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is the world‘s largest funfair held annually in Munich. It is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often simply called "Wiesn", after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds ("Theresienwiese") themselves. Every year about 7 million liters of the special Oktoberfest beer, 70,000 pork knuckles and 500,000 roast chickens are sold.
(German: Bierkrüge) are traditional Bavarian drinking vessels, mostly made of ceramic or glass. Some of the oldfashioned beer mugs have lids, made of pewter and other metals, which are sometimes engraved with names or logos. The lid was meant to keep insects or leaves away from fallig into the mugs. There are two sizes of mugs, the "Bierkrug" is suitable for 0,5 liters of beer and the "Maßkrug" contains one liter.
(German: Lebkuchenherzen) are sweet and spicy, heart shaped cakes that are made of ginger, farina and honey. They are mostly sold on German Christmas markets and public festivals like the Oktoberfest. Different sayings on them and their special receipe, that makes them eatable for a long time, make them the perfect Bavarian souvenir for everyone and any occasion.
is a football stadium in Munich with a 69,901 seating capacity. Widely known for its exterior of inflated ETFE plastic panels, it is the first stadium in the world with a full color-changing exterior. Due to this fact, the stadium, which is the home of the FC Bayern München, has been nicknamed an "inflatable boat" (German: Schlauchboot).
(German: Weißwurst; literally white sausage) is a traditional Bavarian sausage made from very finely minced veal and fresh pork back bacon. Weisswurst is brought to the table in a big bowl together with the cooking liquid that was used to preparation so it doesn’t cool down too much, then eaten without the skin. It is commonly served with a special Bavarian sweet mustard (German: Weißwurstsenf) and accompanied by Pretzels (Bavarian: Brezen) and wheat beer (Bavarian: Weißbier).