Our trip through Germany was a whirlwind! We hardly had a free minute as there was so much to see and do. Especially since Oktoberfest is throughout September and October. We arrived in Munich just in time for the world’s largest Oktoberfest celebration. The Bavarian party is filled with roller coasters, ferris wheels, and swings, as well as food stands selling traditional German food like bratwurst, schnitzel, and gingerbread hearts. And of course, there are the beer halls. Each hall is a little different from the next with their own beer, bands, decor and steins. The energy coming from the tents is incredible with everyone dressed in lederhosen and dirndl, singing and dancing on the tables. It’s tradition to sing along and clink glasses when the ‘Ein Prosit’ song comes on. And at the end, “Prost!”
After celebrating Oktoberfest, we went to see the Bayern Munich team play at the Allianz Arena. The stadium was abuzz with energy, and the game was incredible with a record breaking number of goals.
Next, we visited Nuremberg, a beautiful town just 30 minutes away by ICE train, to visit some friends of Brenden. Nuremberg is a charming Bavarian town with an adorable downtown market (which apparently becomes Christmas-land in December), and a castle. There, we continued the celebrations at the Altstadtfest (“Old Town Festival”) that happens every Autumn in Nuremberg and celebrates local traditions and regional food.
Next up, Berlin!