Oktoberfest 2009

I’ve just returned from a long weekend in Munich with some friends from work for the opening weekend of Oktoberfest, which by chance also happened to be my birthday.

We watched the opening parade, where the different brewers bring in their beers before the festival is officially opened at midday and everyone makes a dash for the beer tents. Unfortunately we weren’t quick enough and had a few drinks on the periphery of the festival. The next morning we were queuing up by 9am and sat drinking by 9.30!

Beer only comes by the litre and the barmaids regularly carry fourteen to a table at once, but with there only being six of us…


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