Last week I had the privilege of going to to Munich exactly during the period of Oktoberfest. I love participating in popular festivities in places where I am going. However, I had not planned in advance this trip, but it happened and it was a delight. After spending a few days in Amsterdam and flying to Zurich, which I have told to you and gave you all the tips, I decided to rent a car to drive the Romantic route of Germany, which goes from Füssen to Wurzburg. As Munich is exactly in the middle of this route, the stop was inevitable for two reasons. The first is that I had been in Munich a while ago and fell in love with the beautiful Marienplatz square. I really wanted to come back. I came back! And the second is that I had been dying to visit the Kempinski hotel in Munich. It was the perfect chance!
The greatest luck was to have arrived in Munich in full Oktoberfest. If the city is already beautiful normally, imagine it in festive season. What an incredible vibe! Everyone joyful and having fun in a healthy way, without any chaos. A lot of people wearing the traditional costumes of Bavaria to celebrate the beer festival. Of course I loved it. Oktoberfest is a tradition in Munich since 1810 when Ludwig I (who later became the king of Bavaria) was married to Princess Therese at a party so crowded that from then on, for two weeks, every year, the event repeats in the Theresienwise park (name given to the park in honor of the princess). And every year the festival increases. Today, in addition to the many tents serving beer, there are many tents of typical foods, sweets, souvenirs and even a amusement park with rides for both children and adults. It is all very familiar despite being a party for beer. There is no need to buy tickets. People have free access and only pay for what they consume. For you to have an idea of prices, each liter of beer will cost 11 euros.
Do you know what the average liters of beer consumed in 16 days of Oktoberfest? More than 7.5 million liters of beer. That’s a lot! The most popular tent is the Hofbräu with places for more than 9 thousand people to sit. It’s crazy!
If you have wanted to visit the biggest popular festival/party of Germany do not forget to book the hotel in advance. Since the city of 1.5 million inhabitants has more than 8 million people at that time. Therefore, be smart. Want a perfect tip? The most interesting hotel is the Kempinski Munich. It is a beautiful historic building. It was bombed during World War II and by a miracle, the colorful bubble remained intact and is the star. The rooms are spotless both in the old wing as in the New. The service is spectacular and the breakfast is unforgettable. Furthermore, the hotel is super well located. It is in the most elegant street of Munich a few steps from Marienplatz.
Did these tips make you want to visit Munich during Oktoberfest? I assure you will have an amazing time, I highly recommend it! You won’t regret it!
XoXo and a great week to all.