- Departure on friday , september 23, 2011 after the conference
- Pick up at the conference centre around 12:30 pm by bus
- Departure back to Augsburg is planned at about 6:00 pm
- Offer is limited to probably 50 persons (first come first serve)
- Extra costs for the trip will be around 65€
- Registration for the Oktoberfest trip together with the conference registration
The Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with some six million people attending every year. It is a 16- to 18-day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October.
The Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In 2010, the festival lasts exceptionally until the first October Monday, to mark the 200 year jubilee of the event. The festival is held on an area named the Theresienwiese, often called Wiesn for short, which is located near Munich's centre South East of the main train station.
Visitors can eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick) or Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Pretzel) and drink the world famous bavarian beer in one of the fourteen Bierzelte (beer tent) on the Theresienwiese.
But whether you believe it or not, a lot of visitors actually don't come the Oktoberfest for the beer but for the many, many other attractions on the Theresienwiese. Amusement rides, roller coasters, carousels in all kinds of variations and ghost trains with real ghostes im them provide joy without end. You can also show your skills, when it comes to shooting with airguns or popping balloons with darts.
If you visit the Oktoberfest you should of course not miss to wear the right outfit: Dirndl an Lederhosen