Beer, Bratwurst and Burgundian ham

Beer                   Oktoberfest, picture by April Keogh

Oktoberfest is an annual festival that celebrates the best of German culture.

It ran in Dublin from September 17th and finished on October 4th, on George’s Dock in the IFSC Docklands.

It featured a wide range of German food delicacies, and of course, ice cold steins of beer. A variety of entertainment was offered to the public including traditional German music, with a house band called Mostlandstürmer.

The celebration first began on the 12th of October 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event.

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Picture by April Keogh

The traditional German cuisine offered at this year’s celebration included bratwurst, hanx, saurkraut, roasted potatoes, burgundian ham, schmalzkuchen, pretzels, fresh potato chips, steak and burger (with a German twist) and German candy.

The range of traditional German beers included fresh tapped German Erdinger and wheat beer.






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