Munich Oktoberfest: 10 Reasons To Shout Prost!

The world’s biggest celebration of beer started in a town founded by Benedictine monks: Munich comes from Munichen meaning “by the monks”. Today, 6 million people can’t be wrong: now each year millions of people visit Munich to drink great beer, eat local food, and sing German folks songs (even if you don’t speak a word of German!). Munich’s festive Octoberfest has been happening each year since King Ludwig I threw a huge party for his wedding in 1810. Now you can join in the 17 days of fun and see all that Munich has to offer. Raise a (very large!) mug of beer and enjoy. Prost!

1. Munich Octoberfest


Photo by Anja Recker.

2. English Garden


Photo by Trading Travelers.

3. Rathaus Marionplatz


Photo by Michelle Anglin.

4. Ludwigsbrücke


Photo by Laurel @ Monkeys and Mountains.

5. Alstadt


Photo by Sofia N.

6. Munich Residence


Photo by Laurel @Monkeys and Mountains.

7. Frauenkirche


Photo by Travel Notes and Beyond.

8. Glockenspiel


Photo by Trading Travelers.

9. Marienplatz


Photo by Sultan AlKhemeiri.

10. St. Peter’s Church


Photo by Kerwin Chang.

Find out more about celebrations around the world like Carnivale in Rio, India’s Holi Festival, and La Tomatina, in Spain. Have you been to some amazing festivals? Share your photos on!