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Easy Oktoberfest German Recipes

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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!

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Oktoberfest History

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.” 

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 spanning more than two weeks. The first Oktoberfest dates back to 1810, and since then it has played an important role in Bavarian culture.”

Festival shutdowns around the world will keep many of us home. But there is no reason to forgo the celebration!

If you can’t attend Oktoberfest and wear your favorite lederhosen or dirndl dress, here are some favorite German street food and festival recipes to make at home!

Top Oktoberfest Celebrations Around the World

TripstoDiscover has identified 8 of their favorite Oktoberfest celebrations around the world. And I’ll add one of mine from the Pacific Northwest because it’s a great festival in a small Willamette Valley Bavarian town.

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Easy German Recipes to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Celebrating Oktoberfest for foodie types is a highlight of early fall. If you're looking for Oktoberfest inspiration, we've gathered some easy German recipes to help!

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