Oktoberfest is originally an event held in Munich, Germany and it’s known as the biggest and most productive people’s fair on Earth! Six million people go and consume about seven million liters of beer in an event which usually lasts for 16 days. The city is packed with people and every possible accommodation will be booked weeks before the event.
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Due to its huge popularity, the festivities have spread to other countries and cities as well. If you can’t make it to Munich this year, don’t worry, you can enjoy your beer and bratwurst in Barcelona too!
The opening ceremony starts at 17.00 on Friday October 4th. The drinking and eating goes on for ten days until Sunday the 13th. In the event area, Plaza Universo, there will be a huge festival tent with a large amount of bars within. There will of course be plenty of beer from a variety of countries, as well as traditional Bavarian food, including pork knuckle and German sausages.
The atmosphere is mimicking the original festival of Munich with the stands, activities and entertainment having the touch of German culture. Polka bands in traditional German costumes and DJs will be providing the music for the event. Oktoberfest is also a festival for the whole family, so you can bring your kids with you! There are five different places of fun activity for children in the festival area, which could be fun for the adult participants as well! More about activities can be found here in Spanish and Catalan.
There is no entrance fee to the event, so you can just go and sense the German atmosphere and traditions and get a free experience out of it. The capacity of the event is limited, so to make sure you get a seat at the festival area, you can make a table reservation for free on their website.
If you want to enjoy Oktoberfest Barcelona to the fullest, these two German sentences might come in handy: Ein bier bitte (One beer please) and Prost! (Cheers!). Got it? Sehr gut, let’s go!
Opening times for Oktoberfest Barcelona 2013:
- Friday Oct 4th 17 – 02
- Saturday Oct 5th 12 – 02
- Sunday Oct 6th 12 – 00
- Monday Oct 7th 17 – 00
- Tuesday Oct 8th 17 – 00
- Wednesday Oct 9th 17 – 00
- Thursday Oct 10th 17 – 00
- Friday Oct 11th 17 – 02
- Saturday Oct 12th 12 – 02
- Sunday Oct 13th 12 – 00
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