Chuck's Oktoberfest & More Trip Report

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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby The Great Zo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:10 am

A Chuck TR is always a must read!

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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby cfc » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:45 am

^It does sum up Munich during Oktoberfest pretty well. :lol:

Nrthwnd wrote:Was there anything food-wise, that was "different" for you to have, Chuck?
Besides all that....protein, lol. And beer. :wink:

Great TR of Everything, btw!


I think the only somewhat "odd" thing I tried was pork knuckle (essentially, a roasted pig leg). It was OK, but I think I'll stick to schnitzel and beer. ;) I had the best curry wurst ever at Oktoberfest, too.
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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby jynx242 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:41 am

Thanks Chuck. I always enjoy your reports and this one is no different =) . Oktoberfest is one of my (many) bucket list items.
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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby boldikus » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:59 am

Great report, Chuck! :nina:
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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby Philrad71 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:52 pm

cfc wrote:^It does sum up Munich during Oktoberfest pretty well. :lol:

Nrthwnd wrote:Was there anything food-wise, that was "different" for you to have, Chuck?
Besides all that....protein, lol. And beer. :wink:

Great TR of Everything, btw!


I think the only somewhat "odd" thing I tried was pork knuckle (essentially, a roasted pig leg). It was OK, but I think I'll stick to schnitzel and beer. ;) I had the best curry wurst ever at Oktoberfest, too.


Yeah, I tried that too...wasn't it called Schweinhocks or something like that? I stuck to currywurst and schnitzel after that myself! :lol:
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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:14 pm

For those, like myself, who didn't know....

Schweinshaxe is a large pork knuckle roasted till crispy on the outside
and fork tender on the inside. This style is popular in Bavaria.


And I myself, am not totally "sold" on Currywurst.
I'm like others I know, who don't like Poutine. Period.
To each their own. :smile:

And then there's mayonnaise on fries....
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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby alexinla » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:10 am

Mayonaise on fries is a must! I personally like it. How could you not like Currywurst? Never met anyone who did not love it,lol.
Love the trip report, just a quick correction. The tents are not quickly build, they start in July constructing them. Taking them down is rather quick though. Same with rides,it is amazing. I walked one day after closing over the grounds and Alpina Bahn(which is massive) was almost gone(besides the station and ground tracks) and that was 12 hours after closing. Just wow.

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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby cfc » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:49 am

^"Quick" is a relative term. It's remarkable how they build what amounts to a small city on the festival grounds each year.
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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby x2isawesome » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:16 am

Is the awesome lighting and music package a standard thing on the octoberfest flat rides? If so, how come we can't get nice things like that over here.
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Re: Chuck's Oktoberfest Trip Report

Postby alexinla » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:25 am

x2isawesome wrote:Is the awesome lighting and music package a standard thing on the octoberfest flat rides? If so, how come we can't get nice things like that over here.


Easy to explain, in the US most fair and rides are owned by one company, no need to upgrade, in Germany every ride is individually owned by families, so they have to outdo each other to gain attention, hence, they invest in there rides to make it stand out compared to the ride next door

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