travel advice & savings
 
SAVE on RAIL PASSES LOWEST PRICES / FREE SHIPPING on orders over $449!
Now use the Trip Planner to:
  • Find and Buy Rail Passes
  • Find and Book Hostels
Already know which Rail Pass you need?
Click here and buy now!
Special Eurotrip Member Savings!
1 reply
Oktoberfest hikes beer prices
Bigfoot
Bigfoot's profile picture
Traveler
TravelerTravelerTraveler
Eurotrip Points: 233
Member: 17735
Joined: 09/11/2009
User offline. Last seen 1 year 21 weeks ago.

Oktoberfest hikes beer prices for 200th anniversary

Germany’s world-famous beer festival Oktoberfest said Wednesday that it has upped the price for its huge mugs of amber nectar to almost €9 for this year’s 200th anniversary event.

A Maß of beer, a litre, will cost between €8.30 and €8.90 at the tents of the southern German city of Munich from September 18 to October 4, an increase of €0.30 from last year.

Food vouchers, required for a reservation in many beer tents, will cost between €26.80 and €80.

The beer festival attracted 5.7 million visitors from around the world in 2009, down from six million in 2008 because of the global recession. But the revellers still managed consumed 6.5 million litres of beer.

This year’s edition will be one day longer than usual and feature a historic reconstruction of the festival in former centuries including an old Oktoberfest tent and twice-daily horse races.

Conceived in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig to some innocent young princess named Therese, the original Oktoberfest was an organised tournament of military horse races on the Wiese, or meadow, where it’s been held ever since.

After a few years everyone realised that horse racing was really boring compared to drinking beer from chalices the size of your head, and the greatest party in the world was born.

Sunskin
Sunskin's profile picture
Eurotripper
EurotripperEurotripperEurotripperEurotripperEurotripper
Eurotrip Points: 1224
Member: 93
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 2 years 44 weeks ago.

I am not certain this is a good move by the powers that be… The EURO has been hard-hit, and the global recession has not improved. I think they should have not only held-steady, but perhaps dropped prices by 5%…

I am leaving from EWR with $4000 for 9 days

MunichBeerBoy