If you love beer and wish to witness a grand festivity of food, drinks, funfair, dancing, and culture, then we highly recommend planning a German holiday during the World’s Biggest Volksfest, Oktoberfest. Celebrated for almost 2 centuries, and aging like a fine wine, Oktoberfest Germany is the true “festival of good times”. Beer aficionados from across the world gather in the Theresienwiese fairgrounds of Munich to ‘Gsuffa’ (Bavarian for bottoms up) and gulp down millions of liters of beers, and get drowned in the grand ol’ traditions during the festival. And we are sure Oktoberfest 2022 will be even more exciting.

Oktoberfest 2022 Dates

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People drinking in the Hippodrom Beer Tent on the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest fairground.
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The 187th edition of Oktoberfest started on 17th September with “O’zapft is!” and will end on 3rd October after 16 days of fun-filled fiesta. This is the first Oktoberfest to be held since 2019 after it was canceled for 2 years due to COVID-19, so far Oktoberfest has been canceled 26 times due to wars and pandemics.

Oktoberfest History

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Interiors of Ochsenbraterei tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
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The Oktoberfest dates back to October of 1810 when every resident of Munich was invited to the royal wedding of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The festivities were marked with ample of food, horse racing, and of course beer-chugging. People were so amused with the festivities that it was repeated in 1811 and has become an annual affair ever since. Except for horse racing, today Oktoberfest is marked with a parade, remarkable food, and ample of beer to make everyone attending lose themselves to unmatched merriment!

Oktoberfest Tickets

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People drinking in the Löwenbräu Beer Tent on the Theresienwiese Oktoberfest fairground.
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Oktoberfest 2022 in Munich will have 14 big and 21 small brewery tents which have been established to let the attendees take a peek into the age-old Bavarian traditions. The Oktoberfest ticket prices of the festival and all of these tents – which are fairly different from each other in the choices of food and beverages they serve, is absolutely free. You will however have to buy and pay for vouchers to buy food and drinks inside the tents. It is interesting to know that all the beers served in Oktoberfest 2022 will be strictly Made-in-Munich only. You would get a chance to enjoy a variety of authentic Bavarian beer that will perfectly complement the authentic Bavarian delicacies while cheering and dancing to traditional Bavarian tunes. 

Here Comes The Main Part – Oktoberfest 2022 Beers!

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Waiter with traditional costume serving beers in Oktoberfest
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Oktoberfest is fondly called the Beer festival due to the humongous amount of barrels and pints of beer that just flows during the festivities in the several tents of the breweries all around the fairgrounds. Do not miss to taste the legendary Bavarian beers from Paulaner, Spaten, Haker-Pschorr, Augustiner, Hofbräu, and Löwenbräu, (the six Munich breweries that are official participants in Oktoberfest) and others as well to get the real experience of attending Oktoberfest 2022.

Oktoberfest Food

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Oktoberfest Menu – Bavarian sausages with pretzels, sweet mustard, and beer.
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Oktoberfest is the best time to take a break from all your dieting plans and enter into the food heaven with all the mouth-watering Bavarian delicacies. With all the beer around, you will surely need to indulge in all of those lip-smacking food items to make it a full course of enjoyment! Do try the Bratwurst stewed with Sauerkraut, or Beer-Braised Brisket, Grilled Fish on a stick, Sweet and Salty Pretzels with Orange-Vanilla Sugar, Knodel, or Wiener Schnitzel! This is in no way an exhaustive list, you have to be there to explore all the possibilities of this kaleidoscope of food and drinks called German cuisine by being right there in the Oktoberfest 2022.

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A group of friends in Tracht, Dirndl and Lederhosen and Dirndl drinking beer
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Though Oktoberfest Germany has attained its legendary identity for the amount of beer consumed during the ‘Beer Festival’, it is imperative to note that it is not just getting hammered with all the alcohol. It is a beautiful display of old Bavarian culture that is being kept alive to date in the grandest fashion possible. Not just the people of Germany, but most of the attendees of the festival indulge in wearing the traditional Bavarian outfits like dirndls, trachts, and lederhosen. And why shouldn’t they? Oktoberfest is all about having fun and our outfit is a part of it for sure, plus it makes a great souvenir too!

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Oktoberfest fairground in Munich.
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And not just Munich, but many cities in Germany are known for their own style of celebrating the festival. If in any case, you have to miss out on Munich Oktoberfest 2022, but still are in Germany, then Frankfurt Oktoberfest 2022 is something you would love to visit and enjoy the celebrations with the same vigour.

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People wearing traditional Bavarian attire performing traditional Bavarian dance
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Oktoberfest is all about eating, drinking, and dancing as if it’s your best friend’s wedding! You will see people in traditional outfits, drinking copious amounts of beer right out of their stein, enjoying the fair as if there is no tomorrow! If you feel it is too late to be a part of the festivities then you are wrong! If you hold a Schengen visa you can easily book our Oktoberfest packages and flights to Germany to enjoy the best of Oktoberfest 2022. You do not need to apply for a separate Germany visa as Germany is part of the Schengen agreement.

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