We've received some feedback from readers that we should add "index" pages for specific content.
An index page is better than the Categories ("Navigation" on the right side of this page) because
you don't have to scroll through entries you've already seen -- instead, just go to the entry you want.
So, here is a brief index of our blog entries about Oktoberfest:
Preparing for the Party
- The most popular and important songs have associated hand movements to perform- learn them in this post.
- You should also practice the older, classic tunes that are certain to be played and sung in the beer tents.
- Many set lists of the bands will include songs you already know and can sing along with.
- Finally, be prepared for new "Wies'n Hits" that emerge each year.
- Some time over the summer, the official beer price list will be released. Budget accordingly.
- There are many alternatives to getting your own trachten to wear.
Lederhosen and dirndls are available everywhere now, or you could make your own (posts 1, 2, 3...)
Celebrities are donning dirndls and lederhosen too.
What to Expect
- The opening Saturday features a parade with the mayor, who then taps the first keg.
- On the second day (a Sunday) you can watch another parade with trachten from all over Europe.
- A typical day at Oktoberfest could include an outdoor concert, five hours in a beer tent, and fun games.
- The Wies'n lights up at night, when the carnival rides get even better.
- If you're especially lucky, you get an Oktoberfest experience like this.
If you can't wait until October...
- The Dauchauer Volksfest is a similar, smaller festival near Munich that is held in late August.
- The Auer Dult is another small festival in Munich that is staged three times a year.
- The Kocherlball is one day only, but has classic music and dancing in the English Garden.
We'll keep adding to this index page as more blog posts fall into this category...