After my venture into 24-hours in Oktoberfest, here's what I recommend to make the most of your Oktoberfest experience in Munich.
Oktoberfest is best enjoyed by wearing the local garb. Dirndls and liederhosen are for sale throughout the town.
Don't forget to eat, and well drink, throughout the day. The tents are calmer in the late morning and early afternoon so its easier to get a beer and stand naturally without the feelings of being squished inside of a sardine can. The Maß (mass) is what you'll be drinking inside the tent. Depending on your perception 14 to 15 euros is either cheap or expensive.
The trick is that you have to keep drinking in order to remain inside the tent. Some tents have waiting lines, so once a certain amount of people leave, another batch can enter. The HB tent is the most wild, so I suggest checking out other tents to experience the local flare (which will be much calmer than the HB tent).
If you got the guts, stand on the table and chug your Maß. The only thing is if you fail, you'll be booed most likely get some fries, bread, cabbage and whatever else thrown at you.
In today's age, things happen so quickly so its important to have your wits about you. In 2016, a young man took advantage of a young female Asian tourist, but luckily cops noticed this in the park and aided the situation. The landscape of German culture has changed drastically since 2015 and there's no room to be naive in such situations that do not feel right.
What's your favorite part of Oktoberfest?