5 Fun Ways To Celebrate Oktoberfest
By: Mars Salazar
Oktoberfest may be synonymous with beer, but there’s more to this German festival than pilsner-fueled revelry! Here are some great ways to join in the merrymaking—alcohol completely optional.
Dine at a German restaurant.
Oktoberfest is the perfect time to explore German cuisine. Fill up with your favorite German grub like pretzels, spätzle, currywurst, sauerkraut, and schnitzel. Wash it down with your favorite bier for a great time.
Attend an Oktoberfest celebration.
Oktoberfest is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the world. Several major cities throw their own parties, with the original Oktoberfest in Munich topping the list. You don’t even have to be a beer drinker to have fun as most celebrations have attractions like live music, carnival games, parades, and more. Check out some Oktoberfest celebrations here!
Tour a beer brewery.
Mankind has been brewing beer since time immemorial. Learning what goes into your favorite ale would be a great way to spend an afternoon. This is an activity that even non-drinkers would enjoy!
Learn some German words.
Celebrate Oktoberfest the practical way by brushing up on your German, starting with “O’Zapft is” (“it is tapped”), the phrase traditionally used to start the festivities. Go beyond “Guten Tag” and “Danke,” and impress everyone by knowing the difference between a “Pilsner” (a light, hoppy beer) and a “Schwarzbier” (a dark malted lager). Don’t forget to toast to your friends’ health by saying “Prost!”
Take lots of photos!
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