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tips for attending the oktoberfest


The world’s largest fair of the year is right around the corner and the city of Munich, Germany and the city is preparing for its annual average of 6 million visitors that typical inundate the town for the duration of Oktoberfest, the country’s largest annual event. Even though you don’t want to sound like a local, it takes more than just learning the tips in your guidebook for ordering a few liters of beer and sounding somewhat like a local. Here are a few tips for attending Oktoberfest this year and enjoying yourself among the crowds.


Munich has developed a reputation as being a city dominated by a single attraction, the Oktoberfest beer festival. This is unfair as the city has a lot to offer, especially to those who wouldn’t dream of attending a beer festival. The city has cultural and historical attractions aplenty, as well as being a useful gateway city and transport hub for the Bavarian Alps. Here are five fun facts about this beguiling and often misunderstood city.



Munich is a truly cosmopolitan city and the heart of Bavarian lifestyle. With its beautiful parks, busy shops, hordes of museums and roaring beer halls, it’s easy to lose days soaking up the atmosphere in its urban sprawl.

24 hours in munichPhoto: Getty Images

But if you’re only paying a whirlwind visit to this stunning southern German city, here are some of the best things to cram into 24 hours. read full article