German Oktoberfest Recipes Oktoberfest Food in Germany

Celebrate with my German Oktoberfest recipes and create your own Oktoberfest menu. The Oktoberfest is not just about beer and more beer, your Oktoberfest food is important too!

If you can't get to the Oktoberfest in Germany this year then celebrate with your own Oktoberfest party.


So if you're planning an Oktoberfest feast you'll find ideas below. I have also included a little bit of Oktoberfest history.

History Of  The Oktoberfest In Germany

The history of Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest began as a celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. Today the annual celebration continues, beginning on the third weekend in September and continuing through the first Sunday in October.

Munich's largest and most traditional breweries are present and invite visitors to drink beer by the litre. Each brewery has its own massive marquee and pre-booking is a must. Don't worry, there is also water and other drinks available. You can eat traditional Bavarian food such as pretzels with a diameter of 15 inches. Enjoy yourself by listening to live brass bands playing traditional Bavarian music. A great big party with thousands of people from all over the word. There is a also a large fairground.

You will find Bavarian men dressed in Lederhosen which are short leather breeches and ladies in a Dirndl which is a type of traditional dress with a bodice and an apron.

When Is Oktoberfest 2016?

The Munich Oktoberfest will take place from the 17th September to the 3rd October 2016.

Oktoberfest Food Recipes

In addition to the beer, visitors to the Oktoberfest can enjoy some very traditional Bavarian dishes. I've listed some of the foods that are traditionally served at the Oktoberfest in Munich and you'll also find recipes you can make.


Sausages: Weisswurst (White Sausage), N├╝rnberger Rostbratwurst (grilled sausages), Bratwurst, Wiener

Chicken: roast chicken usually served as 1/2 grilled chicken (Hendl)

Pork: Schweinshaxn/Eisbein (crispy pork knuckle), Schweinsbraten (sliced roast pork) with dumplings and Sauerkraut

Fish: Whole mackerels roasted on sticks (Steckerlfisch), Fischsemmel (Herring or Salmon in a bun)

Cheese: Obatzda, sliced Emmental cheese

Breads and Desserts:

Brez'n (Pretzels), Dampfnudel (sweet yeast dumplings), Gingerbread hearts

What's On The Oktoberfest Menu?

German Sauerkraut Recipe

German Pretzel Recipe

Obatzder (cheese)

German Pork Roast (Schweinebraten)

German Potato Salad Recipe (Kartoffelsalat)

German Potato Dumplings (Kartoffelknoedel)

German Apple Strudel Recipe (Apfelstrudel)

German Beer Mixed Drinks (Radler, Russenmass)

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Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!