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.
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 !