Sometimes you get a few vacation days with your husband and go on romantic, relaxing getaways. Other times, your husband requests, adamantly, that he wants to spend your holiday surrounded by tens of thousands of people drinking gallons (literally) of beer.
Yes, we completed that bucket list item of Oktoberfest in Munich last weekend, and yes, it was insane. So many people. So much beer. Lots of really adorable dirndls. That was my biggest takeaway.
We arrived at the fest early-ish (we were staying an hour outside the city — budgets, y'all — so super early wasn't too appealing to us) around 8:30 a.m. and somehow, were magically let into the front of a very long line outside of the Schützen-Festzelt tent by a super nice guard after no prompting at all (literally, he just let us under the rope. We were very fortunate). We shuffled our way into the tent after they opened around 9 a.m. among the throngs of people and found a nice table right by the railing on the upper floor. Beer was immediately served, we partook and the day began.