The Copenhagen Oktoberfest – Beer Lover’s Paradise
Jun 18, 2013 | 8:59 am
Oktoberfest is a very popular and much-awaited beer-drinking party that has its origins in the German city of Munich. In 1811, an agricultural show was included to promote the Bavarian agriculture in Germany. In 1816, carnival booths appeared; the main prizes were porcelain, silver and jewelry. Going further, the Munich residents decided to hold this event called Oktoberfest every year. In 1811, with respect to Bavarian Crown-Prince Ludwig's marriage to the Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, Oktoberfest made its formal beginnings. Today it sees over six million people each year and inspires numerous similar events using the name Oktoberfest within Germany and around the world, many of which were founded by German immigrants or their descendants.
The Copenhagen Oktoberfest is perhaps one of the most anticipated party festivals in Scandinavia. Beer lovers around the world eagerly wait for the fall season that brings them closer in date to the festival. This Danish chapter of Oktoberfest is indeed a heaven for all those who enjoy their beer, some fun company and celebrations to go with it. All merrymakers in this event get drunk and high on copious volumes of some of the most famous and popular varieties of beer. The beer is brewed according to the German Reinheitsgebot and has approximately 5.0% alcohol volume. Huge amounts of Oktoberfest beers are drunk, about 7 million liters are served during the full 16-day festival. There are rides, food and a lot of entertainment involved too but essentially, it turns into a paradise for beer lovers. It starts on 21st of September and finishes after 16 days on 6th of October. This beer fest ‘spilling’ into the month of October is what is likely to have given it its name – Oktoberfest. It is celebrated with great aplomb in Copenhagen. The Copenhagen Oktoberfest attracts thousands of attendees including worldwide visitors. You can enjoy traditional German music, pretzels, and huge steins full of beer at this Danish version of Munich’s famous festival. Enjoy the famous Bavarian cuisine and savor it with an electrifying live band. You’d just love to sing and dance and won’t be able to stop. Don’t miss any of the carnival rides through the night! You are all set to relish the taste of Munich sitting right here in Copenhagen! You get free entry to the festivities but you should make a reservation to ensure you have a table that is reserved for you and your friends. You’ll find a lot of revelers sporting Tyrolean attire in the tents hosting the Oktoberfest. In fact, to add a dash of spice to your fun night, you could even hire some Tyrolean clothing for these beer evenings during the festival. It’ll help add that extra bit of atmosphere and you’ll attract a lot of interested glances!
So, are you are a true beer lover? Don’t you desire drowning in barrels of it amidst fellow merrymakers? If you wish to witness the Copenhagen Oktoberfest this year, go and grab the flight tickets and your hotels in Copenhagen (the term in Danish is hotel København) today! If you are lucky, you could become the envy of begging fans all over the world. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Copenhagen Oktoberfest!