Saturday, 27 September 2014

Beer Party in the Löwenbrӓu hall of the Oktoberfest 2014, Munich

The Oktoberfest is the largest party event in the world. In two weeks it gets between five and six million visitors and they all have fun. Some of them because they drink liters beer others because they enjoy watching the drinkers. I belong to the second category. Being in Munich for work, I cannot afford to get drunk but love to see others dance and cheer.

Most of the time men drink a lot in bars but here at the Oktoberfest you should not underestimate the ladies. In traditional dirndl dresses, with push-up bras, they hold up one liter mass beers. Most people who stand on the table are ladies. My wife doesn't drink beer and she dislikes the Oktoberfest. For me it is too crowded but with some friends I see myself already dancing on these tables after a few beers.

Het Oktoberfest is het grootste volksfeest ter wereld en krijgt tussen de vijf en zes miljoen blije bezoekers. Sommigen hebben veel plezier daar ze liters bier drinken en anderen omdat ze er van houden naar de drinkers te kijken. Ik behoor bij de tweede categorie. Daar ik beroepsmatig in München ben kan ik me niet veroorloven dronken te worden maar ik vind het leuk anderen te zien dansen en juichen. 

Meestal denkt men aan mannen als het over drinken gaat, maar hier op het Oktoberfest mag je de vrouwen niet onderschatten. In hun traditionele jurken met vooruit gestoken borsten houden ze hun één liter glazen stevig in de hand. De meeste mensen boven op de tafels zijn trouwens de dames. Mijn vrouw drinkt geen bier en houdt niet van het Oktoberfest. Voor mij is het ook te druk maar met een paar vrienden zou ik hier wel na een paar biertjes op de tafels willen dansen.
 
Oktoberfest Munchen 2014

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 heart

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 Lowenbrau

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 Lowenbrau

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 dancing on tables

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 girls dancing on tables

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 food

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 beer

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 lowenbrau hat

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 cheers

Oktoberfest Munchen 2014 Potter hat

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9 comments:

  1. i do not drink beer, but i can dance a good polka or waltz and eat german sausage. :) with sauerkraut, please.

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  2. I remember going to something similar in Austria, but it was rather loud and raucous like it looks on your photos.

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  3. Oh my, they even have an ape drinking a mug! Maybe because that is how some men act after having too many. I have always wanted to go to one, but after seeing this, I don't think so. All they do drink and dance. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but seeing things like in all your pictures is so much better and prettier.

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  4. Oh yes October Fest! It would be fun to do this at least once.

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  5. Looks interesting. Enjoy watching when the time comes. I am with Kristel, I would care for any of it as I don't like to see people drink too much and make fools of themselves. But then again, some would and some wouldn't.

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  6. leuke sfeerbeelden Filip....

    mijn ding is het evenwel niet

    groeten

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  7. Though I don't drink beer, Oktoberfest does seem fascinating.

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  8. om het oktoberfeest te kunnen genieten moet je in die streek geboren zijn, ik begrijp Kristel heel goed.
    Groetjes Dietmut

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  9. The famous "oktoberbeer festivals".
    And everyone has so funny. Did you, Filip, drink at one time the big pint?
    It is inconceivable how the waiters can carry so many big pints of beer at a time.
    Really fantastic images.

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