Dirndl: a traditional dress typically worn in southern Germany primarily in Bavaria during Oktoberfest.
Lederhosen: a mans traditional outfit worn in southern Germany primarily in Bavaria during Oktoberfest.
Beer: the number one liquid (even over water) consumed during the 16 day festival.
Time to experience Bavaria Germany at the worldwide known event! Feel free to read Hurry up and wait! to see how we made it to this moment.
Once the doors open there are 2 rules, no running and no standing on the table tops. Other than that, first come-first serve. Ready, set, GO!
Once you’ve claimed your table, you sit patiently like children in the classroom waiting for cupcakes and chocolate milk. The menu is on the table for the ordering all day and the beers start flowing from out of nowhere!
Quick story of the day: Carina and Jenni ordered Weisswurst (a white Bavarian sausage) that requires the removal of a thin skin before you can eat the meat. I’m used to this process after witnessing in times past, however my sweet girls clearly had never seen such a thing. Please… please enjoy this sequence of photos I captured during the removal of the skin!
Well that was fun.
All righty, lets take a look around and share the glorious energy of thousands of people gathering to celebrate! In no specific order, here’s a series of photos for your own personal tour through the eyes of my camera.
Did I mention that we were still having a blast? My cheeks began to hurt from the laughing, singing and smiling. The energy all around just keeps you going!
Year after year, we’ve kept our classic photo a tradition!
End of the day? Yep.
Hopefully that gave you a decent idea of the fun to be had inside the tents at Oktoberfest. Tomorrow will bring a solid vision of what’s happening on the outside during these festivities!
Random Oktoberfest facts:
Oktoberfest started as a celebration of the wedding between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and his wife, Princess Therese.
There is approximately 1.8 million gallons of beer served every year at this festival.
Paris Hilton is banned for Oktoberfest due to inappropriate dress attire while trying to promote a new product.
Over 4,000 lost and found items turn up by the end of these shenanigans. Last year items included 350 cell phones, 520 wallets, over 1,000 passports, 370 pairs of glasses, 425 sets of keys, 1300 items of clothing, and at least one set of dentures. Even 48 children were lost, then found.