What are the two parades during Oktoberfest?
The parade of the landlords marks the official start of Oktoberfest. It takes place on the first Saturday of the Wiesn, before the famous “O’zapft is!”. The next one is at 10:45 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021. This is followed by the traditional costume and hunters’ parade at 10 am on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
What traditions are involved in Oktoberfest?
10 Oktoberfest Traditions
- AbhijeetRane. The Festival Kick-Off.
- das kine. The Beer Tents.
- Frommers.com Community. The Outfits.
- Accidental Hedonist. The Beer.
- NiceBastard. Quintessential Bavarian Food.
- Ann Teng. Classic Bavarian Snacks & Desserts.
- Photo by ZeHawk/Flickr.com. The Fun Fair.
- Carnesaurus. The Chicken Dance.
How much does it cost to go to Oktoberfest in Munich?
According to the Munich City Council Decision on 16 October 2012, the entry fee for the Historical Oktoberfest, now called Oide Wiesn (bavarian for old fairground), in 2013 was to be three euros again. For the first time a re-entry was possible with the tickets.
What foods are served at Oktoberfest in Munich?
Brotzeit platters are epic no non-sense charcuterie platters that include various meats, spreads, pickles, radishes, onions, cheese, and other goodies. Paired with some soft pretzels and bread, this is a go-to appetizer seen on every Oktoberfest menu in Munich.
Why was the Oktoberfest in Munich cancelled in 1866?
In 1854, the festival was cancelled after 3,000 residents of Munich died during a cholera epidemic. There was no Oktoberfest in 1866 because Bavaria was involved in the Austro-Prussian War. In 1870, the Franco-Prussian War again forced the cancellation of the festival.
When does the Lord Mayor open the Oktoberfest beer barrel?
After the parade of the restaurateurs on carriages from downtown to the festival grounds, at exactly 12:00 clock the lord mayor opens the first beer barrel in the Schottenhammel tent. With the initial pass and the exclamation “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!”) the Oktoberfest is declared as opened.