To most Germans, and visitors, Oktoberfest is synonymous with beer. However, there is more to this festival than just the party.
Beer is a great thing. We enjoy beer. Especially, the incredibly fresh, smooth and delicious beer served in tents of Oktoberfest. We also love to dance and sing. especially, when I’m standing on a table, stein in hand, in a tent with 7,000 people. But there is more to Munich then the massive tents of Oktoberfest, that makes Munich worth visiting during this joyous time of year. When you head to Oktoberfest this month, please, please, leave the festival grounds, Theresienwiese, (even if only for a short break from the party). You will not be disappointed.
Hop on 2 wheels, and join one of the famous bike tours to learn about and see and see this beautiful city (check out Frankie’s, Mike’s, and New Europe). Spend your day lounging and eating bratwurst at Englischer Garten, one of the world’s largest (and most beautiful) parks. Are you a Car enthusiast? Don’t miss the BMW museum. Want to reflect one of history’s most infamous moments? A short train ride will bring you to Dachau. Even if you can’t seem to find your way out of Theresienwiese, just leaving the beer tents will at least bring you into a giant carnival with thrilling rides and roller coasters, games, and delicious food stands.
With so much to see and do in Munich, it would be a shame to only see the inside of a tent. But in the end, the choice is yours and I know you’ll love your weekend either way. So, Prost; we will see you there!