Attending “Oktober fest” is pretty much a part of any travellers’ bucket list considering Munich at its best with beer and more beer. Bavaria celebrates the little sister of Oktober fest locally known as “Kleine Schwester des Oktoberfestes” during the spring time, the grandeur and scale is small. Nevertheless, for a first timer like me it was enough to soak in the revelry.
While planning for a short weekend trip to Munich around April end I was unaware of the spring fest but gave up my pre-planned visit to Dachau a miss instead spend almost whole day at the beer tent. I had to put this on my blog, so that travellers can experience “oktober fest” if they are too scared to handle the full scale carnival during September.
Details of this year’s Kleine Wiesn
Date : April 15 to May 1, 2016, runs for two weeks
How to reach Theresienwiese: It is just 1 stop away from Bahnhof central station, take the U5 (Ubahn)or the U4
Entry Fee: Entrance to the fete is free and the entry to beer tent(Augustiner) is also free but the cost of a beer mug is ~9$
Where to Stay: I was staying at Hotel Crone close the grounds at thereweinse
What to Wear: I mean you can wear anything, but do not miss an opportunity to flaunt the bravarian drindle and gentlemen for you a lederhosen(leather pants)
What all to do:
- Buy some fancy balloons,
- Buy traditional Gingerbread Cookie Hearts, lebkuchens
- Try some of the scary rides before drinking (needless to say if you do not want to feel sick)
I am not penning down anything more- some pictures for memory.Hope to go this year too
This post was originally published on 'The Gourmet Junket'.