Winerist’s Guide to Oktoberfest
Blog post for Winerist.com
Originally published in September 2018.
Summer may be ending but the party needn’t be over. Turn your eyes to Munich if you want to keep the good times rolling. At the end of this month the city will once again host the world’s oldest and largest beer festival: Oktoberfest.
The post outlines the history of the event plus tips for enjoying it today.
This Bavarian bacchanal started in 1810 as a knees-up for the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of their Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The townsfolk liked it so much they did it again, and over the years the festival grew.