I know that I'm still behind on posting about my Scandinavia trip (unfortunately blogging tends to take the back seat when life gets super busy), but I wanted to dedicate a post to recounting my experiences at Munich's most well-know event - the Oktoberfest!
My first trip to the Oktoberfest or Wiesn was on Saturday, September 20th - opening day, when some friends braved the crowds to get a spot at the table and I was able to join them a bit later in the day. That first day was my most extreme Wiesn experience. I wore my dirndl and got to experience the atmosphere of the tent from traditional Bavarian music to dancing on the benches and singing along to the "Schlager" hits. It was 8 hours of awesome, but I was definitely glad to be in bed by shortly after 11 that night.
|First Oktoberfest visit!|
Monday I found myself at the fest for the third day in a row with my host kiddo. We ate Zuckerwatte (cotten candy) twice the size of kiddo's head and drank some delicious hot chocolate. We took a ride on the Ferris Wheel and kiddo got to bring home an adorable little stuffed monkey.
My next visits to the Wiesn weren't until the next weekend, but I packed the weekend full with a visit on Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday evening. What can I say? Different friends kept asking to go and I could just somehow never say no.
|Oktoberfest girls night|
When your friend comes from France specifically for the Wiesn you just have to meet up there....and take goofy selfies!
|Sixth visit to the Oktoberfest!|