Oktoberfest, by the best Bavarian tradition, is all about booze, booze, and some more booze. The Munich Tradition is celebrated across the globe, letting thousands of drunken boys and gals in traditional Bavarian outfits to frolic about drunk as a sailor on a dry land week.
The origins of this beautiful tradition date back to the 19th century in Munich, there and then King Ludwig I and princess Therese of Saxony- Hildburghausen where married. As they took upon themselves the sacred vows of holy matrimony, thousands of citizens were invited to celebrate the joyous royal event in front of the city gate, in a royal fest that eventually grew to be what we all know as Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest in NYC – Munich on the Water
Munich on the east river is a chance to catch a sense of the Munich tradition right here in New York City.
The Bavarian bierhaus Zum Schneider is bringing this tradition right here to East River, where a German speaking staff dressed in traditional suits that will be happy to serve you ‘till you drop in front of the East River scenic views.
Oktoberfest 2014 photographic conclusion
Oktoberfest is a colorful tradition, and it is best captured by the image of traditional costumed men and women, accompanied of course by a beer glass or a large Bavarian pretzel. Here are some selected photos from this year and past years traditional Oktoberfest in Munich to feast your eyes upon.
Oktoberfest in Munich 2014 credit: Florian F\Flickr
Traditional Bavarian Suits at Oktoberfest 2014 in Munich Credit: Heribert Pohl\Flickr
Traditional pretzel vendor at Oktoberfest in Munich credit: constant progression\Flickr