Besides Drinking

Oide Wiesn – In 2010 and 2011, organizers put together a historic section with old rides and a traditional beer tent. The entrance fee for this section was 3 euros in 2011. Children under 14 got in free.

Amusement Park – Don’t forget to enjoy the rides and rollercoasters at The Funfair. There are a handful of rollercoasters and a dozen or so other rides.  There’s also a ferris wheel. Called a riesenrad in Germany, it offers one of the best views of the Munich skyline for only 4 euros.  You should also try the try the Krinoline merry-go-round which dates from irca 1900.
Oktoberfest Ferris Wheel at Night

For a review of the coasters, try this forum review.  In 2011, there were two new rides – a rafting ride called Rio Rapidos and a swing called Monster.

Carnival Show – Started in 1869.

Ascend the steps of the Bavaria statue to get an excellent view of Munich.
Admire the busts in the Hall of Fame

Food
When you aren’t drinking, you should be eating! Try these popular Oktoberfest foods while at the Wies’n:

Roast Chicken (Hendl)
Pork Knuckles (Schweinshaxe)
Bratwurst
Giant Pretzels
Ox
Fish on a Stick
Wildmoser’s Roasted Duck and Chicken

Gingerbread Hearts – about one million made for Oktoberfest every year. Almost as popular as the beer.
If you don’t eat meat, here’s a guide for vegetarians.

Additional Information:
Oktoberfest Dates
Oktoberfest Beer
Beer Tents
Oktoberfest Clothing
Oktoberfest Facts
Oktoberfest for Ladies
Oktoberfest Songs
Oktoberfest Tips
Oktoberfest Weather
Oktoberfest Home

One thought on “Besides Drinking

  1. Harlan Barney says:

    Oide Wiesen was still there in 2014 and the cost was still 3 Euros. This is where you will find many in pre-1900 traditional costume, a dance floor with traditional music, schuhplattler and folk dancers, whip crackers (Excuse me, I have to stand on your table to crack my whip). Family friendly.

    Also, on the Sunday after Oktoberfest opens there is the Schutzen und Trachtenvereinzug. This is a parade through the center of town of about 7,000 persons in traditional costume from 100 years ago. All floats are horse powered or pulled by hand. The parade ends at the Wiesen.

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