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10 Types of People You'll Meet at Oktoberfest

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Travel Editor
Updated: 14 November 2017
The world’s biggest beer festival kicked off over the weekend. If you missed the opening weekend, don’t worry, there are still two weeks to get yourself to Munich and enjoy one of the best party atmospheres on the planet. These are the people you’re guaranteed to meet at the fest.

1. The stag party

These #ladsontour are the ones in matching fancy dress.

2. American study abroad students gone wild

Where’s the Hofbrau tent, bro?

3. The grizzled Oktoberfest veteran

All they want is to drink in peace and watch the madness pass them by.

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4. The cute family

Get ready for cuteness overload when you see those families dressed head-to-toe in matching lederhosen and dirndl.

5. The British Bavarian


6. The wurst sellers

The men and women with a cauldron of sausages on the sizzle will be your best friends after a few steins.

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7. The blackout

The few who forgot to pace themselves are usually found lying semi naked in a bush outside the festival.

8. The waitress

The true heroines of Oktoberfest can be seen carrying 10 steins at once like it’s nothing.

9. The Munich party boys and playgirls

The ‘VIPs’ of Oktoberfest are the locals with a license to party.

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10. The Australians

The Ozzies on their fifth straight Oktoberfest, wearing lederhosen that haven’t been washed since the first.

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