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In this article I will talk about the biggest Beer festival in the world, showing you 10+ weird Pictures from Oktoberfest.
What is the Oktoberfest?
The Oktoberfest is a 3 weeks Festival running from mid or late September to the first Sunday of October in Munich, Germany. Locally, it is called d’Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresienwiese.
It is a very important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810.
Some Numbers about the Festival and how to get there
During the event, large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed: for example, during the 16-day festival in 2013, 7.7 million litres were served to 6 million visitors. They can also enjoy numerous attractions, such as amusement rides, side stalls, and games.
From Munich airport, you can get to Oktoberfest in 3 ways.
- Train from Flughafen München (€11): take the S1 or S8 S-Bahn and you will get to Hackerbrucke. From there continue for 1.4 km walking for approx 20 minutes (view on Maps )
Alternatively, you can get to Munich Central Station and take the U4 from Hauptbahnhof to Theresienwiese (view on Maps)
- Bus from Terminal 1 to the New Munich Trade Fair Centre with departures approximately every 30 minutes. Travel time is around 45 minutes.
- Taxi: from the airport, it will take 30/35 minutes for a total of around 50 €.
Actually, there is one more way, by Car, but I wouldn’t recommend to drive unless you don’t want to sleep in the car, given the huge quantity of beer you are going to drink.
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The Oktoberfest from a Photographer Perspective
In 2017 Goethe Institute commissioned me a reportage during the second-last week of the Oktoberfest, known as “Italian Week” due to the large presence of Italian Tourists. I was there with 2 Davide and Riccardo, 2 colleagues from my collective plus Fabian Schreyer, a fellow street photographer from Germany
I collected 10+ weird pictures that represent the spirit of the Oktoberfest from my point of view: you can have a look just below!
This story ends here. If you want, let me know your thoughts in the comment area!
Ah i enjoyed watching these, you really captured the spirit so well. I visit the festival in Stuttgart yearly since i am a child and it is just a tad smaller than the more known one in Munich – but the customs are quite similar. It is like a world of its own. when i started out in photography i used to go there at night and take long exposures or cross exposures at DAY. i loved the lights, the chaos and the music. NOT SO Much into the massive drinking there.
Great images. I definitely feel a story here!
Hi Hannah! Thanks for your kind comment, that’s what I wanted to reach through my Pictures 😀