Bavaria, there is a fifth season, the season of the octoberfest.
Everybody is looking forward to it all over the year.
It begins end of September and lasts fourteen days. This
is the time, when the octoberfest takes place
Hundredthousands of people from all over the world flock
to Bavaria’s capital to celebrate this
event with the locals.
octoberfest began as a horse race in 1810 which took
place to honor the marriage between Princess Theresa
and the crown prince Ludwig of Bavaria. In 1811 the race
was repeated together with an agricutural fair. The locality
of the octoberfest was called “Theresienwiese”,
after the princess Theresa. The fair was so popular that
it was repeated every year and grew bigger and bigger.The
munich beer brewers as Paulaner, Löwenbrau and Spaten
produced then and now a special beer for the occasion.
The locals often wear their traditional
bavarian costumes when visiting the octoberfest.
wear a lederhosn that is a pair of trousers made of
leather with a pair of braces. The most exclusive type
is made of deer’s
leather, which is soft and strainable.Artificial
embroideries with bavarian motives are on the braces.
A white shirt made of linen is suitable with the lederhosn,
which can be short or ends below the knees.
stockings made of pure wool and black shoes complete
at the octoberfest
Almost 6 million people visited the
octoberfest. The main attraction, which is unique
in the world are the 14 huge beer tents with seat for
100.000 guests. The munich breweries run the largest
tents which are
Augustiner Festhalle ( brewery Augustiner
Bräurosl (brewery Pschorrbräu)
Hofbräu Festzelt (brewery Hofbräu)
Lowenbräu Festhalle (brewery Löwenbräu)
Ochsenbraterei (brewery Spatenbräu)
every tent plays a special bavarian brass band called “Blasmusi”.
The members of the band wear traditional costumes, “lederhosn” and
a bavarian hat.
The beer is served in 1-litre-glasses,
If you want to order this, you order: “Fräulein,
a Mass!”.Fräulein is called the waitress,
who always wears a beautiful “dirndl”.
For a real bavarian meal you order a “Radi” (raddish), “Obatzda” (cheese
and butter mixed with spices and onions) with
pretzels, a half roasted chicken or a “Steckerlfisch “ (trout
on a wooden stick roasted over coals). After
this “Brotzeit” you
have fun with the 80 booths, roller-coasters
and shooting galleries outside. There is something