Interesting Facts About Oktoberfest That You Did Not Know

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Important Oktoberfest 2022 Update: Unfortunately, the Munich Oktoberfest 2021 has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s never too early to talk about a beer festival. Nothing beats Munich, Germany’s Oktoberfest.

Consult the Dieter EDreams travel guide for Munich and enjoy the Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest 2020 is much faster than you think, and the long-awaited festival will take place from September 21 (and 16 days) to October 6.

I think now is a good time to plan a trip to Germany for this event. Let’s review some interesting facts and traditions related to the most famous beer festival in the world.

Oktoberfest is called October, but it starts in September.

The name “October” can be confusing as most festivals take place in September…

Fun fact: the festival began in 1810 when it was held in the week of October. Over the years, it has been extended due to the warm and comfortable weather, and the start date has been pushed back to September. So it will be easier to attract more guests, stay longer, and enjoy your beer (and festivals) all night long.

Only beer from Munich.

Oktoberfest celebrates a particularly Bavarian tradition, which is why the only beer available at the festival is brewed within the city limits of Munich. Only beers that meet these criteria are considered Oktoberfest beers.

Fun fact: Considered one of the best beers in the world according to Bavarian purity requirements, only three ingredients are used in the brewing process: water, barley and hops.

it’s a 204-year-old tradition that wasn’t originally a beer festival.

The first Oktoberfest Germany was held in 1810 on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Ludwik and Teresa of Saxe-Hildburghausen. This is called a wedding party.

Fun fact: the wedding ended with a party on horseback.

They canceled 24 times.

I can’t stop serving beer! Oktoberfest has only been canceled 24 times in 200 years. The main reason was the war and the cholera epidemic.

Antiemetic slippers for Oktoberfest.

Sure, some people get nauseous and nauseous from drinking a lot of beer… that’s why Adidas recently released a limited edition of Oktoberfest-inspired anti-sickness shoes