Anyone been to Oktoberfest?

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  • StixxUK 24 Sep 2005 14:40:08 7,229 posts
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    I and a few mates are heading off on a majorly long distance-wise, but fairly short time-wise trip on wednesday.

    The plan is to head into London on tuesday night, see Avenged Sevenfold at the Astoria and stay at a mate's in London. Next stage is to get teh 07:30 ferry from Dover to Calais and speed across Europe to Munich, where we'll settle down for the evening and go to Oktoberfest the next day. After this we'll be heading straight to Amsterdam for 2 nights and hitting the coffee shops before heading home.

    Anyway, anyone been to Oktoberfest (or going this year)? Any tips on which tent to go for and food to grab/avoid?

    Ta :D
  • Dirtbox 24 Sep 2005 14:46:45 77,453 posts
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    I've been, it's blatently for tourists. There's a beer festival in Berlin which is far better at the start of summer.

    /hates all things tourist

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  • StixxUK 24 Sep 2005 14:49:30 7,229 posts
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    Use your elitist beer-festival knowledge for my benefit or piss off!

    I don't want to hear that it's shit ;D
  • Dirtbox 24 Sep 2005 14:52:00 77,453 posts
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    It's not shit, you get to see drunken fat men in lederhosen quaffing vast steins of wheat beer. A few oompah style bands and 1 million american tourists wondering where the bud is.

    /combine harvester

    Edited by Dirtbox at 14:54:15 24-09-2005

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  • Dirtbox 24 Sep 2005 14:57:27 77,453 posts
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    Oh, tips...

    If there's any Erdinger there (which there will be) get several buckets of dunkel and wake up happy in a bush. Sauerkraut and sausage is the one thing you can't get away from, but I love it, you might think different, sauerkraut seems to have a bad rep over here for some reason but it's fecking ace. Think red or green cabbage cooked with vinegar... Actually it tastes a lot better than it sounds. German food is pretty fricken hefty so don't wear tight troosers ;)

    "Lekker".

    Edited by Dirtbox at 15:03:26 24-09-2005

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  • armyourfists 24 Sep 2005 15:16:27 917 posts
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    What's the lineup for Oktoberfest. It sounds awfully familiar.
  • Dirtbox 24 Sep 2005 15:42:25 77,453 posts
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    Appart from beer?

    Plattlinger Isarspatzen
    Unterbrunner Blasmusik
    Fetzentaler
    Simmisamma
    Paulaner
    Alpen Yuppies
    California Sun
    Party Gang


    Familiar... Yeah.

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  • MikeD 24 Sep 2005 15:47:37 10,063 posts
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    Well, it's not really a pop/dance festival. :-)
  • Dirtbox 24 Sep 2005 15:53:30 77,453 posts
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    /hums 99 red balloons

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  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 25 Sep 2005 03:20:21 8,935 posts
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    there is a huge Oktoberfest every year in Texas and I love it. Lots of beer drinking.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 10:51:00
    Oooh, 2 days to go, anyone else going this year? Any recommendations?
  • pistol 22 Sep 2009 10:53:30 13,019 posts
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    Been once but I don't remember a whole lot about it. Went out to Munich in 1992 for a training course and the Octoberfest was just up the road. Remember going on a big wheel after downing a load of beer and really suffered the next morning..
  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 10:55:52
    Getting there on the Thursday night so probably won't do much that night. Have the whole of Friday and Saturday reserved for whatever may come.

    Is the beer expensive?
  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 10:58:45 77,453 posts
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    No.

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  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 11:01:26
    Good stuff, I'll try to not over do it, but I'd imagine there'll be beer everywhere. Hoping I can find our tents at the end of every night :)
  • JohnnyWashnGo 22 Sep 2009 11:25:15 1,544 posts
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    I love it - everytime I go its fun.

    Lots of beer, lots of roast chicken, lots of pretzel and lots of apple strudel. Can't go wrong in my books.
  • Stickman 22 Sep 2009 11:27:58 29,652 posts
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    Jens Lehmann.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 11:28:19
    Is there much in the way of graffiti like Berlin? Just wondering if it's worth the risk of taking my camera. I'm assuming there's quite a few sites worth visiting?
  • StixxUK 22 Sep 2009 11:28:33 7,229 posts
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    Heading out to Berlin on Friday, getting into Munchen on Sunday, doing the 'fest on Mon and hopefully making it back alive on Tues.

    That'll make it 4 times...
  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 11:29:57 77,453 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Is there much in the way of graffiti like Berlin? Just wondering if it's worth the risk of taking my camera. I'm assuming there's quite a few sites worth visiting?
    No. It's not particularly urban in that way, but it's fairly picturesque in places.

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  • Salaman 22 Sep 2009 11:31:23 18,838 posts
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    I hear the only acceptable way to pay for your drinks is to shove your euros down the cleavage of the wench bringing you the beers.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 11:32:13
    ecosse_011172 wrote:
    It's great if you stick with the tents without Aussies/ Brits.
    Yeah, we're camping. We've been considering hiring a caravan for 20 a night.
  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 11:32:36 77,453 posts
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    I did that and woke up in time for decemberfest amirite?

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  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 11:32:55
    Dirtbox wrote:
    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Is there much in the way of graffiti like Berlin? Just wondering if it's worth the risk of taking my camera. I'm assuming there's quite a few sites worth visiting?
    No. It's not particularly urban in that way, but it's fairly picturesque in places.
    Any recommended sites? Would be rude to travel there and not take in the scenery.
  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 11:38:32 77,453 posts
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    Hmm, not sure. There are lots of oldworld places doted around like Dachau, Freising or Erding, but it's a general rather than a specific place. It's a very German town, so will probably be interesting regardless if you aren't used to German architecture.

    The area around the Hofbrauhaus is a good start.

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  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 11:41:11
    Dirtbox wrote:
    I did that and woke up in time for decemberfest amirite?
    The caravan hiring? I'm getting a little worried that I'll get carried away with 3 8% beer.
  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 11:42:12 77,453 posts
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    No, the bit that sal mentioned about the cleavage.

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  • Salaman 22 Sep 2009 11:42:53 18,838 posts
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    Go to Nurnberg and say hi to Unclelou.
  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 11:43:46 77,453 posts
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    Lou wouldn't be seen with a mac user.

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