Destinations Magazine

Oktoberfest 2014: Tent Owners and Breweries Parade

By Amsterdam City Tours
English: Oktoberfest in September 2009: Bierze...

English: Oktoberfest in September 2009: Bierzelt (Beertent) of the Löwenbräu Brewery. Deutsch: Das Bierzelt der Löwenbräu-Brauerei auf dem Oktoberfest im September 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oktoberfest has been celebrated in Munich annually for more than 200 years, since the wedding of Bavarian king Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810. It's a great opportunity to become a part of huge celebration, know more about German culture and traditions, try delicious German beer, and of course visit beautiful old city of Munich.

The Oktoberfest celebrations start with the big parade of the tent proprietors and the Munich breweries. Visit the big tent owners and breweries parade and see the horse carts decorated with flowers, beer tent waitresses with big beer mugs, the big brass bands from the beer tents and the impressive beer wagons with garlands and big wooden barrels. From 20th of September to 5th of October in Munich is held the most popular beer festival in the world. Tent Owners and Breweries Parade starts at 10:45 on September 20th. Munich breweries produce a special sort of beer for Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest beer. This beer is brewed according to German Beer Purity Law of 1516. Traditionally Oktoberfest beer is the lager of around 5.8 to 6.3% called Märzen - brewed in March and allowed to ferment slowly during the summer months. Beer is sold in special tents, which are usually run by the same people year after year. Running a tent is usually a family tradition, which is passed from generation to generation.

About 1000 people take part in the parade, which took place for the first time in 1887. Tradition has it, that the parade is headed by the Münchner Kindl, the Munich city mascot, followed by the horse cart with the mayor of Munich. After them, tent proprietors, breweries and carnies follow in their wagons. Starting point is the Josephspitalstrasse in the Munich city centre, then the parade marches along Sonnen- and Schwanthalerstrasse and to the Oktoberfest via Bavariaring. Map for the route of the parade (red line)

Annually approximately 6 million people visit Oktoberfest. The majorities of visitors follow old Oktoberfest traditions and dress up in traditional Bavarian clothes. For women it is dirndl - a dress with tight bodice and low-cut neckline, and for men it is lederhosen - leather breeches. For 2 weeks of festivals visitors drink almost 6 millions liters of beer, eat almost 500 thousands roast chickens and 1,5 millions Bavarian sausages - Weisswurst. The usual rise of the beer price at the Oktoberfest has made the price for one Mass reach a historic mark. An average 2.58% more expensive than last year, some tents now charge 10€ or more for one liter of beer. At the Löwenbräuzelt, the Schottenhamel and the Bratwurst, you will find the most expensive Mass with a price of 10.10€. The cheapest beer can be found at two smaller tents, Heimer's Roasted Duck and Chicken and Heinz' Sausage and Chicken Grill.

Sources: Oktoberfest.de, Excursopedia, Munich City Tours

© 2014, Amsterdam City Tours Blog. All rights reserved.
On republishing any part of this post, you must provide a link back to this original post


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Refreshing Flower Vases

    Refreshing Flower Vases

    The sun is bright. Fresh produce is in abundance. Vivid flowers are dancing in wind. I can’t help sharing refreshing flower vases that are exotic and quite... Read more

    10 hours, 54 minutes ago by   Vsudarsan
    HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN
  • Concert Review: They See Perpetual Change

    Concert Review: They Perpetual Change

    Yes celebrate fifty years of music on Staten Island. by Paul J. Pelkonen The men of Yes (Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, John Davison, Jay Schellen, Alan White... Read more

    11 hours, 18 minutes ago by   Superconductor
    CULTURE, THEATRE & OPERA
  • 5 Pieces of Essential Event Advice

    Pieces Essential Event Advice

    Each year, event and meeting professionals gather at conferences where speakers discuss trends, education and ideas for inspired event management. Attendees at ... Read more

    12 hours, 35 minutes ago by   Marketingtango
    BUSINESS, MARKETING & ADVERTISING
  • Paula Abdul – Tour Celebrating 30 Years As A Pop And Dance Icon

    Paula Abdul Tour Celebrating Years Dance Icon

    Grammy Award-winning pop legend and dance superstar Paula Abdul has announced a new North American tour this fall – STRAIGHT UP PAULA! – her first solo outing i... Read more

    12 hours, 38 minutes ago by   A Beauty Feature
    FASHION, HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • Food Review: Julie’s Kopitiam, Shawlands, Glasgow

    Food Review: Julie’s Kopitiam, Shawlands, Glasgow

    53 total views, 53 views today Julie’s Kopitiam – finally! Eventually, we (or Mrs Foodie did at least!) make it to Julie’s Kopitiam. Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Emma
    DESTINATIONS, DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK
  • Sedo Weekly Sales Led by BTCexchange.com

    Sedo released their weekly sales and BTCexchange.com led the way at $55,000. okdo.com was the second highest sale at 35,000 GBP ($45,906). 46 .com sales 24 cctl... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH
  • River Town Saints at the 2018 Calgary Stampede – Nashville North

    River Town Saints 2018 Calgary Stampede Nashville North

    Ottawa, ON's River Town Saints made their way to Calgary to play at Nashville North during the 2018 Stampede, and the five boys from Ontario went all in! One... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Phjoshua
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION