News 22/09/2016 17:20
The popularity of Oktoberfest has become a worldwide phenomenon; it’s celebrated at more and more points on the map. Since its origins in Munich, it has not stopped evolving, including new features like parades of traditional clothing, and expanding across Europe and Latin America. Oktoberfest has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Take advantage of the surprise trips offered at TheWonderTrip and be amazed by Oktoberfest in some of our destinations like Munich, Madrid, Brussels, or Barcelona. Drink your big pint of beer along with copious amounts of food to celebrate this great German party.
The city where it all began with the wedding of Ludwig I of Bavaria is the most sought after tourist destination to celebrate Oktoberfest, the most famous beer festival. The spacious environment where it’s held outside the old city wall allows a large number of visitors, both German and international, to experience a brewery in the best way.
You’ll find huge tents decorated with a nineteenth-century German atmosphere, where you can drink lots of different types of beer and try the best Bavarian food accompanied by traditional dances and clothing.
There couldn’t be a better spot for our Wonder travellers to discover the magic of Oktoberfest, but there are many more options.
The Irish capital also offers us the opportunity to enjoy the best-known German holiday without having to go to Munich. After a large beer what do you want to eat? Dublin has revived the German menu and offers from Bratwurst, Leberkäs, Borgonia ham or roast potatoes, to crepes, cookies and crackers…let yourself fall in love through your stomach.
It has all you need to enjoy one of Europe’s best-known Oktoberfest: traditional Bavarian music, German sausages of all colours and, of course, huge amounts of beer.
The event takes place at the Spencer Dock next to the Liffey river from September 17th to October 4th. The exhibition includes large tents where you can enjoy the best beer in a festive, cheerful atmosphere. And things don’t end there, in Dublin, leave time for attractions like the Ferris wheel and chair rides, which are fun for the whole family.
Another city that hosts the German festival is Barcelona, one of Spain’s most popular cities for tourism. A large tent was assembled in the ‘Plaza del Universo de la Fira’, where many bars offer the festival’s iconic pairing: sausages and beer. In addition, they built a large ‘fun zone’ for kids, but it also has attractions for the kids-at-heart. There’s fun for everyone!
There are plenty of concerts in Barcelona during the event, which helps create a nice festive environment. The bands and DJs play mostly traditional German music. The clothes worn by the staff and the festival attendees make us feel more like a German at a full-fledged Oktoberfest.
If you’re planning to attend this party, keep in mind that the venue has a limited capacity, so make sure to reserve a table beforehand.
The Spanish capital also knows how to pay homage to the German beer festival. In large venues like the Barclaycard Centre or the ‘Palacio de Vistalegre’, there are lots of tents where we can cool off with a wide variety of different beers, and enjoy the flavours of sausages, pork knuckles, or German pates brought in for the event….will you be able to try everything?
Madrid’s Oktoberfest has had many attendees these past years, attracting thousands of people to experience Munich’s festival within the comforts of their city. A treat for the people of Madrid as much as for the city’s numerous travellers and tourists who can enjoy the Bavarian culture and its products without leaving Madrid.
Don’t forget you have to book your ticket in advance, especially to get into the Barclaycard Centre, to ensure you get in and have a table for your food and beer. You can also find deals on gifts like Paulaner caps at the beer houses you visit.
In Belgium, you don’t want to miss out on the chance to celebrate this festival, which originated right next door. The beautiful city of Brussels is the venue where, in line with festival traditions, there are various kinds of beer as well as the best German food. All is with decorations and the dignified atmosphere of the nineteenth century.
Food and drink are combined with good live music for a complete Oktoberfest experience. In the same way, the clothes worn by the staff and the festival attendees create a festive and friendly environment for those who enjoy a good ‘cheers’.
If you are going to travel with us and you take a Wonder trip during Oktoberfest, you can’t pass up the chance to see how many pints of beer you can carry….or how many you can drink.
In addition to these European cities, Oktoberfest is one of the most widespread parties around the world; keep in mind that it started out as a small local festival. It has had a lot of success in Latin American countries like Chile, Venezuela, or Brazil, in the E.U., and all the way to the far East: Hong Kong has also started celebrating the beer festival.
Cheers! Enjoy!Author: mgarcia mgarcia
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