This year I finally decided to go to Oktoberfest. I had lived 3 years in Germany (up north though…) and have never been to Oktoberfest. This can sound weird to anyone, but the truth is that, for a student budget, could get quite expensive with train, food and accommodation. After being done with my studies, having a job and a best friend in Munich, I decided that we should definitely pass by there. We spent there around 4 days hanging out with my friend, exploring the city and catching up in general – we haven’t seen each other for 3 years!!
On our first day there we just went out for a walk in the centre, had a Pumpkin Spice Latte (yas! Starbucks finally!) and then got some dinner at a a delicious Mexican place – actually, all of the food place my friend took us too were flawless, absolutely delicious!
On our first full day, we went to Oktoberfest at 11am, you could say it is rather early, but I would say it’s perfect because it is not too crowded. We spent maybe 2-3 hours there, drinking 1 Mass of beer in the Paulaner tent, then walking around having a look at the rides and the booths, and then came back to the tent for lunch. In terms of prices, the Mass (1l mug) was around 10E in the tents. That was the standard beer quantity. If you wanted smaller glasses, you would have to check out the food stands outside. Food was quite expensive tough – a pretzel as big as my head was around 4E, if you wanted half a duck that would be at least 20E. I know I had 2 Weisswürste and those were around 6E.
And that was it basically for Oktoberfest. It was nice to check it out, of course, but we also wanted to take advantage of being in such an amazing city. Stay tuned, as there will be some cars and art stuff soon 😉