Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world, held annually in Munich, Germany.
Although beer appears to be the main event of Oktoberfest, a lot of visitors come for the many other attractions. If giant Ferris wheels, old-fashioned carousels, and wild roller coasters make your heart swoon, then Oktoberfest holds endless delights for you. Children particularly love the rides with fairytale heroes and spooky ghost trains.
Where Did Oktoberfest Begin?
The first Oktoberfest was held right on the very spot that it is today. On October 12, 1810 Crown Prince Ludwig, heir to the Bavarian throne, married Princess Therese of Saxony. A celebration ensued including horse races held on a meadow on the edge of Munich, called Theresienwiese in honor of the bride. The festivities were such a success, they became an annual event, adding an agricultural fair and amusements, growing bigger and better every year.
How Do I Participate?
No worries, we have many affordable packages available. You will have plenty of free time to enjoy optional excursions or do as you please. For more information, visit our Oktoberfest Packages Page. 2017 is the 184th Oktoberfest - Reserve your place today! (airfare not included)