Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Germany part 6: More beer!

We woke up around 8 on Friday....sleeping in rocks! Then we caught the breakfast buffet at our hotel. German breakfasts are very different from our own. There were a lot of different breads, cold cuts and cheeses. There weren't many hot items at any of the different breakfast buffets. I basically made a little sandwich and had a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I have to say, that I prefer Irish breakfast over German breakfast. Josh really enjoyed the German breakfast though.

We walked back to Oktoberfest (luckily it was only about 0.7miles from our hotel). It was about 10am and a little early for beer in my opinion so we stopped by a few tents and took some pictures.

The Hippodrom tent

this one reminded me of a circus!

Fischer Vroni tent (this is the fishy tent!)

It had a boat inside!


they have a crossbow competition in this tent!

Augustiner tent

We decided to stop in for a drink!

Josh had wanted to try the beer at this beer tent. It is supposed to be the best beer at Oktoberfest and it ended up being our favorite! As the minutes went by, more and more people were pouring into the tent so we decided to hang out here for awhile. It was a bit early still, but since it was Friday, we ran the risk of not being able to sit down later.
I did not drink 2...although I currently look like I did

This has become Josh's favorite picture pose.

YAY!!! Success! 

The "proper" way to drink a big beer

I think josh is full of beer

No more beer for him!

New Friends! Josh had a lot of fun talking with Marc, the guy in the red shirt. We were in this tent for hours :)

All done. I should have taken a picture of the yummy half chicken...but I was half way through it before I thought of it!

 By the time we left, the place was packed and finding a seat was next to impossible. 2pm on a Friday is very different than 2pm on a Wednesday! So we tried to continue our quest to see all the beer tents, but walking through the street was getting harder and harder.

Bavarian Heaven!

Beer horses!


Me and the horsey!

This is where the first keg is tapped to start Oktoberfest!


Paulaner was super tight by this point and would not let me in with my camera.

sweet shoes


We finished up our day by doing a little more shopping in Munich. At a sporting goods store I "met" my favorite soccer player!

Josh and I had an early flight and had to be up at 3am (yuck), so we called it a day and headed back to the hotel. I had a lot of fun on this trip, but I couldn't wait to get home. I had a special someone waiting for me, after all

Germany part 5: Munich

After our trip to Dachau, we decided to spend a little time exploring Munich because the beer tents were all crazy full. We figure we had a whole day to go back to Oktoberfest, so we could spend some time in the city.

Josh in the heart of Munich

European streets are so pretty!

I loved all the window boxes full of flowers! We saw these everywhere in Germany.

After spending some time exploring Munich, we were hungry and tired. We decided to walk back to the Oktoberfest grounds to get dinner. Our tour guide had told us that there were a number of Oktoberfest specialties and we wanted to try as many of them as possible.

On of those specialties were these fish. They were being roasted outside and smelled wonderful. It was a little pricey, but worth it!

 Another Oktoberfest treat....giant Pretzels! These sure do put our tiny, greasy mall pretzels to shame.

Dinner! (nom nom nom)