German Oktoberfest is here! Time to go to Munich.

Oktober fest collageI almost forgot it was Oktoberfest! I was at Cost Plus / World Market the other day and they had a German section of food for Oktoberfest celebrations. The usual variety of sausages, mustards, beers, spaetzle, pretzels, chocolates and more.

Lederhosen group of men

Have you ever been to Munich for Oktoberfest? It’s really beautiful to see the men in their lederhosen and the women in their dirndles. I think this is the only place in the world where you will see grown men wearing leather shorts with bright colored shirts and as you see in the photo, you have to have the right shoes and socks too!

schnitzel

They really celebrate with fabulous music, singing and good food. Who can resist some schnitzel?! It’s a special tradition they have. My in/laws are German, so we always celebrated with their German friends, it was fun! They would sing all the German songs together, locking arms together swinging back and forth. Singing from their hearts.

My favorite is the Chicken Dance, here is a Youtube video (Wurstfest – How to Chicken Dance) that explains the steps for the chicken dance. In Germany, (EVERYONE) old and young get up to dance this dance. Enjoy this German tradition!

8 thoughts on “German Oktoberfest is here! Time to go to Munich.

  1. While I have never been to Munich, I have been to plenty of Oktoberfests here in the states and danced a chicken dance or a few hundred. Growing up we were fully indoctrinated in German food. Love it, love it, love it. Hurra für das Oktoberfest 🍻

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  2. We’re taking a cruise on the Rhine next year, and it’s a shame we won’t have the opportunity to see Munich. The closest we’ll be is Strasbourg, France to the west (about 3.5 hours by car). Looks wonderful – a real “taste” of German culture.

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