Oktoberfest is huge and it can seem overwhelming if you’ve never been before. If you’ve got your accommodation sorted for this year’s festival in Munich, how can you ensure that you get the most from your trip? Here are some tips you can follow if you want to have the best experience at the biggest beer celebration in the world.
Enjoy the food
In addition to the beer, Oktoberfest has a huge amount of delicious food for you to sample. There is a wide range of Bavarian delicacies, including schnitzel, weisswurst and sausages.
Venture out of the tents
The tents provide an amazing venue and allow you to immerse yourself in the whole experience. However, there is a world outside of the tents that you really should spend some time enjoying. Throughout the festival, you’ll find carnival rides, bands playing, and many stalls to browse.
Make an effort with your outfit
If you want to have a truly authentic Oktoberfest experience, you need to wear the traditional dress. The right clothes can be expensive if you buy them brand new, but you might be able to pick up a cheaper outfit if you look online or ask friends.
Don’t start too fast
It’s a good idea to pace yourself when you first arrive at Oktoberfest. It is normal to want to dive straight in, but you don’t want to drink the first beers too quickly and then not be able to continue or forget about all the fun you’ve had.