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The Foods of Oktoberfest


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 up some of the festivals best bratwurst.

bratwurstimage courtesy of Adactio's Flickr page

Weisswurst or white sausage - is made from veal and back bacon! It usually has lemon, parsley, mace, onions, ginger and cardamom and is boiled instead of grilled. This traditional breakfast sausage is meant to be peeled, which can be a little tricky for a novice.

Weisswurstimage courtesy of JasonParis's Flickr page

For the best Currywurst - spicy German sausage in a rich tomato-curry - stop by Bergwolf, a late night cafe.

currywurstimage courtesy of Adactio's Flickr page

Sauerkraut. If you aren't eating this already, we don't know what to tell you.


Sauerkrautimage courtesy of fooding around's Flickr page

Bavarian style Soft Pretzels with mustard - these are everywhere - in part because there may be nothing better to pair with a beer.

Pretzelimage courtesy of cameronparkin's Flickr page

Roast Chicken and Roast Duck, an Oktoberfest staple, often butter basted, these birds come with tasty sauces and sides like potato-dumplings and red cabbage salad. Go to Wildmoser, Ammer’s, Heimer’s and/or Poschner’s for some of the festival's best.

Roast Chickenimage courtesy of AbhijeetRane's Flickr page

Munchner Knodelei provides festival goers with an epic amount of dumplings. Check out the spicy dumplings with cheese, mushrooms or both, the dumplings with spinach or beetroot and finish your dumpling-fest off with a sweet banana-dumpling.

dumplingimage courtesy of Bernt Rostad's Flickr page

Take a break from meat and beer at Feisinger's, where cheese lovers should indulge in some raclette and wine.

Racletteimage courtesy of Jespahjoy's Flickr page

Steckerlfisch is a delicacy not to be missed. It is freshly grilled Mackarel on a stick and our favorite is served at Fischer-Vroni.

Steckerlfischimage courtesy of deischi's Flickr page

Wurstsalat is sausage salad worth trying. It may not look appetizing, but it is usually smothered with vinegar, oil and onions and it can be quite tasty. It should be easy to find.

Wurstsalatimage courtesy of barockschloss's Flickr page

Oxen are versatile animals in life and in food form... Visit Ochsenbraterei and be wowed by the various oxen based options, including Oxtail.

oxtailimage courtesy of acme's Flickr page

Spanferkel or Roast Suckling Pig is top notch at Schützen-Festzelt.

Spanferkelimage courtesy of extranoise's Flickr page

The Wildstuben specialize in a wide variety of Venison dishes.


Schweinshaxe - roasted pork knuckles (often served with potatoes and sauerkraut) are one of the hottest sellers at Oktoberfest food stands and are worth a try.

Schweinshaxeimage courtesy of Seoh Swain's Flickr page

Inside the Café Mohrenkopf tent you will find some of the festivals best cakes and pies. Try the “Mohrenkopf”, a small chocolate-glazed cream cake with a cup of Dallmayr coffee, one Germany's most famous.

Cakeimage courtesy of maveric2003's Flickr page

Rischart, one of Munich's most renowned bakeries, runs Cafe Kaiserschmarrn, where pastry lovers will be in heaven.

Kaiserschmarrnimage courtesy of acme's Flickr page

Sugar-glazed almonds are delicious and found at stands all over the place.
Sugar Almonds

image courtesy of kalleboo's Flickr page

Lebkuchenherz - the Giant German Gingerbread Hearts - need we say more?