Oktoberfest Year-Round

Celebrate Oktoberfest without boarding a plane

The tradition of Oktoberfest in Munich started when citizens were invited to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen in 1810. The festivities took place on the fields named Theresienwiese ("Theresa's fields") in her honor and have continue annually since.

Today, Oktoberfest (simply known as 'Wies'n'' by locals) takes place in late September and lasts until the first Sunday in October. In case you missed it, here are two ways to get your Oktoberfest fix:

  • Stein's (Kingston) — At this authentic German eatery, our group settled on the metre* long sharing platter. It came with four different types of sausages, meatloaf, sauerkraut and potatoes (mashed and pan-fried). There were eight of us and this order could easily feed 12 (especially with the unusually large beer steins). If you are going with a party 10+, request the long table on the left hand side of the patio.
    www.stein-s.com+44 2085 462411
    56 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HN
Another place on my list to try is Octoberfest Pub in London. Every Thursday from mid-January until Christmas they feature unlimited sausages and a pint of German beer for £15. Now, that is a true Wies'n welcome!

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