Oktoberfest 2013, September 21st – October 7th
Once upon a time, long long ago in a far away land known as Bavaria, a Crown Prince, who later became King Ludgwig I, married the beautiful princess Therese Von Sachesen-Hildenburghausen.
The loyal soldiers in the Prince’s National Guard thought that the horse races would be a most fitting way to celebrate the happy event. King Max, proud father of the Prince, gave his consent to the races and so they became the finale of five days of wedding festivities on October 17, 1810. This was the likely beginning of Oktoberfest.
The horse races became an annual event and were combined with the state agricultural fair the following year. It wasn’t until 1818 that booths, serving food and drink, were set up at the event. In the late 1800’s, the booths had grown into large beer halls or tents, which are still set up each year on the Theresienwiese named in honour of Ludwig’s bride.
Today, a large mid-way and fair accompany Oktoberfest in Munich, the largest celebration of its kind in the world. The festival extends over two weeks and ends on the first Sunday of October.
- 8AM-10AM – Hot breakfast
- 9AM onwards – Shuttles go into Oktoberfest in the morning and return in the afternoon
- 8PM – BBQ dinner
- 10PM – massive campsite party
- 11PM – Oktoberfest closes and all head back to campsite to join the party
Our campground is just 10 minutes away from the madness. Private busses are available free of charge during particularly busy weekend periods. easy and cheap public transport available straight to our front door all day everyday..
2 person tents & mattresses (with sleeping bags) are set up for your arrival. Just dump your stuff inside and grab a beer. We serve you up hearty breakfasts, and every 2nd day we fire up the BBQ, and make a party of it. No worries if you are vegetarian.
Boooooze… loads of beer, white, red and rose wine, sangria, spritzers (white and lemonade) and splitzers (rose and lemonade), traditional clothes, Munich bike tour.