Through the process of planning this trip, Oktoberfest has always been the goal and the final destination. Oktoberfest was the crux of our trip and was so. much. fun.
I will do a full write up later about the ins and outs of attending and navigating Oktoberfest (because it actually takes way more logistical planning than you would think!), but today I just want to tell you about the experience of actually being there.
We arrived at the Oktoberfest gates prior to opening and waited in line to be let inside. Even the line was a party; combining chaos with excitement and a lot of beer (at 8am… but when at Oktoberfest…).
Once they opened the gates, it was like Black Friday at Walmart. People flooded through the gates and headed straight for the beer halls to grab a table. We had our sights set on the Hofbräu-Festzelt tent, which is the largest and most well known tent at the festival.
We got inside and found out that there had actually been a second entrance to the festival, closer to the tent, and it was already incredibly packed. We managed to find a table and began our celebrating!
So much of Oktoberfest is figuring out the ins and outs of the festival so that you can have the best time possible once you are inside. The tents are essentially organized chaos and a true sensory overload.
We spent about 7 hours in the festival drinking steins, eating pretzels, and making tons of new friends.
I am so excited to write up an actual how to guide for Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest was such an experience and we are so happy that we got to attend. What a perfect way to end a wonderful trip!