The day at Oktoberfest can start as early as you’d like, but considering our morning in Hurry up and wait! we chose to enjoy the slow beginning and take our time. Plus, we planned on spending a majority of the day walking around the festival and soaking in the warm sun. For a past similar experiences, check out Oktoberfest, outside of the tents.
To start off, we headed for the main train station and walked from there (with the other few thousand).
Arriving to the festival, you’d think you were at any other state fair or large amusement park. With happy crowds of all ages, the sound of excited kids is barely heard over the screaming from the passengers strapped in to the sky high carnival rides. The smell is sweet at times of all the roasted nuts and candy coated treats. If you’re near the edges, the scent of bratwurst battle the air with fried chips and smoked fish.
This stubborn German (such a rare find – to be said in an exaggerated voice) said I could only take a photo of his “stein tower” if he was in it or I paid him. Jokes aside, I got the pic.
2 things about the next collage.
#1. I love the sea of dirndls and lederhosen sitting so patiently waiting for the ride.
#2. I wonder if the graphics on the backdrop would be allowed in the United States. Just a thought.
Check out these swings. A single person or doubled up… I want to do both!
Not up for the stomach twisting tilt-a-whirls? Just hang out with the other thousand sitting by the famous Bavaria Statue. All of the upside down activities not treating you well? Just look for the red cross balloon!
After hours of wandering around, we decided for one last hoorah in a tent. Instead of the rowdy group, we went for an old fashioned tent with traditional dancing and locals that… lets say… this isn’t their first go round.
This was a first for all of us. Chairs up and last ones out of the building? I’m honored.
As you can imagine, leaving the festival provided a show for itself with stumbling toes, unrecognizable conversations (if you call them that) and plenty of smiles. I’ve been coming to this event for years and there never seems to be room for fights. I think that’s amazing considering the amount of adult beverages consumed in such a short time. Keep up the spirited energy! The bottom photo is Florian actaully passing out high-fives, well done my friend… Well done.
Coolest photo of the night was snagged by Carina. Gorgeous!
The final train ride home and a walk of fresh air was the perfect ending to our festivites.
“Hayden, are your shorts torn”? Oktoberfest was a success!
I predict a solid night sleep ahead…
If you only got one day at Oktoberfest, would you choose an outside experience or a day inside the tents?