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.
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.
Oktoberfest 2021 has been cancelled due to the pandemic.
The 187th Munich Oktoberfest will take place from the 17th September to the 3rd October 2022.
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), Nürnberger 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 cheeseBreads and Desserts:
Brez'n (Pretzels), Dampfnudel (sweet yeast dumplings), Gingerbread hearts
German Sauerkraut Recipe
German Pretzel Recipe
German Pork Roast (Schweinebraten)
German Potato Salad Recipe (Kartoffelsalat)
German Potato Dumplings (Kartoffelknoedel)
German Apple Strudel Recipe (Apfelstrudel)
German Beer Mixed Drinks (Radler, Russenmass)