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Thread: Oktoberfest

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    Thumbs up Oktoberfest

    It is open today.

    Who is going?

    Which is your favorite tent? Which is you favorite Beer?

    http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/article...eral+FAQs/751/


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    Default Re: Oktoberfest

    Well, I will be there.

    An old friend of mine I haven’t seen in over 30 years is coming on the 24th until who knows when.

    My favorite beer at the fest is the Hacker (pronounced Hocker).

    After last years 200th Anniversary they are continuing the Historic Wiesn*. This year the beer there is Augustiner from wooden barrels. I am sure it is a don’t miss, if you are there.


    The Wiesn ( pronounced Veesin), it roughly means the meadow, as it was just a big pasture outside of town 200 years ago, and that is what the locals have called it ever since.


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    Love it and I love teh Germans doing it, I will certainly be there. Remembering it, don't remember doing so, no idea how Germans can drink that much. But it's fun.

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    I was there last night.

    The weather was something else, it seemed it got very drunk out.

    My friend went outside to find a cash machine and of course that is when they closed the tent and it took him an hour to get back inside.


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    Default Re: Oktoberfest

    I wish I could.

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    Will be there for the final weekend. I will wear a plastic bag to avoid stains, and nothing else worth preserving.
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    Default Re: Oktoberfest

    Well darn, I will be in Greece that weekend.

    I was hoping to see some of you there. LOL


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    Default Re: Oktoberfest

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherking View Post
    Well darn, I will be in Greece that weekend.

    I was hoping to see some of you there. LOL
    Watch out for the protesters lol

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    Only 19 and can't drink legally .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELITEKWARMAN8GINGYBREADMENMILK View Post
    Only 19 and can't drink legally .
    It's legal in Europe :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjos View Post
    It's legal in Europe :P

    Yeah I know.

    Only in America !

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    Default Re: Oktoberfest

    Went to a Bierzelt in Augsburg a couple of years ago. I don't think I have ever been so drunk, and it was fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjos View Post
    It's legal in Europe :P
    16 in teh Neds

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    I'm pretty sure it's 16 everywhere in Europe.
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    Not in Ireland, went there recently to visit my sister who was studying abroad in Cork, and found that the drinking age is 18, which I had just turned luckily.

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    I met with my friends from the US again yesterday. They have been to Oktoberfest a couple of times but had missed the Historic Wiese last year. They didn’t know it was there.

    This part of Oktoberfest is set up much like it would have been in 1810 when it started. It dose have a €3 cover charge but it is well worth the little extra money.

    For starters it is easier to get into a tent, the food and beer are cheaper and the atmosphere seems even better.

    The beer there is brewed in the old way and comes from wooden barrels. At least that in the Tradition Festzelt dose. We didn’t make it over to the Hofbräuhaus tent.

    It is called the Oide Wiesn (Bavarian for the Old Pasture). Everyone in Munich calls the fest the Wiesn anyway.

    It is located at the far southern end of the complex, past the big Ferris wheel. The entrances are on the right hand side of the street. The main entrance is on the north end.

    I still have one more trip to make there on Sunday. That will make three times this year… A bit too much of a good thing.

    If you want to know which places or beer is best ask me.

    If you just want to get drunk and spew chum on the guy next to you then any tent will do, but security can get a little nasty if you are out of line.

    Have fun and I hope to see some of you in the future.




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    Default Re: Oktoberfest

    Well I can vouch that no pub or bar refused my money even when I was 14 XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjos View Post
    Well I can vouch that no pub or bar refused my money even when I was 14 XD
    Sure that's common as well where I'm from but technically it's not legal.
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    We've made our walls sufficiently thick that we don't even hear the wet thuds of them bashing their brains against the outer wall and falling as lifeless corpses into our bottomless moat.

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    In Germany it is 16 for beer or wine and 18 for the hard stuff. However, you are usually not carded when buying beer in a pub anyway. You can buy beer with your parents present at 14.

    Austria, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Portugal, Luxembourg and Italy all have 16 for the drinking age, at lest for beer. In Poland you have to be 18 to buy alcohol but no age to drink it.

    Malta has 17 and most of the rest are 18.


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    I´m actually in Poland right now for work, so I could go over in the weekend if I wanted to.
    But I don´t drink alcohol so no point really.
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