The Munich Oktoberfest justly lays claim to being the world’s largest folk festival (yes, it’s not just about drinking beer). Over the past decade it has attracted an average of around six million visitors a year, who between them consume almost seven million liters of beer and munch their way through thousands of grilled sausages, chickens, giant pretzels and – for those really wanting to soak it all up – wild oxen.

The festival, which spans just over two weeks, is held annually in a meadow just outside Munich’s city Centre. In addition to eating, drinking and dancing, visitors can enjoy colorful parades, a variety of fairground rides, and for those not themselves in traditional Bavarian gear, admire those that are.

Oktoberfest is the biggest folk festival in the world held in Munich, Germany.  It is held in the end of September until the beginning of October every year. The festival is held approximately sixteen day every year.  Around six millions of people come into this festival. Even though the most famous thing to do in this festival is drinking beer that served in Bierzelt, visitor also can enjoy colorful parade and try many traditional food such as sausages, chicken, pretzel , sauerkraut, and hendl.

The festival begins with colorful parade through the street of Munich. The participants of this parade wear fancy costume during the long march. Some of the participants are in the tent during the festival, the other are outside sitting on long wooden table and benches. If you want to come to this festival, you better come in the weekend from 9.00 am to 10.30 pm. You can dressed up by Lederhosen for men and Dirndl for women, traditional dress of Germany, but it is not obligatory, but if you want to dressed up that ways you can find these dress in several shop around Munich.

Most visitors tend to be found at the Hofbräu tent. The overwhelming majority of visitors are from Bavaria itself (about 70 per cent), or other parts of Germany (15 per cent).  You can come to various tents during the event, since there were 14 tent in this event. The tent are varied in the size, capacity, facilities, and decoration.
The beer that served in this festival is local beer such as the Augustiner, Paulaner and Spaten. The cheapest beer this year will be €10.60 (£9.34) per liter. The most expensive is likely to set you back €10.95 (£9.64 per liter). You can also ask for a beer with lemonade. If you don’t like drinking beer, obviously Oktoberfest is not for you. Besides drinking beer Oktoberfest also provide spectacular ride for the families. There are also candyfloss stalls and shooting galleries. You can also enjoy traditional Bavarian music in the tents and watch shows at the Puppet Theater.
To soak it up, you can eat half a roasted chicken with a giant-sized pretzel, bratwurst (sausages), knuckles of pork, freshly smoked fish and lots of colorful gingerbread creations. You can also go to the Ochsenbraterei, where you can enjoy ox roasted on a spit.     
If you want to get in into Oktoberfest you can go by the air by British Airways flies to Munich from Heathrow – and easyJet serves the city from Edinburgh, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Manchester. Lufthansa offers connections from Birmingham, Heathrow and Manchester, and Eurowings operates from both Edinburgh and Stansted.

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