Simple Tips for Making the Most of “Oktoberfest”
It is one of the best festivals one can ever attend. It is a 16-18 day beer fest, which is held annually in Munich, Germany. It starts from late September and ends in the first weekend of October.
The tradition of celebrating this festival dates back to the 19th century when the then Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. They got married on 12th October 1810. But the citizen of Munich city were all invited to enjoy the festivities of the wedding much before.
Scenario at Oktoberfest today:
It is a great place for the beer lovers to enjoy the beer in the traditional German beer steins. People who travel through Munich should visit the place to get the quintessential travel experience. It is an extravagant scene to see the crowd dressed up in the traditional Bavarian clothes, the typical lederhosen and dirndls for boys and girls respectively. Don't miss to look out for the Oktoberfest steins as your trip would be incomplete without them.
It is an ultimate fun event and attracts party goers from all over the world every year to attend the fest. But it is an expensive festival to be attended. If proper care is taken in planning, then the cost can be reduced to a great extent.
Those who don’t want to spend all the travel expense on the single event or who are travelling with a particular budget on their mind while attending the festival, for them there are various ways to cut the unnecessary cost and make the trip affordable.
But spending in Oktoberfest will make each cent spent by you worth the deal. What does one attends a beer festival, to buy beer cans right? What is the point in not spending on beers or cutting the cost of beer? The suggestion is buy the beer cans there, make friends, enjoy, party and make the most of the festival.
Instead of compromising on your budget for the beer consumption, it is advisable to adjust for your clothes and make arrangements for cheaper travel and accommodation.
How to make your drinking economical at the Oktoberfest?
There is a variety of beer halls offering beer in variety of German beer steins in the festival. Just enter find one of the halls and search for a seat for yourself. And different beer halls provide you with a small change in their rate card. You should be ready to pay around €11 per serving of beer in Oktoberfest steins which includes the tip for the waiter. These are huge beer served in those big signature liter glasses “Maβ” which is pronounced as ‘mass’.
Every hall serves beer at a difference of about €0.30. But it is not really important to decide on the hall. You should just enter any hall and sit wherever you find a seat. But the cheapest is said to be at the Augustiner- Festhalle where you get the servings at € 10.40. It is the cheapest of all the beer halls.
In most places beers are served with an alcohol content of just 6 %per serving. But at the Hofbräuhaus-Festzelt you will get the serving at €10.60 but the alcohol content is 6.3% there.
Tip the server:
Do not forget to tip the server for each later you buy there. It is customary there to tip €1 for each liter served. You can give him more if you find him very attentive and fun and if you expect him to take good care of you.