Celebrating Oktoberfest is a highlight of early fall. And if you’re looking for Oktoberfest inspiration, we’ve gathered some easy German recipes you will love!
In case you’re not visiting Munich, and want a bit of history on Oktoberfest, The Telegraph explains,
“The original Oktoberfest in October 1810 was held in honour of the wedding between Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. For five full days, the burghers of Munich were invited to eat, drink and be merry, and enjoy parades involving kettle drums and music, shooting displays and a horse race around a meadow on the edge of town. Such a good time was had by all that it was decided to stage the race (and the accompanying indulgences) every year. There has been the occasional pause in proceedings (usually at times of war), but this year will mark the 184th time Oktoberfest is held.”
Celebrating Oktoberfest in Munich
They say, “Over a hundred oxen and more than 500 thousand chickens are cooked for visitors of the festival. Every year from 6 to 7 million people visit this amazing event over two weeks. The first Oktoberfest dates back to 1810, and since then it has played an important role in Bavarian culture.”
If you can’t go to Munich between mid-September and early October, here are some recipes and ideas to make at home!
“This German Cucumber Salad is budget-friendly, easy to make, and perfect for a family dinner, party, or potluck. Cucumber salad (called Gurkensalat in German) is very popular in Germany and is often served as a side dish with meat or fish.”