If it’s Oktoberfest it must be Munich

I arrived in Munich today to sunny blue skies and a crispness to the air that heralded in the last weekend of Oktoberfest.

I have never seen such a spectacle before and the ones in the US pale in comparison to the overload of impressions that assaulted my senses. Six million people attend this grand event every year and it felt like I met everyone of them today. Babies to great grandmothers greedily grabbed every experience floating in the air and I happily enjoyed shrieks of mirth as the rides threw kids in the air, loud songs grew louder as massive tankards of beer disappeared down thirsty gullets and giant pretzels and bratwurst longer than my arm were consumed.


On my way to the Dalmatian Coast I am SO glad that I stopped for an unforgettable day in Munich.

Oktoberfest is a giant fair  with one critical difference: the acres of tents that hold thousands of people hellbent on carousing, drinking and indulging in gluttony.


The diversity is wonderful to see as hundreds of dialects mingled in a United Nations of peace and fun. I am sure all that food greased the way.


Needless to say i did indulge  despite a heavy jet lag. As they say one life to live😊

The Budweiser horses had great company from an impressive array of beasts pulling the Lowenbrau and  Paulaner beer wagons.


What a memorable experience Oktoberfest has been and created more images to cherish!

Adios till next time !

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6 Responses to If it’s Oktoberfest it must be Munich

  1. Joanne Bober says:

    Wow. Somehow you even captured how drunk the celebrants are!

    Where are you? Is it in the heart of Munich or on the outskirts?

    You look a bit tired, lost or like someone who found herself among extraterrestrials – so cute 🙂

    I hope you are getting a good night’s sleep tonight and will be ready to start exploring Croatia. Does the tour start tomorrow or did you give yourself an extra day for travel and a bit of rest?

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Tim says:

    Thanks Ruby! This trip looks like great fun; you captured it beautifully in your photos. Keep up the great work. You may not know it, but I travel vicariously through you and your great adventures. Looking forward to hearing more about it.


  3. Chris says:

    Ruby, I can only imagine the smells. Thanks for the snaps.
    Travel safe.


  4. Girish says:

    Nice write up! Thanks


  5. What did you have to eat, Ruby? Your pal, Suzy


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