Oktoberfest is an annual beer festival held in Bavaria, Munich, Germany. Famous for being the largest beer festival in the World. This year sees a change in Location. This year the Bavaria, Munich, annual Oktoberfest is being held in Dublin, Ireland.
The Oktoberfest has been held in Germany for over two hundred years. It is a World famous 16 day festival. The change in location this year, could mark a new trend in moving the Munich held festival, around to different part of the World in the future. Who knows?
Details Of The Event.
The festival is a free event. A huge marquee is to be erected that will be just like that of the original in Munich. Traditional Oktoberfest barmaids will be represented from Germany. There will be music and entertainment and lots of fun. The finest beer will be served, and is called Oktoberfest beer, because it would have been brewed within the city limits of Munich.
While there will be lots of the finest German beers will be in full flow. It might be useful to point out that all the Okoberfest beer is quite high in alcohol content. Oktoberfest beer is very different from other German beers. It is high in sugar content and has between 5.5% – 6.3% alcohol. Most other German beers have lower sugar content and lower alcohol percentage.
Just as well then, that traditional German foods and speciality dishes, such as pastries, ginger bread, mountain cheese and sausages will be available to eat. If you’re going to be drinking, I suggest you eat enough to soak some of it up!
Dates And Location Of Oktoberfest 2012.
The location will be held on Georges Dock, Dublin, Ireland.
On the 9th October 2012 – 19th October 2012.
If you’re in the UK, and wanted to travel to Germany for the annual Oktoberfest. No need, it’s comming to you this year. Here’s your opportunity to enjoy the festival closer to home.
Check out details on flights to Ireland here.
Image by: Francesco Maglione.