This is the day we’re going to spend in the Oktoberfest, which would
start the previous day.
The Traditional costume parade is by the morning
and the big area is active the full day.
Based on the agenda from Oktoberfest’s official
website: www.oktoberfest.de, the traditional costume parade starts
today at 10 AM. At 9:45 AM I’m looking for a place to park the car
around the same area we came yesterday for the patrons’ parade. It’s
not easy and I have to explore small streets to end finding one. Eva
has decided to stay at hotel as this strong rain is not convenient for
the cast in her leg.
I’m surprise when I see the parade already on here
as it is the starting time now and we’re closer to the place it ends
than the one it starts. I manage to make room for me in
Schwantharlerstrasse Street to see it.
It is like the one we saw yesterday. I get one of those
gingerbread hearts so typical of Oktoberfest from the group belonging
to Audi, which have come to give some of them to the side I am. Other
groups throw them to the crowd from their vehicles.
I leave the place after a while and go to the
Theresienwiese, the place where Oktoberfest is placed, which is not
far. Getting there can be complicated, though, with the streets blocked
because of the parade.
There are security officers in every access to the
place and they check people’s bags. I’m not having any so I pass
directly in. On despite of the rain there is a fantastic atmosphere
here, with a lot of amusements and food places.
But it is when I get into one of the bigger tents
that I get an idea of this festival: there is a live band in the center
of this huge space which is bringing fun to the hundreds of tables
around full of people, although they don’t look as needing more fun at
all. The one that is not dressed as Bavarian is the strange here.
It’s wonderful and the only thing I feel is I
should join all the fun in front of me, so I leave the place to go to
the hotel and bring my wife to enjoy the rest of the day here.
Somehow, the parade is still on and I cannot go
across. This parade is looking different than the one from yesterday
and it is the costume parade indeed. This parade is long and
When I manage to go across the street I take the
car to pick up Eva and coming back to Oktoberfest.
I leave her in one of the accesses while I’m
parking the car, then we go in and get into the closest tent. It is
smaller than the one I saw previously but we get seats inside. Its name
The atmosphere is great with the live music and
the people mood, which cannot be better. We feel soon between friends
with the strangers in our table. Once back from this travel we’d find
out Usain Bolt will be here tomorrow.
We eat a couple of choices between their sausage
with side menu: 9.50€ my food and 7.10€ for Eva’s. With the big glass
of beer, by 5.90 each, we spend a total of 28.40€.
After some hours there, we’ll go out for see some
of the rest here.
Before leaving the place and go back to the hotel
finishing this day we get into another of the bigger tents.