Happy Oktoberfest – or, should we say, Glückliches Oktoberfest! To celebrate Oktoberfest, Skout is making the Beer Gift FREE in the Gift Store Beverage category – Oct. 2 only! Tap here to learn how to give a gift to a Skouter.
Oktoberfest is in full swing, this year being held Sept. 19 through Oct. 4. So now’s the time to bust out your best dirndl, grab a few friends and toast with “Prost!” over a few steins of German beer!
Here are a few facts to get you started celebrating Oktoberfest:
- Oktoberfest, held annually in Munich, Germany, is the world's largest beer festival!
- In 2013, 6.4 million people visited Oktoberfest. To compare, just 68,000 people attended Burning Man that same year!
- Paris Hilton was banned from Oktoberfest for life for promoting a canned wine without permission while wearing a skimpy dirndl.
- The beer halls have seating capacity for 100,000 people, serving 6.7 million liters of beer, with the largest tent seating 10,000 at one time!
To learn more about Oktoberfest, connect with people in Germany using Skout Travel. You can practice your German and maybe get inspired for a future trip!