Thursday Photo Friday #10

October 30, 2008

in Cheap Activities, Drink, Entertainment, Europe, Food, Germany, Photos, Travel, Web Tips

Until you’ve seen Oktoberfest for yourself, you’re probably not going to believe me when I tell you it’s like the State Fair, minus the animals (butter or otherwise), plus traditional costumes and, obviously, Maß upon Maßloads of beer.

Once you’re there, you’ll wonder why anyone ever thought it was a good idea to mix overconsumption of food and alcohol with expensive clothes and twisty-whirly rides! Hopefully you won’t be wondering it all over your lederhosen . . .

That said, it is possible to go to the ‘Fest and have good (if expensive), wholesome family fun. For me — who’s not afraid of heights — there’s nothing simpler or less intimidating than the ferris wheel. If you find yourself on the Wies’n during daylight hours, hop aboard with a sugary or salty snack of your choice and take in the city views at the wheel’s leisurely pace.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nomadic Matt 10.30.08 at 6:32 pm

what’s lama?

2 Heatheronhertravels 10.30.08 at 9:00 pm

That ferris wheel looks like fun, a bit like the London Eye.

3 Amy @ The Q Family 10.31.08 at 3:29 pm

Beautiful picture! I’m sure Alcohol and Ferris Wheel is such a great combination! :) We love the fair here but never been to a real Oktoberfest. Looks so much fun.

4 Linda (minnemom) 10.31.08 at 3:41 pm

Great picture! Where is this Oktoberfest located?

5 poetloverrebelspy 10.31.08 at 3:46 pm

That’d be Munich, Minnemom — about a month ago.

6 wandermom 10.31.08 at 3:57 pm

I’m just not sure I could manage a ferris wheel after beers. But that’s an awesome photo.

7 Caitlin 10.31.08 at 4:03 pm

Lovely pic by the way. You make Oktoberfest sound way more fun and possibly more family oriented than I imagined – I always thought it was just beer tents and drunk people virtually nothing else but a whole fairground atmosphere sounds good.

Minnemom, I expect this is THE Oktoberfest in Munich. All the others are just pale imitations.

8 Angela Nickerson 10.31.08 at 5:24 pm

Really beautiful photo! Cheers — or should I say, “prost!”

9 Dominique 10.31.08 at 7:08 pm

Love this photo! I’m always taking pictures of “structures”…bridges, buildings…This photo reminds me a bit of one I took straight up under the lighted Eiffel Tower at night.

10 Meg (B2B) 10.31.08 at 9:46 pm

I am dizzy just thinking about the beer and wheel.

Beautiful photograph!

11 jyl_mommygossip 11.02.08 at 1:16 am

Beautiful pic! Would love to attend Oktoberfest :) .

12 Debbie 11.02.08 at 1:19 am

What a beautiful shot. I wish I had your eye.

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