With Springfest 2023 just around the corner, now is a good time to start planning your Munich-based weekend adventure. In addition to donning traditional folk costumes and seeing how many steins you can get through, Springfest is a great way to experience Munich.
So why not plan something a little different for spring break this year? Whether you’re studying in Rome, Florence, or another of our home cities, we can provide transport to Munich so you can celebrate Springfest in style.
1. The Tents Are Made Just for Beer-Drinking
Let’s start with why everyone comes to
Beerfest Springfest. There are huge tents, each holding thousands of beer lovers like yourself, wearing fantastic outfits, ready and waiting to be your new best friends. Prost (cheers)!
2. Relax in the Beer Gardens in Springtime
Nothing says “best day party ever” like enjoying a Maß (liter) of beer in the German sunshine. In addition to its beautiful green spaces, Munich has pristine beer gardens for revelers to enjoy.
3. Try Pretzels the Size of Your Head
What’s better than soft, salty, chewy pretzels that are literally the size of your head? Not much in our book! In addition to these bready delights, there’s plenty of bratwurst, roasted chickens, and Spätzle (basically German mac & cheese) to help soak up some of that tasty beer.
4. Make Like a Local and Wear a Dirndl Or Lederhosen
You will never have more fun day-drinking at Springfest than while wearing traditional German leather overalls or corseted dresses. For a detailed guide on what these folk costumes entail, read our blog.
5. You can catch an FC Bayern Game
After spending the day at Springfest head over to the Allianz Arena and watch one of the best soccer teams in the world play their hearts out.
What better way to make local football fan friends? Just make sure you choose your side wisely!
6. Take Part in the Giant Bavarian parade
If you arrive for the first weekend of Springfest, you’ll witness the kicking off of the festivities.
Be part of the annual big parade and see the Böllerschützen. This tradition is when artillery enthusiasts shoot mini hand cannons into the air.
Shortly after, the first keg is then tapped inside the Hippodrom-Festzelt at 4pm then the festivities continue long into the early hours of the morning.
7. Munich Is a Stunning City
If you venture off the Theresienwiese festival grounds, you’ll find a beautiful city waiting to be explored. Take a bike ride to the English Garden and you’ll be rewarded by the second-largest beer garden in the city at the intricate Chinese Pagoda!
Take a look at our 5 Things to do at Springfest Other Than Drinking for a guide to fitting as much as possible into your Munich Springfest weekend.
8. You’ll hear drinking songs from around the world
There’s no friendlier group of people than those bonded by liters of beer, so be prepared to join in rowdy national sing-a-longs of traditional drinking tunes! Germans are notoriously welcoming and speak perfect English, so you’ll be able to befriend many local Springfest-goers in no time.
9. Springfest Is Basically Disneyland With Beer
Between beer-tent-hopping, there are rides galore to enjoy at Springfest. Spin, twirl, take in the bright lights and carnival atmosphere, and your hometown county fair may never feel quite as good again.
10. If you don’t plan it now, you might not get to go
If you’re ready to experience the magic of Springfest, we recommend booking sooner rather than later to avoid extortionate hostel prices and last-minute costume charges!
The last thing you want is to end up with overpriced accommodation that’s miles away from the action.
That brings our Top Ten list to a close! Do you feel inspired and ready for Springfest spring break 2023? If you don’t believe us, try it! Munich is a Bavarian delight for any student studying abroad.
If you want some help ironing out the details or want to book for a big group of friends, get in touch! As our former travelers will tell you, bus2alps is here to make your life as easy as possible. We do the boring stuff, so all you have to do is focus on having a super Springfest!