The Best Of Oktoberfest By Coach...
09 September 2011
External Link: www.nationalexpress.com
Here Eurolines, Europe’s largest scheduled coach operator, highlights some of the best Bavarian inspired events - ranging from back yard breweries in Rulle to designer drinks in Amsterdam.
Stuttgart Beer Festival:
Held in Stuttgart’s Wasen fairground this is one of the largest and most beautiful beer festivals in the world, the centrepiece being a 24m highly decorated fruit column. A truly unique experience - combining big wheels with beers.
Dates: 23 September to 9 October
Get there: Eurolines operate services from London to Stuttgart from £62
More information: www.stgt.com/stuttgart/volkfste.htm
Brassigaume – The International Festival of Small Breweries
If you love your beer but hate bar queues this is the perfect combination of eclectic drinks and relaxation. It takes place in Rulles where you can meet 22 Master-Brewers and taste over 80 unique beers.
Dates: 15 – 16 October
Get there: Eurolines operate services to nearby Brussels and Luxemburg from £42 return
More information: www.brassigaume.be
Amsterdam Bar Week
Those who prefer their drink tall with a mixer might be more inclined to indulge in Amsterdam Bar Week. This September Amsterdam’s top bars and clubs are offering discounts and special events to showcase the very best for the young and beautiful across the capital.
Dates: 19 to 23 September
Get there: Eurolines operate daily services from London to Amsterdam from £42 return
More information: www.amsterdambarweek.nl
However for traditional ‘oom pah pah’ you really can’t beat Munich Oktoberfest - definitely the largest and most famous beer fair in the world. It started as a wedding celebration for the Bavarian crown prince on October 12 1810 and now takes place annually before the first Sunday in October. Six million adults are expected to descend on the city for the annual celebration of Bavarian life, including many Brits.
Dates: 17 September to 3 October
Get there: Eurolines operate services from London from £62 return
More information: www.oktoberfest.de/en/
And if you’re Bavarian living in Britain you don’t need to miss out! Britain’s very own Oktoberfest is taking place in Shoreditch Park. For the £33 entry fee you get two litres of beer, food and a host of traditional Munich musicians.
Dates: 22 September to 2 October
Get there: National Express services operate from across Britain direct to London
More information: www.london-oktoberfest.co.uk/
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