The biggest beer celebration in the world, Munich’s Oktoberfest recently came to an end. I wasn’t so surprised to read an article from Yahoo related to the event. Yahoo wrote that Oktoberfest attendance falls amid German border controls.
According to the article, 400,000 less visitors came to the event than during the previous year. This accounted for 400,000 less steins of beer being sold. Wow, talk about a big decrease. I wonder how this affects the economy of the city and jobs related to the event?
When Kim, Lucas and I went to Oktoberfest in 2013, we had an amazing time and would love to go again. Since Oktoberfest starts during the first month of the school year, it makes it a bit complicated for us to schedule a visit. However, I’m not sure if this year I would’ve wanted to go due to the border issues. Would this help determine whether or not you went to the festival?
To get an idea how much I enjoy the topic of beer, here are some posts related to Oktoberfest (and Beer):
My brother and I had a great time Beer Tasting in Bruges, Belgium
During our flight home from the Balkans in business class, we got Lufthansa’s Awesome Oktoberfest Inspired Amenity Kit.
Oktoberfest isn’t just about beer. There’s some really good food, amusement parks rides and can be a really fun family event. Should You Take Your Toddler To Oktoberfest
Check out some photos of our visit where I was Jumping At Munich’s Oktoberfest.
While Munich might be what comes to mind when it comes to the biggest and best beer event, it isn’t the only place to celebrate. Find out about the Top 10 Oktoberfests Around the World.
After reading about a variety of different Oktoberefests, Kim and I wanted to atted the Munich festival again but didn’t have time last year. Instead, we decided to check out an American version, Tulsa Oktoberfest in Oklahoma!
Here are some posts about our visit:
Have you been to Munich’s Oktoberfest or any of the other beer-inspired festivals around the world? If so, let us know which ones you’ve been to. You can also share your thoughts about whether it is worth it for us to look into attending in the future.
I’d also love to know if you dressed like a local, wearing traditional clothes like lederhosen or a dirndl!