Here's the hotel where I stayed while in Munich. Again, small but
comfortable, and the staff were extremely helpful.
Entering Oktoberfest I came across a real pony ride for the kids. Any
illusions I may have had at that moment of this being just a carnival
were soon shattered.
The classic macho game of "hit the lever and ring the bell". A couple
guys actually did it.
Here it is. The sign over my first beer garden experience. The next few images
come from the beer garden of Paulaner. Basically, one just finds an open space to
sit, waits for the beer girls, and states "en beer" in the poor American immitation
of German. 1 L beers cost about $5.50 American dollars. It didn't take too many to
This is the nice couple from New Zeland that sat down and talked with me over
a couple beers. Quite a way to vacation!
This is the statue which looks out over the Oktoberfest site. The little
specks at the base are people. Following it is an image of the sign at the
base of the statue and a view of the columns and busts behind it.
Another beer garden just around sunset. Sat down here for my third and final
At the last place, caught this guy in more traditional garb. Quite a few
people actually dressed for the occasion.
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