Rainy Oktoberfest

It has been pouring rain over Munich for two straight days in a row now. The huge beer gardens outside the Oktoberfest tents are empty, where otherwise they would be packed with people having a good time. And it is not just raining, no, temperatures have dropped to 7 °C (45 °F), so nobody wants to do anything outside, be it watching the people or taking a nap on the grass below the Bavaria monument.

But inside the tents the action is as hot as always. You hardly notice the weather. But it gets a bit cramped as everyone is trying to get a table early in the afternoon. Expect problems even at 3:30pm if you have not got a reservation. In this case you can only watch out for the areas without reservations (“Reservierungsfreier Bereich”) where you can get a space, at least in theory. Or you ask politely one of the waitresses whether they are aware of some space for your group.

Anyway, here are a couple of shots from this week (including those taken on the first weekend). Enjoy!

Oktoberfest in rain
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Oktoberfest auf der Theresienwiese im Regen
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Frisbee Oktoberfest München
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Oktoberfest Wellenflug at Night
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Oktoberfest in the evening
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