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    Oktoberfest sets off tomorrow!

    Here is a last minute mini guide to OktoberfestThe folk beer festival starts this Saturday. It takes place in the centre of Munich called Wiesn in Bavarian. When you arrive to Munich central railway station, you can't miss it, just follow the colourful crowd wearing traditional Bavarian clothes (otherwise there are plenty of Oktoberfest signs). It is the biggest festival in Germany attracting millions of beer fans from all around the world. The feast will begin on Saturday at 10 am with a breweries carriage parade through Munich to Wiesn. Each brewery has its tent, there will be 14 large tents and 20 smaller ones. Apart from the beer tents, there is a theme park and many small stances with local Bavarian food. The prices for one litre of beer will range from 9,10 to 9,50 €‚ 7.5 million liters of beer were sold last year!

    Oktoberfest dates: 22 September - 7 October

    Beer serving hours:
    Weekdays: 10am - 10:30pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9am - 10:30pm

    Daily tent closing time: 11:30pm

    Entry: free

    Tents are no smoking area.

    Useful Bavarian expressions:

    Grüss Gott (Grusgot) - Hello
    Hendl - grilled chicken
    Helles - the most popular type of Bavarian beer
    Brezn - Bavarian pretzel
    Mass (Mas) - one litre beer
    Mingga - Munich
    Servus - hello and good bye
    Pfird di - good bye
    and one useful German word for cheers - Prost!
    If you want to order some beer at Oktoberfest, you say: Ein Helles bitte - one large beer (1 litre).
    And to order food: Hendl mit Brezn bitte. (roasted chicken with pretzel)

    Make the best of your stay in Munich and hire a car to see more of the city and the Bavaira region. Castles, lakes and the Alps are waiting for you!

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