Sunday, October 01, 2006

Oktoberfest

For our last day in Bavaria we stopped off in Munich. We toured the Alte Pinakothek(great art gallery) and walked through the Marianplatz. Anticipating the whole time the most well-known festival in Germany. That's right, folks: we made it to Oktoberfest!

Let me attempt to paint you a picture.

Imagine Canada's Wonderland, in the summer, with all the rides and games. It is hot and sweaty and packed with people. Now, put in giant-pretzel stands, gingerbread cookies and for each one of those there are 2 schnitzel and wurst stands. Now imagine huge event tents, each the siye of a footbal field packed with long tables. Each table is shoulder to shoulder with people, each with their own GIGANTIC beer (bigger than a BP schnooer). Put the whole scene in Germany, complete with traditional German dress and singing, and there zou have it: Oktoberfest!

It was a crazy experience. When we got to the park at 230pm there were absolutely no seats left! I guess the Germans get up early!




SIDENOTE to whoever is pretending to be Karly in the comments: please stop. (Thanks)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What are the chances?!?!, Thanks for the emails.......

Marta said...

These pretzels are making me thirsty...someone had to say it! Why wasn't the deep fried ball of dough good?

Anonymous said...

your trip looks amazing- I am very jealous that you went to Oktoberfest without me.
And for the record I appreciated Karly's smartly worded commentary-you should consider asking her to keep writting.

missing you guys lots
Ann

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Anonymous said...

Bring back Karly!!!

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Anonymous said...

nice photos!!!
Paul & Rhonda

Anonymous said...

that beer looks quenching

Jas

Jessica said...

Kristen,

I can't believe that you called and I missed it :(

What is with the lack of updates, if you guys have a tracker on this, yes I do check everyday!!!!

Luv yah

Jess said...

KP, lack of updates, what is going on, I miss your adventures

Anonymous said...

The trip looks amazing. I have been reading but not commenting , I was waiting for Doris to post first. I was a little disappointed that I did not see a white dress in Switzerland.
Shelly