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Oktoberfest 2023: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Trip


Travelers love to enjoy their trips to the fullest. In this article, we’re bringing you an occasion where you can embark on a festival. Oktoberfest, held annually in Munich, Germany, is the biggest of all beer festivals. It's a fantastic time when people from every corner of the globe→ gather to revel in Bavarian culture, relish delectable food, and savor some of the finest beers you'll ever taste.


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And now, if you're considering making your way to Oktoberfest, Tascom travel guide is here to help you plan your trip:





What is Oktoberfest?


Oktoberfest is often dubbed the world's largest Volksfest. Obviously, it is a massive celebration that includes a beer festival alongside a traveling carnival with all the rides, games, entertainment, and so much more.. It's like a gigantic party that Munich hosts every year, and it's absolutely a bucket-list-worthy event for anyone who loves good times, good food, and, in fact, good beer. In general, this runs from the last Saturday in September to the first Sunday in October. In 2023, the 188th Oktoberfest will be held from September 16 to October 3. This festival is held on the Theresienwiese, a large field in the center of Munich. The Theresienwiese is easily accessible by public transportation.


How to get tickets to Oktoberfest and other costs


Gladly, there are no tickets to get into Oktoberfest. However, you'll need to purchase tickets to get into the beer tents.


These beer tent tickets can be purchased online in advance, or you can also purchase them at the door. But remember, if you're planning on attending Oktoberfest on a weekend, it's highly recommended to purchase your tickets in advance, as they can sell out rapidly.


When considering the cost of Oktoberfest, it actually varies depending on how much you drink and eat. However, you can expect to spend around €100 per day on beer, food and souvenirs.


Tips for attending Oktoberfest


Here are a few tips for attending Oktoberfest:


  • Dress appropriately→ Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian festival, so it's customary to dress in traditional Bavarian clothing. This includes lederhosen for men and dirndls for women. Nevertheless, you can also get away with wearing regular clothes, as long as you're comfortable.

  • Be prepared for crowds→ Oktoberfest is a very popular event, so be prepared for large crowds. It's a good idea to arrive early, especially if you're planning on going into one of the beer tents.

  • Drink responsibly→ Even though it is a beer festival, remember, it's really important to drink responsibly. Be sure to pace yourself and eat plenty of food.

Have fun! Oktoberfest is a unique and unforgettable experience. So you can relax, have fun, and enjoy the festivities.


Here are some additional tips for travelers:


  • Book your accommodations early→ Munich is a popular tourist destination, especially during Oktoberfest, so it's really important to book your accommodation well in advance.

  • Learn a few basic German phrases→ You will not regret it; this will help you communicate with locals and get around more easily.

  • Be prepared for all types of weather conditions→ Oktoberfest can be unpredictable weather-wise, so it's a good idea to pack for all types of weather.

  • Bring a camera→ Oktoberfest is a great photo opportunity, so in order to enjoy it to the fullest and to cherish the moments, be sure to bring a camera to capture all the memories.


What to eat at Oktoberfest


Oktoberfest is all about beer and food. Here are a few of the most popular Oktoberfest foods:


  • Bratwurst→ A German sausage that is grilled or roasted.

  • Hendl→ A roasted chicken that is served with bread dumplings and sauerkraut.

  • Knödel→ Bread dumplings that are served with gravy or sauerkraut.

  • Sauerkraut→ Fermented cabbage that is served as a side dish.

  • Pretzels→ A type of bread that is served with salt or butter.


What to drink at Oktoberfest


Of course, the main drink at Oktoberfest is beer. There are six official Oktoberfest beers:


  • Hofbräu: One of the most popular beers in the world, which is known for its strong flavor and high alcohol content.

  • Augustiner-Bräu: A traditional Bavarian beer that is known for its full flavor.

  • Hacker-Pschorr: A popular Bavarian beer that is known for its smooth taste.

  • Löwenbräu: A light beer that is known for its refreshing taste.

  • Paulaner: A popular Bavarian beer that is known for its full flavor and smooth taste.

  • Spaten: A traditional Bavarian beer that is known for its rich flavor.




Upcoming Special Occasions of Oktoberfest 2023:


September 24- The Oktoberfest landlords’ concert The Oktoberfest hosts customarily stage their massive square or stand concert at the foot of Bavaria on the second Sunday of Oktoberfest, September 24, 2023. From 11 a.m., the musicians from all of the festival tents will perform together, providing visitors with a one-of-a-kind concert - absolutely free of charge!


October 03- Traditional gun salutes by the Bavaria statueAccording to an old custom, the Oktoberfest really concludes with loud gunshots, even though the celebrations in the tents extend late into the evening. On the closing day of the Oktoberfest, Tuesday, October 3, at 12 noon, Munich produces a particular noise: in Bavarian tradition, male and female gunners shoot their salute from the foot of the Bavaria statue.


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Oktoberfest is a fantastic celebration of Bavarian culture, and with TASCOM's eSIM, you can focus on enjoying the festivities while staying connected effortlessly. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience, and make sure to activate your TASCOM eSIM before your trip to Oktoberfest. Prost to a fantastic and well-connected Oktoberfest adventure!


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