This autumn, the city of Munich will proudly celebrate its brewing prowess for the 185th annual Oktoberfest! Despite its name the festival actually takes place from 22 September – 7 October and flybmi offers double daily flights directly to the city from Bristol.
Set within a whopping 34.5 hectares, the festival is home to some 545 businesses selling everything from beers and wines to food and gifts. Also new for 2018 are four fun rides to keep visitors young and old entertained. The high adrenaline rides will swing, spin, fly and drop participants through the air with hair-raising speed and height and have names including the ‘The Pendulum of Chaos’ and ‘The Predator’.
The festival commences at noon on Saturday 22 September when the Mayor of Munich officially taps the first keg of Oktoberfest beer in the Schottenhamel tent and it will open daily from 10am until midnight. Entry to the festival itself is free, visitors will just need to pay for their drinks, souvenirs, rides and any other purchases.
It’s open to all, with families particularly welcome on Tuesdays, which are always designated ‘family fun days’ with the fairground and many vendors offering special promotions. The festival closes on Sunday 7 October at 11.30pm.
flybmi flies double daily from Bristol to Munich with one-way fares from only £108 per person. All fares are inclusive of 23kg hold luggage, complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks, allocated seating and speedy 30-minute check-in, meaning visitors can maximise their time at the festival.