O’zapft is! Enjoy the authentic Oktoberfest in Playa de Palma
The Oktoberfest is Germany’s biggest and best-known folk celebration. It’s been held in the Bavarian city of Munich since 1810 between the months of September and October.
The first Oktoberfest was held to celebrate the marriage of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in the Theresienwiese, a well-known open space in the city. Ever since, thousands of locals and tourists have been meeting every year in the same place to taste the city’s own beers, eat traditional dishes such as Schweinshaxe (roasted ham hock) and enjoy the traditional costumes of Bavaria’s capital city.
Curiously enough, in spite of the “October” in the name, the greater part of the festival is usually held in September. The reason? To make the most of “Indian summer” weather, since the celebration takes place in the open air. To discover more curious facts and further details about one of the world’s most famous festivals you can look it up in Wikipedia.
This folk festival’s already being held in many other of the world’s cities. Not just in Germany, or in European cities including Belgium and Spain, but also in Venezuela, Chile, Argentina… Naturally, we too have our own version of the Oktoberfest in Mallorca.
Very close to our hotel in Playa de Palma, in the street popularly known as “Schinkenstrasse” (Ham Street), you’ll find the Bierkönig Mallorca beer garden, where you’ll be able to enjoy the authentic Oktoberfest spirit between 5th September and 12th October. Musical performances, waiters in traditional costume, a special set meal that includes the best dishes in Bavarian gastronomy and a spectacular selection of beers will make you feel like you’re in the heart of Bavaria… but with better weather and by the seaside!
Take up one of the September special offers at Pabisa Hotels and don’t miss the Mallorca Oktoberfest 2014, a late-season red-letter event in Playa de Palma. If you want to find out all the details about the party at Bierkönig don’t hesitate to ask our reception staff. Prost!