Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but “die Wiesn” – after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.
I didn’t travel to Munich this year, but Berlin has it’s own super-light version of Oktoberfest. The Bergamnn Evengastronomie company hosts the event from September to October 14 at Alexander Platz, and although I didn’t know beforehand, it was a nice surprise to be able to have a taste of a bayerish delicious pork knuckle!