What to Expect the Opening Weekend at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is an adventure celebrating one of the greatest things in the world, beer!  The opening weekend of Oktoberfest holds a large ceremony including the tapping of the first keg by the Mayor of Munich, parades, and lots of merriment. To do the day properly, you wake up at 6 am and start getting ready.  You […]

Oktoberfest Advice: How to Tie the Knot

For all of you ladies about to enjoy Oktoberfest, here is one crucial piece of information you need to know! First of all, buying a dirndl is essential to properly get into the Oktoberfest spirit.  There are plenty of places around Munich that sell Dirndls anywhere from €60-€180 in all sorts of colors, lengths, styles, and patterns. Now you […]

9 Reasons to Visit Oktoberfest: Even if You Don’t Drink Beer

Every September for the last 183 years, millions of people have gathered in Munich, Germany to celebrate the traditional Bavarian Folk Festival known to the world as Oktoberfest. Looking to travel to Oktoberfest, but on the fence because you don’t drink the liquid of the Germans?  Here are 9 other amazing reasons to visit Munich and […]

We Have The Prost Fun!

We had so much fun at Oktoberfest the past three weeks that it is only fair to make the Picture of the Week a shot of the festivities! The past few weekends were spent clinking our glasses to cheers of “Prost,” enjoying bavarian cuisine, and biking around beautiful Munich. Now that the festival had come […]

FlorenceForFun Photo of the Week #9

Crazy outfits at Oktoberfest is just part of getting into the party spirit! To submit your favorite travel photo for the FlorenceForFun photo of the week, send it to booking@florenceforfun.org with a description of where you were and what you were doing. Each week we will choose a photo to post on the FlorenceForFun blog. […]

FlorenceForFun Guide to The Beers of Oktoberfest

Over 6 million litres of beer will be drunk over the course of Oktoberfest.  Beers served at Oktoberfest are among the best in the world, due to the strict purity requirements of Bavaria (only hops, water and barley are allowed, and the process is highly regulated). What types of beer are served at Oktoberfest, you […]

Prague's Pilsner vs. Munich's Helles: Beer Lessons from FlorenceForFun

A stein of Munich’s Helles beer The Czechs have a storied history in the realm of beer.  Dating back to 859 A.D., beer in the Czech Republic has been making a name for itself as the best in the world.  Bohemia, the area in which the beer is brewed, has perfect conditions for agricultural growth, […]

Hofbrauhaus and Oktoberfest: FlorenceForFun's Bucket List

As an American embarking on a European study abroad adventure, Munich is undoubtedly one of the top spots on almost everyone’s list.  Beer drinking is practically required to have successfully completed college in American Universities!  That being said, both fall and spring semester students inevitably find a way to make Oktoberfest and Springfest part of […]

My First Oktoberfest!!!

This past weekend, I packed my lederhosen, cleaned my drunk goggles off, and hopped on a bus to Munich, Germany for the biggest beer festival in the world, Oktoberfest.  I had been to Munich before, for Springfest, a miniature Oktoberfest in April, but nothing compares to the sheer enormity of the real thing.  Arriving on […]

Getting Ready for Oktoberfest 2011

We’re starting to gear up for Oktoberfest 2011 here in Florence and we want to share our excitement with all the future FlorenceForFun travelers, so we have put together a great overview of the festival to ensure that everyone is as pumped up as we are! Oktoberfest began as a royal merriment to honor the […]