Munich Oktoberfest 2012 - a preview

A preview of the Munich Oktoberfest 2012

You’ve made the decision. You’ve found your bed and booked your flight. You’ve packed your most Bavarian-like clobber and have been brushing up your “Guten Abend!” and “danke schön!”.

You’re on your way to what could well be the best party of your life: The Munich Oktoberfest. So what can you expect? This photo page and the five following it are a preview, a teaser, if you will, of what awaits at this most awesome German beer festival.
They were taken by Oktoberfest visitors who’ve chosen to share their work through websites such as flickr.com . If you’re after more practical info and stories about the fest please check out the main Oktoberfest Munich page here. See here for an index of all of Oktoberfest-related stories on this site (there’s over two dozen, I’ve been doing this for a while now :-).
So, on with the photos!

munich-oktoberfest-2012-friendsHere’s a nice group of friends enjoying the atmosphere in the massive Hofbräufestzelt.
Pic: uLe @ Munich @ Munich Oktoberfest 2012 preview



munich-oktoberfest-2012-girlA waitress carrying empty beer mugs. Be nice to these hard-working ladies, they’re on the job 16 hours a day for 17 days straight! SteFou! @ Munich Oktoberfest 2012 preview



munich-oktoberfest-2012-hangover-hillHangover Hill. The gentle slopes in front of the Bavaria Statue often fill up with
people passed out from too much of the amber gold.
SteFou!

munich-oktoberfest-2012-girl-and-brazilian-guyThe original caption from Flickr reads: " Some brazilians we met. They were going around with text on their arms. They obviously didn't know what it meant, and got slapped across the face a few times "! SteFou! @ Munich Oktoberfest 2012 preview


munich-oktoberfest-2012-ridesA couple enjoy a spin over the Oktoberfest grounds.
@AdeRussell


munich-oktoberfest-2012-prostCheers to you, buddy! neilh205


munich-oktoberfest-2012-pretzels-of-oktoberfestTime for a yummy Bavarian pretzel. Pic: zhaffsky


munich-oktoberfest-2012-hippodrom-tent-oktoberfestInside the Hippodrom tent. One of the most beautiful beer tents
on the “Wiesn”, it’s also known for its high flirt factor.
zhaffsky


munich-oktoberfest-2012-beer-drinkersA scrum of beer mugs above an Oktoberfest table. Ah, the beauty of it!
Pic: Wiki


munich-oktoberfest-2012-beautiful-girl-fountainA woman in a Dirndl dress cools herself in one of Munich's fountains
- Oktoberfest can be hot!
Pic:Val-Mont @ Munich Oktoberfest 2012 preview


munich-oktoberfest-2012-alcohol-testHow much have you had? In amongst the crowd here some girls are offering free blood/alcohol tests. Pic: Wiki

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