More than Beer and Brathendl
The world’s largest festival is back again – for the 205th year.
From it’s humble beginning as a local royal wedding ceremony for Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in 1810 to the popular fall event celebrated around the world – the Oktoberfest has become a global symbol of peace, community, and shared enjoyment of simple foods, drinks and music.
Frankly, at the Oktoberfest, all visitors are equal. No matter your social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or nationality – you sit on wooden benches along communal tables in large beer tents, sing along with the brass band, break a brez’n (pretzel) with your neighbor and cheer each other with beer, radler or mineral water.
In times of war and mass migrations let’s just take a break. Even if it’s just for two weeks. Simply enjoy each other, cherish the differences, link your arms with your neighbor’s and sway left and right in harmony to the tune of a polka, waltz …or the Chicken Dance.
When more than 7 million visitors will come to Munich over the course of two weeks – from September 19 to October 4 – to ride the roller-coasters, circle on carousels or Ferris wheels, and devour millions and millions of Brathendl, Steckerlfisch, Grillente, Bratwurst, Radieschen, Obatzda and, of course, Original Münchner Bier …. party with them, in style. How? Just … read more
Cant’go to Munich this year? Then try some of our mouth-watering recipes that gets you in the spirit.
Na dann: Prost Mahlzeit, or A’ Guad’n, as you say in Bavarian.