Oktoberfest, you beauty! The world’s biggest party takes over Munich (and other cities around the world) every year for more shenanigans than you can shake a litre-sized beer at. To get you pumped, have a read of our five reasons to hit up Oktoberfest with Topdeck this year. In case you needed persuading… Prost!

1. Beer, beer and more beer.

On average, overs six million litres of beer are drunk during Oktoberfest. Yep, you heard! But it’s not just your average beer drinking sesh. During the festivities, beer is always served in a Maß: a mug that contains one litre of this liquid gold. Pretty cool huh?

Wanna take a little slice of this home with you? These epic mugs can be bought as souvenirs. Now you just gotta leave enough space in that suitcase of yours…

2. You’ll eat. A lot.

Supersize pretzels, gingerbread cookies, roast chicken, roast pork, grilled ham hock, sausages, potato pancakes, confectionery. Aaaand breathe.

With so many options of traditional foods to tuck in to, we’re talking serious foodie heaven right here. Yep, we’re drooling too.

3. Did someone say fairground rides?

As if Oktoberfest couldn’t get any better, there’s the added bonus of the Oktoberfest fairground.

There’s over 200 rides, sideshows and games to get excited about. Stick around ’til the evening to see this place become a magical wonderland as the glittering lights provide a backdrop worthy of a new Instagram post.

4. Heaps of history.

It’s not all about the beer. Oktoberfest actually has a super interesting history that dates back as far as 1812. Woah!

The first round of festivities took place in Munich in 1812 to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (who became King Ludwig I later) and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Munich’s citizens were invited to join the celebrations – best wedding party ever!

5. You’ll make friends and memories to last a lifetime.

Dressed in your traditional Bavarian costumes, aka Lederhosen and Dirndl, it’s impossible not to get into the Oktoberfest spirit.

Get ready to sing and dance on benches, hug everyone you meet and generally have the best darn time with your travel mates. This’ll be a trip for the books.

Check out all of Topdeck’s Oktoberfest trips here.

Keen to try other festivals? We’ve got you covered here.

Marianne Lampon
Originally from Cambridge, Marianne has officially caught the travel bug. A lover of movies and fitness, Marianne will always stop to pet dogs when she’s out exploring and will steal your food when you’re not looking.