Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Oktoberfest, one of Germany’s famous fair and the world’s biggest festival is coming soon! This fair usually runs from late September to early October every year in Munich, the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. This year’s Oktoberfest celebration will take place from September 18- October 3, 2010. This year is a special event because it is the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest. It is said that around six million people visit this famous festival every year. The festival is held on an area called the Theresienwiese (field, or meadow, of Therese), often called d’ Wiesn for short.

For those who love to drink beer, this year’s price of 1-liter Mass Krug ranges from €8.30–8.90. Don’t forget to try some German delicacies and traditional food when you visit this festival. To name a few are Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (pork knuckle), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Blaukraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Pretzel), Knödel (potato or bread dumplings), Kasspatzn (cheese noodles) and a lot more.

Here are some of the snapshots taken by me and hubby during our visit last 2009. Don’t forget, it is starting soon this coming Saturday.

striking aa pose in front of Hippodrom beer tent last September 2009.

Hippodrom – One of the smaller tents, it’s the first tent that many visitors see at the fest. As well as serving normal Wiesn beer, it has a Sekt (sparkling wine) bar and Maß of Weißbier. Considered one of the trendiest tents, and attracts the occasional celebrity. Traditionally in the evening the Oktoberfest band the Münchner Zwietracht plays all the Oktoberfest classics.

you can see a lot of people wearing the traditional German clothes called Trachten or Dirndl for women and Lederhose (leather pants) for men.

You can buy here some German delicacies like Bratwurstsemmel (a kind of sausages put inside a bread), Hax’n-Semmel and a lot more.

 
 

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