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Travelzoo heads to Oktoberfest in Germany

Travelzoo heads to Oktoberfest in Germany


Will: WOWEE! MY AUNT AND UNK ARE OVER THERE READY TO EAT THESE. THEY’RE VERY EXCITED. Brendan: THIS MORNING IN GOING PLACES, GRAB A GLASS. OKTOBERFEST IS ALREADY UNDER WAY. AND OUR FRIEND GABE, SENIOR EDITOR FOR TRAVEL ZOO, IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF GERMANY. HEY, GABE. GREETINGS FROM BEAUTIFUL MUNICH, GERMANY. AT OKTOBERFEST 2017. WE’RE HERE ON OPENING WEEKEND OF WHAT IS THE BIGGEST FOLK FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD AND A FIELD EXTRAVAGANZA THAT GOES ON FOR 18 DAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 3. LET’S BEGIN BY TALKING ABOUT THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM AND I AM WEARING LEDERHOSEN. IN A LOT OF WAYS OKTOBERFEST IS A FASHION SHOW. THE LEDERHOSEN ARE PASSED ON TO KIDS GENERATIONS AFTER GENERATIONS SO I’M DEFINITELY FITING IN QUITE NICELY. THE ONLY QUESTION IS WHICH OF MY SONS WILL BE GETTING THE LEDERHOSEN ONCE THIS IS SAID AND DONE. THOUSANDS HAVE DESCEND ON WHAT IS A 100-ACRE PARTY SCENE HERE IN MUNICH. LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT AND LOTS OF FUN. MULTIPLE TENTS ARE ERECTED FOR OKTOBERFEST SPECIFICALLY. THEY’RE BUILT OVER THE COULDSER OF A COUPLE OF MONTHS. THEY’RE UP OVER THE 18-DAY FESTIVAL AND THEN TAKEN DOWN SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS WHEN OKTOBERFEST IS DONE ON OCTOBER 3. AT LEAST 7,000 TO 8,000 PEOPLE ARE INSIDE THESE TENTS AT ONE PARTICULAR TIME. 47,000 LITERS OF BEER POURED OUT THIS TENT EVERY SINGLE DAY. I GOT TO GO ON STAGE AND CONDUCT THE ORCHESTRA, WHICH WAS THRILL. MUSE SICK A HUGE PART OF WHAT IS GOING ON HERE AS IS ENTERTAINMENT. FOOD IS BIG AS WELL. CHICKEN IS SERVED. LOTS OF SAUSAGES AND PRETZELS AS WELL. AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS REALLY ALL ABOUT THE BEER. THE BEER IS A TRADITIONAL BAVARIAN DELICACY, IF YOU WILL. AND SINCE 1810, THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE BEER HERE IN MUNICH, ESPECIALLY DURING OKTOBERFEST. CHEERS AND HAPPY OKTOBERFEST. Brendan: SO GREAT. Will: SO MUCH FUN. Michaela: BEER AND PRETZELS, SIGN ME UP. Brendan: GIANT GOBLETS, CHALICE-LIKE. Will: I KNOW. Michaela: I HAD A FRIEND WHO WENT TO OKTOBERFEST LAST YEARS AND HE HAD A GREAT TIME AND HE GOT ALL DRESSED UP FOR THE GARDEN. Brendan: YOU HAVE TO WEAR THE LEDERHOSEN. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO OUR BUDDY GABE. WE WANT HIM TO HAVE A GREAT TIME OVER THERE. AS HE MENTIONED, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT OKTOBERFEST DOESN’T GO TOO DEEP INTO


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