Tag: oktoberfest

  • Things I didn’t realize until my second time at Oktoberfest

    Things I didn’t realize until my second time at Oktoberfest

    Last year I drove to Munich with a few friends from Prague for one of the last weekends of Oktoberfest. But after returning for a second year and spending an entire weekend drinking liters of beer in the Theresienwiese tents, I realized there was a whole lot I didn’t know after the first time around.…

  • Planning a last minute trip to Oktoberfest in Munich

    Planning a last minute trip to Oktoberfest in Munich

    Given its popularity, most people advise planning a trip to attend Oktoberfest in Munich well in advance. And while I’m not exactly against that advice, I think it’s also possible to put together a successful trip at the last minute. Getting There Flying Unless you live somewhere in Europe, you’ll probably fly in for the…

  • Could I Live Here? Munich Edition

    Could I Live Here? Munich Edition

    My initial impression of Munich, which I formed some five years ago, was that it was a small traditional-looking Bavarian town. I don’t know if my impression was totally off or they’ve modernized in the past couple of years. But this time around, Munich felt completely different. And like almost all cities I’ve visited in Germany, I…

  • Surviving Oktoberfest in Munich

    Surviving Oktoberfest in Munich

    Going to Oktoberfest in Munich is easily the most worthwhile event trip I’ve ever taken. I’ve been to Mardi Gras, I’ve celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin. By comparison, those events feel like they were pretty cool. But there’s nothing quite like Oktoberfest in Munich. In part, it’s because there’s literally nothing like it. If you’ve been…