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To speak like a true Bavarian, here are the 5 most important phrased to learn:
“Servus” = “Hello!” and “Goodbye!”
When hosting your own Oktoberfest, be sure to include fun games and activities… for the kids, and the young at heart.
Stein Holding Contest
Line everyone up. Each participant is given a Stein full of beer, and must hold it out straight in front of them. The last one able to hold the beer up (without bending the arm) WINS.
Stein Relay Race
Set up a race track… maybe add an obstacle or two. Divide the participants into teams. Each team gets a Stein of Beer (or water if you don’t trust them with good beer). This is a relay race, so the first person on each team takes off and goes around the obstacle, while holding the stein. When they come back to the start, the next person on their team goes. The team who goes fastest, but spills the least beer, WINS.
For a complete Oktoberfest menu, we recommend:
The Bavarian pretzel is a very common starter. Often, these soft pretzels are served with the Bavarian cheese delicacy obatzda Hard stick pretzels. These are a great substituteif you don’t have the time or funds to prepare fresh warm pretzels for all of your guests :)
Sausages (Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Thüringer) German Potato Salad Sauerkraut Red Cabbage Käsespätzel Boiled Potatoes Roasted Chicken
Apple StrudelGerman Chocolate Cake
Various European Cookies.
Heart-shaped gingerbread cookies are a particular Oktoberfest favourite.
|In Munich, only beer brewed within the city limits is allowed to be served at Oktoberfest. This limits the offereings to Augustiner, Hacker-schorr, Hofbräu,Löwenbräu, Paulaner and Spaten.