Oktoberfest is the biggest beer festival in the world that attracts thousands of visitors from different countries. It has a long tradition: it was founded in 1810 and initially started as a horse race. Over time, it has been subject to a lot of changes becoming a major exhibition of beer, undoubtedly one of the most popular symbols of Germany in general, and especially, Munich.
Oktoberfest takes place in Theresienwiese, near Central Station. It’s the perfect place to taste the Munich beer (which means that it was really brewed on Munich ground) accompanied by traditional food: roast pork (usually served with dumplings made from potato-dough and a very hearty sauce), oxen and crispy chicken.
During the festival, which lasts fifteen days, there are several key moments, such as the arrival of the tent patrons in the form of a parade through Munich center, the tapping of the first Oktoberfest -beer-barrel by the Munich Mayor in the Scottenhamel tent or the traditional costume parade through Munich. There are also a lot of big-brass concerts and two family days, when all rides and performances are at a discounted price.