Why You Should Go to Oktoberfest At Least Once in Your Life

There are 16 days in September and October when adults get to let their hair down and enjoy the fun and festivities of Oktoberfest.

It's an opportunity to put on lederhosen, slip into a dirndl, and revel in the pleasures of life without a care in the world. It's an epic celebration, and every world traveler should make their way to Munich at least once to tip a few liters of beer back and discover how Bavarians celebrate this one of a kind festival.

Going to Oktoberfest is more than just an excuse to drink as much beer as you possibly can.

It is about indulging in a spirit of fun and frivolity that has been going strong for more than 200 years. It is about joining your fellow festival goers in a tradition that celebrates life and love. Once you go, you become a member of an ever-expanding club of men and women who can say "I've been there, done that...and I want to do it again!"

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Oktoberfest is more than just never-ending liters of delicious beer and plates overflowing with pretzels, sausage, and Wienerschnitzel. If all you want to do is drink beer and snack, you can do that at home.

What makes Oktoberfest unique are the activities, parades, sights, and sounds that you can indulge in.

From beer stein races and beer barrel rolling competitions to theatrical performances and brass bands, Oktoberfest is a celebration of the best of Bavarian culture that everyone is invited to join.

For couples, it’s an opportunity to celebrate their love for one another. After all, Oktoberfest is a celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese.

This makes the event the longest anniversary celebration in history, and what better way to show how much you love the special person in your life than to espouse your commitment for your betrothed in front of the entire state of Bavaria? It is without a doubt more romantic than a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine on Valentine's Day.

Oktoberfest has become a truly international festival with revelers coming from all over the world. It’s not uncommon for guests to find themselves tipping a toast to Queen Elizabeth, discovering the delights of Swiss scenery, and learning about cultures from all corners of the globe.

In fact, more than a few trips to Oktoberfest have resulted in lifelong friendships and countless adventures to far-flung places with the men and women they have shared a toast with within beer tents in Munich.

One of the best things about Oktoberfest is that the party takes a break so that you can catch your breath. This gives you plenty of opportunities to explore Munich and nearby cities.

You can stroll through Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, climb the castle walls of Waldeck, and gaze upon the cathedrals of Erfurt as you dine in cafes and restaurants that have changed little over the past few centuries. Oktoberfest provides an opportunity to discover these places, and more importantly, to develop a deeper understanding of the contributions Bavarians have made to German culture and history throughout the ages.

With our Oktoberfest Tour, you don’t just get a deep dive into Oktoberfest, but you also get to explore Munich, Waldeck, Erfurt, Berlin, and Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber!

The team at WanderList is ready to make your Bavarian dreams come true. Check out our Oktoberfest Tour this September and October and discover the many sights, sounds, and experiences you can have when you join us! You don’t want to miss out on this trip, we promise you.