Do/Events Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest: It’s a marathon, not a sprint

We all know that Oktoberfest means it’s time to don your drinking boots and get ready for a beer and pretzel induced haze.

We’ve put together a handy list of lessons learnt during this year’s haze, so that next year we can take on Oktoberfest like the locals do. Help.

Calling Oktoberfest the ‘Wiesn’ will help you blend in with the locals. No one likes to be the stand-out tourist.
Oktoberfest is affectionately known as the “Wiesn” by locals, after the plot of land on which it takes place

Get dressed up; it’s all part of the fun.
Don’t be surprised by the amount of people dressed in tracht, the traditional dress worn in Bavaria.
Hint for the guys: If a lady’s bow is on the left side then she’s single, on the right side she’s taken, and in the middle means she is a virgin.

Pace yourself: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
The Germans have a word for people who go to hard, and you don’t want to end up among the “Bierleichen” (beer corpses). But just in case you do get taken by a danger stein, the Red Cross set up hangover beds and they’ve also got spare pants, too, just in case you need them.

Resist the urge to put your foot on the table and chug your entire beer.
A foot on the table signals that you are prepared to chug your entire stein. If you’re bold enough to try, it’s important to realise that your failure will also equal 5000-8000 spectators booing you, so make sure you back yourself.

Most importantly, know your hangover cure.
Water, Paracetamol, Coffee, Coca Cola, Burger, Fries, Schnitzel, Recovery Beers….

Tips provided by SmartBuyGlasses.

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