With Oktoberfest Brisbane only a month away, we decided we should give you the lowdown on how best to embrace your inner German!
Germans love their food and drink!
It’s hard to think of Germany without thinking of pretzels, bratwursts and beer. At Oktoberfest Brisbane, there are more food options than you could possibly stomach in one sitting! Whether you like something savoury like the pork knuckles, bratwurst varieties, sauerkraut, schnitzels or pretzels, or have a craving for something sweet like strudel, pastries or Black Forest cake – you’ll find all of it and more at the largest and most authentic Oktoberfest in Australia!
As for the beer, brush up on the German way to order it! For a lager, your order would be for a Helles, a wheat beer is a Weissbier and for a handcrafted dark beer, you order a Dunkelbier. We also have options for non-beer drinkers. Alcoholic options include a wide variety of German wines and non-alcoholic options include non-alcoholic beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Germans love to dress up!
It’s true, Germans like to make a good impression, and in style. While embracing the authenticity at Oktoberfest Brisbane, why not slip into the traditional German garb?
For the men, there is the Lederhosen in varying lengths, along with different designs and embellishments. For the ladies, there are plenty of Dirndl options – ranging from the basic ones, to unique, one-of-a-kind designs.
Fun fact: the side on which the Dirndl apron bow is tied indicates the whether a woman is “taken” or not!
Germans love their football!
“Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.” – Gary Lineker
Germans love football. It is quite possible that the most passionate you will see a German person is when they are watching, playing, talking about, thinking about or dreaming of, football.
Fun fact: The German Football Association consists of more than 26,000 clubs and 178,000 teams. There are more football fan clubs in Germany than any other country.
Germans love to dance!
Dancing is a German love dating back centuries and is still a great focus of the German culture today.
In the 19th century, Germans turned their traditional German dance “Der Deutsche” (The German) into the Waltz, simply by upping the tempo!
Fun Fact: In 18th century Bavaria, some forms of dance were forbidden for about 30 years as they were deemed immoral… they invoked “obscene behaviour”, leading good men and women into temptation outside of wedlock! Dirty Dancing had nothing on 18th Century Bavaria!
For more fun and inspiring German-isms, come visit us over the second and third weekends of Oktober at the Brisbane Showgrounds, and experience what it truly means to Embrace Your Inner German!