Day 8: Old Oktoberfest

Day 8:  Old Oktoberfest

If after a week you are ready for a break from Oktoberfest, go over to the Oide Wiesn, or "Old Oktoberfest."

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest, in 2010, Oktoberfest planners built a small section of the fairgrounds in a manner reminiscent of Oktoberfests past.  The city expected 300,000 visitors; instead more than a half-million showed up.  So now, Old Oktoberfest is a new tradition.

The Oide Wiesn is the only part of Oktoberfest to charge admission.  But it's just 3 Euros.  Inside are three Bier tents with more traditional music and folk dancing.  There also are traditional carnival rides, some of which are a century old.

Don't be late visiting; the Oide Wiesn closes its gates at 9 pm and stops selling Bier at 9:30.


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