Autumn’s arrival in southern Germany, Bavaria, is synonymous with Oktoberfest – the world’s famous beer festival. Like many others, when you hear the word Oktoberfest, you’d instantly think that it’s all about German beer. Well, you’re mostly correct.
But did you know that the two-century-old tradition Oktoberfest began as a royal wedding celebration in 1810? All the citizens of Munich were invited and the five days of celebration commenced with a horse race and a veritable feast.
Today, Oktoberfest in Munich typically runs for about 16 to 18 days, and have welcomed over 6 million visitors both locals and tourists alike, and the total beer consumption reached a record 7.5 million Liters last year!
What’s interesting to know is that Oktoberfest has become a global phenomenon and is widely celebrated in other parts of the world. Everyone loves a fresh brew and a good party! It should come as no surprise that Singapore being a cosmopolitan city is also joining in the festivities.
From 10 October to 13 October, Singapore’s luxury hotel with German heritage, The Capitol Kempinski is celebrating Oktoberfest in true Bavarian style featuring German beers from Paulaner Brauhaus and free-flow of Bavarian delicacies by Frieda Restaurant. Non-drinkers are most welcome to join the German fest too! There are non-alcoholic options like Paulaner Alcohol-free Weissbier Beer and the Alpirsbacher Klostrbrau Alcohol-free beer to enjoy.
The four-day extravaganza will take place at the Outdoor Plaza. So gather your beer-loving mates, sing and dance along with Bavarian Oompah band, exchange some Bavarian phrases while you feast, and even stand a chance to win attractive prizes which include a staycation in this luxury hotel!
When: 10 to 13 October 2019
Thu, Fri, Sat (6PM to 11PM)
Sun (12PM to 4PM)
Where: The Capitol Kempinski, Outdoor Plaza, Level 1, 13 Stamford Road
Get your tickets to Oktoberfest 2019 by Kempinski here!