is called Oktoberfest; a 16 day Bavarian extravaganza including hotdes of visitors sporting their finest lederhosen and dirndls.  The festival is overwhelmingly Bavarian, so there are some fine examples of the traditional Southern German dress on display.  We were feeling quite festive as we joined in on the fun. ^^^The lederhosen worn by the man and dirndl worn by the woman are common examples of the outfits worn to the festival.  I feel festive just looking at that guy! ^^^Jaime wore her hair in milkbraids, a popular Oktoberfest style.  After all, you can’t have your hair getting in your beer! ^^^Of course you need to accessorize to complete the look, and what better accessory than Lebkuchen, a gingerbread cookie necklace?  Jaime’s necklace says Ich Leibe Dich, or I Love You. ^^^Now that everyone’s all dolled up, it’s time to celebrate! Dressing up is a major part of the fun at Oktoberfest, and next …