You’ve heard all about the beer, the pretzels; the buxom, dirndl-clad maids…and the beer. But is a day at Oktoberfest really as crazy as people say?
This year my friends and I decided to head to Munich to see what the 16-day, beer-drenched celebration honoring the 1810 wedding of the prince of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (see, it’s not just about drinking, it’s also about history!) is really like. Here’s how our first-ever day at Oktoberfest unfolded:
Thursday, September 25, 8 a.m.