• The German Rauchermann, commonly known as a “German smoker,” is an incense-burning decoration from the Ore Mountains (the Erzgebirge). These German smokers are wooden figurines usually carved into small men. The upper part of its body is hollowed out so cone incense can be placed inside. The cone incense then burns inside the figurine and […]

    Read More >
  • Nutcrackers are a huge part of Christmas decorating. The most common nutcracker is the in the form of a wooden soldier, which we’ve had for about 200 years now. However, nut-cracking devices have had a long-stemming evolution for a few thousand years. Read on to learn more about the history of the nutcracker and how […]

    Read More >
  • In English, they are known as the Ore Mountains. In the Czech Republic, they are the Krusne hory. The Germans call them the Erzgebirge. The Erzgebirge Region forms today’s border between Germany and the Czech Republic. They also served as the border between Saxony and Bohemian kingdom in the middle ages. This is a historic […]

    Read More >
  • As we move closer to Oktoberfest season, it’s time for you to start figuring out how you’re going to throw your Oktoberfest party. You have a ton of logistics to think about, including which beer you’re going to serve, how the decorations are going to be organized, if you’re enforcing a Tracht costume rule, and […]

    Read More >
  • If you have any interest in attending Oktoberfest, chances are you’ve seen and been inspired by the 2006 Broken Lizard comedy Beerfest at some point. Beerfest is a silly film about two American brothers (with German descent) training for an underground beer-drinking competition at Oktoberfest. The tournament is, you guessed it, the Beerfest. Although the […]

    Read More >
  • The title says it all, people. Everyone loves a giant pretzel. They’re the perfect snack for any and every celebration. Pretzels are especially trademarked as a refreshment for Oktoberfest since pretzels originated in Germany! Pretzels are such a big part of German cuisine that some of the country’s 12th century paintings have pretzels featured in […]

    Read More >
  • A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

    Read More >
  • A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

    Read More >
  • We’ve given you several recommendations on different lederhosen and dirndls you should be wearing to your Oktoberfest celebrations. However, if you’re serious about making your Oktoberfest outfit look good, one thing is mandatory: the hat. The hat is a necessity if you want to look like a true Bavarian! Many people view hats as an […]

    Read More >
  • A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

    Read More >
  • A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

    Read More >
  • For all the attention we give the Bavarian Tracht outfits, we’ve certainly been negligent in advising ladies about the best Oktoberfest hairstyles. First, let us offer our sincere apologies. At this point, you’ve probably purchased your Oktoberfest apparel and have the entire outfit squared away. But you haven’t quite figured out how to do your […]

    Read More >
  • Oktoberfest is sneaking up and you need to organize the perfect outfit. It’s so much pressure! Each German tracht costume has many separate pieces! You’ll probably have to go to five different costume shops to find everything you need, right? Oktoberfest is sneaking up and you need to organize the perfect outfit. It’s so much […]

    Read More >
  • When autumn rolls around, you may start seeing lederhosen for sale. Lederhosen are traditional German clothing often made of leather. In fact, the word lederhosen means “leather breeches” in German. Lederhosen were designed centuries ago for working class laborers who needed clothing that was comfortable, affordable, easy to move in, and simple to clean. As […]

    Read More >
  • The lederhosen and dirndl may be the most recognizable country-specific outfit in the world. Even centuries after they were first introduced to Bavarian life, these Tracht costumes continue to represent German pride. They are often worn during Oktoberfest and other festivals celebrating German culture…but mostly Oktoberfest. However, the outfit is specific and unorthodox when compared […]

    Read More >
  • Every year you slap your palm into your face during October as another year goes by where you’re missing out on Oktoberfest. Every year, you think, “This will be the year that I finally make it out to Munich for the most famous festival in the world.” This year, you’re making that dream a reality. […]

    Read More >
  • A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians.   Check out the costume here. Bavarian Guy […]

    Read More >
  • Drinking from a beer boot is much harder than it looks, but easy to master with a little practice. That being said, you should heed our warning: beer boots are a messy task and not for the faint at heart. You’ve been warned. However, if you master the task, you will find yourself in a […]

    Read More >
  • Father’s Day is a unique holiday the world over. As a counterpoint to Mother’s day, Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate the important father figures in our lives. Father’s Day traditions vary from country to country, with each region having a special set of practices unique to the date. However, perhaps no region […]

    Read More >
  • Since our website is an avid enthusiast of Oktoberfest and all things German, it’s only fair that we hype you up appropriately for the World Cup. Soccer is as much part of German culture as Oktoberfest is and Germany is one of the most accomplished teams in World Cup history. The country boasts three world […]

    Read More >
  • A college graduation symbolizes a great deal. It’s a representation of you moving up in the world. It shows you can achieve goals by advancing both your intellect and world skills. Most importantly, it’s a landmark in maturity and shows that you know how to buckle down and get things done independently. You are expected […]

    Read More >
  • A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

    Read More >
  • The United States has never been one to shine very often in the World Cup. Let’s just get the facts out of the way.  Between the 1950 and 1990 tournaments, the United States didn’t even qualify to play. That’s 40 years! Besides the inaugural 1930 World Cup when the United States finished in 3rd place […]

    Read More >
  • The World Cup is the greatest 4 weeks for any avid soccer fan. This tournament is the true testament of which country has bred the best soccer team (or it’s just where FIFA’s favorite team gets rewarded).  Soccer is the world’s unifying sport and this is its biggest event. Everyone is part of it. But […]

    Read More >
  • World Cup Ideas! So you wanna throw a world cup party? Here are few tips and tricks to nailing it for your guests. The FIFA World Cup is fast approaching again, and a palpable tidal wave of hype has been steadily building in anticipation of the event. The World Cup is the epitome of sportsmanship […]

    Read More >
  • Meet the 2014 Germany World Cup Team Germany’s first match in the 2014 World Cup will be against Portugal on June 16th. Besides reigning champion Spain, these are the two top-ranked teams in the world (Germany is number 2, Portugal is 3). This is thee must-see match of the first round, as both teams have […]

    Read More >
  • The FIFA World Cup is fast approaching again, and a palpable tidal wave of hype has been steadily building in anticipation of the event. The World Cup is the epitome of sportsmanship and international glory, a showcase of the world’s finest soccer players and a heated competition boasting a coveted first place title. But, more […]

    Read More >
  • Decorate Your Oktoberfest Party. Decorating for an Oktoberfest party doesn’t have to be a challenging and time consuming activity. With our vast selection of Oktoberfest Party Decorations and Oktoberfest know-how, we’ve decided to put together a simple guide focusing on the basics of how to decorate for an Oktoberfest party. Whether you’re throwing an Oktoberfest […]

    Read More >
  • German beer steins along with Oktoberfest and all of its accompanying traditions play their part in a rich, storied history. Specifically, German drinking sports a cadre of vessels for drinking, all of which born for specific purposes. Ever since English royalty commissioned German glassblowers to craft vessels fitting of their hunting celebrations, Germans have taken to […]

    Read More >
  • Oktoberfest is the world’s largest festival and some of the best traditional and non-traditional German foods in the world are served at its tents and restaurants. To help you make the most of your visit to Oktoberfest in Munich, we made a list of some of the best foods at the festival: Zur Bratwurst serves […]

    Read More >
  • If you are looking for a unique theme for your upcoming gathering with friends and family, consider a German costume party. Choose décor that celebrates German heritage while creating an ambience that serves as the perfect backdrop for the diverse costumes everyone wants to show off. Include fun festivities to accompany your theme—and German foods […]

    Read More >
  • So you graduated and want to throw an awesome Oktoberfest graduation party? A college graduation symbolizes a great deal. It’s a representation of you moving up in the world. It shows you can achieve goals by advancing both your intellect and world skills. Most importantly, it’s a landmark in maturity and shows that you know […]

    Read More >
  • Lederhosen, or in singular form lederhose, are a traditional piece of clothing generally associated with mountainous regions of German-speaking Central Europe. The word lederhosen is translated into English as “leather breeches.” Areas in which lederhosen are most common include southern Germany, also known as Bavaria; modern-day Austria; and, of course, the mountainous nation of Switzerland, […]

    Read More >
  • When dressing for Oktoberfest it’s important to put some thought behind it in order to look the part and look your best! If you are planning to go to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, don’t show up in an Oktoberfest “Costume.” Instead opt for some authentic lederhosen or dirndls. Keep it simple and get high quality, hand […]

    Read More >
  • Moscow Mules are one of the world’s most popular drinks. So hot right now. Here is a funtwist on them for mother’s day – its the classic Moscow Mule with one fun addition: berries. I love this recipe for three reasons: As spring turns to summer our nostrils wake up and we can start to […]

    Read More >
  • A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

    Read More >
  • At Oktoberfest in Munich there are rules. Mostly, they relate to beer. And by mostly, we mean all of them. And by all of them, we mean all 2: 1. Each beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich must go by the Reinheitsgebot, meaning each beer has a minimum of 13.5% Stammwürze (which translates to approximately […]

    Read More >
  • The Oktoberfesthaus Beer Boot Buying Guide Beer boots are usually made of glass. They are either mouth blown or machine pressed. The real difference being where the seam ends up. If the seam runs right down the middle of the boot, splitting it right in two, then it is a machine pressed boot. This means […]

    Read More >
  • History of Oktoberfest With a rich history dating back over 200 years, Oktoberfest has grown from humble roots to become the largest festival in the world today. Let’s explore a brief history from the very first Oktoberfest celebration to the modern festival of today. The Early Years of Oktoberfest The year was 1810, and little […]

    Read More >
  • Beer Gardens and Beer Garden Furniture If you want to achieve the perfect beer garden, or biergarten in German, then choosing the right beer garden furniture is important. Get ready to jot down some notes. We have plenty of information and suggestions for you to consider when choosing how to design your very own beer […]

    Read More >

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The German Rauchermann, commonly known as a “German smoker,” is an incense-burning decoration from the Ore Mountains (the Erzgebirge). These German smokers are wooden figurines usually carved into small men. The upper part of its body is hollowed out so cone incense can be placed inside. The cone incense then burns inside the figurine and […]

Read More >

Nutcrackers are a huge part of Christmas decorating. The most common nutcracker is the in the form of a wooden soldier, which we’ve had for about 200 years now. However, nut-cracking devices have had a long-stemming evolution for a few thousand years. Read on to learn more about the history of the nutcracker and how […]

Read More >

In English, they are known as the Ore Mountains. In the Czech Republic, they are the Krusne hory. The Germans call them the Erzgebirge. The Erzgebirge Region forms today’s border between Germany and the Czech Republic. They also served as the border between Saxony and Bohemian kingdom in the middle ages. This is a historic […]

Read More >

As we move closer to Oktoberfest season, it’s time for you to start figuring out how you’re going to throw your Oktoberfest party. You have a ton of logistics to think about, including which beer you’re going to serve, how the decorations are going to be organized, if you’re enforcing a Tracht costume rule, and […]

Read More >

If you have any interest in attending Oktoberfest, chances are you’ve seen and been inspired by the 2006 Broken Lizard comedy Beerfest at some point. Beerfest is a silly film about two American brothers (with German descent) training for an underground beer-drinking competition at Oktoberfest. The tournament is, you guessed it, the Beerfest. Although the […]

Read More >

The title says it all, people. Everyone loves a giant pretzel. They’re the perfect snack for any and every celebration. Pretzels are especially trademarked as a refreshment for Oktoberfest since pretzels originated in Germany! Pretzels are such a big part of German cuisine that some of the country’s 12th century paintings have pretzels featured in […]

Read More >

A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

Read More >

A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

Read More >

We’ve given you several recommendations on different lederhosen and dirndls you should be wearing to your Oktoberfest celebrations. However, if you’re serious about making your Oktoberfest outfit look good, one thing is mandatory: the hat. The hat is a necessity if you want to look like a true Bavarian! Many people view hats as an […]

Read More >

A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

Read More >

A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

Read More >

For all the attention we give the Bavarian Tracht outfits, we’ve certainly been negligent in advising ladies about the best Oktoberfest hairstyles. First, let us offer our sincere apologies. At this point, you’ve probably purchased your Oktoberfest apparel and have the entire outfit squared away. But you haven’t quite figured out how to do your […]

Read More >

Oktoberfest is sneaking up and you need to organize the perfect outfit. It’s so much pressure! Each German tracht costume has many separate pieces! You’ll probably have to go to five different costume shops to find everything you need, right? Oktoberfest is sneaking up and you need to organize the perfect outfit. It’s so much […]

Read More >

When autumn rolls around, you may start seeing lederhosen for sale. Lederhosen are traditional German clothing often made of leather. In fact, the word lederhosen means “leather breeches” in German. Lederhosen were designed centuries ago for working class laborers who needed clothing that was comfortable, affordable, easy to move in, and simple to clean. As […]

Read More >

The lederhosen and dirndl may be the most recognizable country-specific outfit in the world. Even centuries after they were first introduced to Bavarian life, these Tracht costumes continue to represent German pride. They are often worn during Oktoberfest and other festivals celebrating German culture…but mostly Oktoberfest. However, the outfit is specific and unorthodox when compared […]

Read More >

Every year you slap your palm into your face during October as another year goes by where you’re missing out on Oktoberfest. Every year, you think, “This will be the year that I finally make it out to Munich for the most famous festival in the world.” This year, you’re making that dream a reality. […]

Read More >

A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians.   Check out the costume here. Bavarian Guy […]

Read More >

Drinking from a beer boot is much harder than it looks, but easy to master with a little practice. That being said, you should heed our warning: beer boots are a messy task and not for the faint at heart. You’ve been warned. However, if you master the task, you will find yourself in a […]

Read More >

Father’s Day is a unique holiday the world over. As a counterpoint to Mother’s day, Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate the important father figures in our lives. Father’s Day traditions vary from country to country, with each region having a special set of practices unique to the date. However, perhaps no region […]

Read More >

Since our website is an avid enthusiast of Oktoberfest and all things German, it’s only fair that we hype you up appropriately for the World Cup. Soccer is as much part of German culture as Oktoberfest is and Germany is one of the most accomplished teams in World Cup history. The country boasts three world […]

Read More >

A college graduation symbolizes a great deal. It’s a representation of you moving up in the world. It shows you can achieve goals by advancing both your intellect and world skills. Most importantly, it’s a landmark in maturity and shows that you know how to buckle down and get things done independently. You are expected […]

Read More >

A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

Read More >

The United States has never been one to shine very often in the World Cup. Let’s just get the facts out of the way.  Between the 1950 and 1990 tournaments, the United States didn’t even qualify to play. That’s 40 years! Besides the inaugural 1930 World Cup when the United States finished in 3rd place […]

Read More >

The World Cup is the greatest 4 weeks for any avid soccer fan. This tournament is the true testament of which country has bred the best soccer team (or it’s just where FIFA’s favorite team gets rewarded).  Soccer is the world’s unifying sport and this is its biggest event. Everyone is part of it. But […]

Read More >

World Cup Ideas! So you wanna throw a world cup party? Here are few tips and tricks to nailing it for your guests. The FIFA World Cup is fast approaching again, and a palpable tidal wave of hype has been steadily building in anticipation of the event. The World Cup is the epitome of sportsmanship […]

Read More >

Meet the 2014 Germany World Cup Team Germany’s first match in the 2014 World Cup will be against Portugal on June 16th. Besides reigning champion Spain, these are the two top-ranked teams in the world (Germany is number 2, Portugal is 3). This is thee must-see match of the first round, as both teams have […]

Read More >

The FIFA World Cup is fast approaching again, and a palpable tidal wave of hype has been steadily building in anticipation of the event. The World Cup is the epitome of sportsmanship and international glory, a showcase of the world’s finest soccer players and a heated competition boasting a coveted first place title. But, more […]

Read More >

Decorate Your Oktoberfest Party. Decorating for an Oktoberfest party doesn’t have to be a challenging and time consuming activity. With our vast selection of Oktoberfest Party Decorations and Oktoberfest know-how, we’ve decided to put together a simple guide focusing on the basics of how to decorate for an Oktoberfest party. Whether you’re throwing an Oktoberfest […]

Read More >

German beer steins along with Oktoberfest and all of its accompanying traditions play their part in a rich, storied history. Specifically, German drinking sports a cadre of vessels for drinking, all of which born for specific purposes. Ever since English royalty commissioned German glassblowers to craft vessels fitting of their hunting celebrations, Germans have taken to […]

Read More >

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest festival and some of the best traditional and non-traditional German foods in the world are served at its tents and restaurants. To help you make the most of your visit to Oktoberfest in Munich, we made a list of some of the best foods at the festival: Zur Bratwurst serves […]

Read More >

If you are looking for a unique theme for your upcoming gathering with friends and family, consider a German costume party. Choose décor that celebrates German heritage while creating an ambience that serves as the perfect backdrop for the diverse costumes everyone wants to show off. Include fun festivities to accompany your theme—and German foods […]

Read More >

So you graduated and want to throw an awesome Oktoberfest graduation party? A college graduation symbolizes a great deal. It’s a representation of you moving up in the world. It shows you can achieve goals by advancing both your intellect and world skills. Most importantly, it’s a landmark in maturity and shows that you know […]

Read More >

Lederhosen, or in singular form lederhose, are a traditional piece of clothing generally associated with mountainous regions of German-speaking Central Europe. The word lederhosen is translated into English as “leather breeches.” Areas in which lederhosen are most common include southern Germany, also known as Bavaria; modern-day Austria; and, of course, the mountainous nation of Switzerland, […]

Read More >

When dressing for Oktoberfest it’s important to put some thought behind it in order to look the part and look your best! If you are planning to go to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, don’t show up in an Oktoberfest “Costume.” Instead opt for some authentic lederhosen or dirndls. Keep it simple and get high quality, hand […]

Read More >

Moscow Mules are one of the world’s most popular drinks. So hot right now. Here is a funtwist on them for mother’s day – its the classic Moscow Mule with one fun addition: berries. I love this recipe for three reasons: As spring turns to summer our nostrils wake up and we can start to […]

Read More >

A profile of our company. Take one minute, literally, to learn all about Oktoberfest Haus, our founder, our genesis, our products and our values. The video proves that Bavarian Guy makes a great group costume… Available in sizes Medium through 3XL, it can accommodate a wide range of Bavarians. Check out the costume here. Bavarian […]

Read More >

At Oktoberfest in Munich there are rules. Mostly, they relate to beer. And by mostly, we mean all of them. And by all of them, we mean all 2: 1. Each beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich must go by the Reinheitsgebot, meaning each beer has a minimum of 13.5% Stammwürze (which translates to approximately […]

Read More >

The Oktoberfesthaus Beer Boot Buying Guide Beer boots are usually made of glass. They are either mouth blown or machine pressed. The real difference being where the seam ends up. If the seam runs right down the middle of the boot, splitting it right in two, then it is a machine pressed boot. This means […]

Read More >

History of Oktoberfest With a rich history dating back over 200 years, Oktoberfest has grown from humble roots to become the largest festival in the world today. Let’s explore a brief history from the very first Oktoberfest celebration to the modern festival of today. The Early Years of Oktoberfest The year was 1810, and little […]

Read More >

Beer Gardens and Beer Garden Furniture If you want to achieve the perfect beer garden, or biergarten in German, then choosing the right beer garden furniture is important. Get ready to jot down some notes. We have plenty of information and suggestions for you to consider when choosing how to design your very own beer […]

Read More >