Wednesday, October 1, 2014

5 reasons why Oktoberfest is our favorite backpacking trip of the year!

At The Backpacker Co, we make it our personal agenda to inspire people to get off their duffs and chase travel experiences that will change their lives forever.

Our favorite festival of the year is underway, and having ‘Been there and done that’ we’re very excited to share our stories!

If you’re a beer enthusiast and haven’t been to the bustling streets of Munich this time of the year, think again. Sit back and let us give you an experiential glimpse of what makes Oktoberfest the most memorable traveling experience for backpackers around the world!

1. Beer Binging:
Think all night beer rages, gastronomical delights, fun fairs, new friendships and an unbridled celebration of life and independence. It’s basically one long MAD party, German style. This will be that pilgrimage you make to pay your respects to the wild and carefree side of you, which otherwise remains buried beneath the motions of everyday life.

2. Spontaneity at its best:
You watch it at the movies, but have you ever actually broken into song and dance in the middle of a crowded street? You’ll do it at the Oktoberfest, and instead of attracting curious glances; you’ll have people joining you in delight! 

3. Costumes and Fun Fairs:
Two words. Fancy Dress!  Almost everyone who attends the Oktoberfest adorns the traditional Bavarian outfit (women in dirndl dresses with an apron tied around, and the men in their lederhosen) Dressing up elevates the local experience to a whole other level, and takes you to an ancient era of frolicking and merrymaking. And guess what, you get to play dress up and yell your guts out at the fun fair rides! From roller coasters to spooky ghost trains, the good old Ferris wheel and the breath-taking Top Spin, there is something for everyone.

4. A Tent-acular Affair:
The Oktoberfest is held inside tents. With as many as 14 different beer tents to choose from, first timers are easily overwhelmed. But trust us, these massive decorated tents make the Oktoberfest a unique party experience. With long tables loaded with mouth watering delicacies to suit every palette, all day live bands and souvenir shops; these tents are bustling with activity and keep your adrenaline pumping throughout the day!

5. Raging After Parties:
While the tents shut down by 10:30 pm,
do not despair if you still feel like refilling your stein after guzzling beer all day. You survivor, you! The after parties are an ode to your stunning capacity, and they continue into the wee hours of the morning!

So go ahead and join us as we live Oktoberfest 2014 with our jolly group of revelers. Watch out for our live updates and posts, and when that travel bug bites you, as it surely will, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to plan your sojourn next year. Planning the trip requires the dedication you unfailingly show to your beer. So take a pledge to give yourself a rollicking time in Munich in 2015. You know you owe it to yourself!


  1. Great stuff! I've visited your website and love some of the other trips listed too. Good going. :)

  2. Lovely! I'm a teetotaller but this article makes me want to visit, even if just for the snacks :D Nicely done!

  3. Thank you so much for your comments, @Richa and @Sharmeen!
    We're really excited to blog about our adventures, do keep reading and giving us your feedback :)