18 September 2009


We made it to Oktoberfest this year!

Okay, not really. We missed it by three weeks.

During a recent hop to Munich for a look around, we happened upon the fest site. I told my husband I wanted to get closer to snap a few pictures. To our surprise, the majority of Oktoberfest was already set up...and the grounds were open. In the States, you would never see a fairgrounds open to the public prior to the event, but here you could wander freely.

It was strange as we walked the streets of the famed fest. They weren't filled with masses of people or a barrage of sounds, rather it was quiet, with the only noise coming from the occasional bicyclist or walker also out to enjoy the area.

The Munich Oktoberfest opens tomorrow and runs for sixteen days. I'm actually happy that we were able to enjoy it the way we did. But to all those going - PROST!


  1. I see I ought to go to Munich this year... :-)

  2. Wow - it looks like a gigantic fair with beer thrown in.

  3. I love the idea of having something open ahead of time so natives could enjoy it before the tourists arrive. Sounds as if you had a good time, even without endlessly flowing beer (although that's never a bad thing).

  4. Very festive and colorful - all this just to celebrate beer? You're right, it's much better without the crowds. Some lovely photos.

  5. oooh, it must have been slightly eerie! Lovely pictures though!

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  7. Catching up on your lovely comments, thank you...

    FishHawk: thanks :)


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