This week Munich’s world famous Oktoberfest is making a brief detour to set up camp in Valencia’s Plaza de Toros from the 1st to 17th September.
Following great success in previous years, the Valencian event is now in its third edition, bringing typical German beers and gastronomy to Spanish soil.
The epic Bavarian festival, first celebrated in Munich in October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Luis I with Princess Teresa de Sajonia-Altenburgo, now takes over the German city during the last weeks of September to make the most of the warmer summer climes.
Pulling hoards of visitors both nationally and internationally, Oktoberfest, perhaps for some a tired epitome of Bavarian stereotype, is a guaranteed fun-filled and ‘aled-up’ event.
The Valencian edition is set to attract thousands of visitors over the course of the fortnight, including home-sick Germans longing for their overdue Bretzel and Bockwurst.
Events will include beer drinking competitions, live bands and DJs, as well as raffles and gift stalls.
The venue will be packed with 2,000m2 of beer tents and marquees, overflowing with traditional ales and brews, sizzling sausages and merry revellers.
Oktoberfest Valencia 2011 will take place each day (1-17 September) from 11:30hrs, continuing with non-stop drinking and dancing ‘til the early hours of the following morning.
Event: Oktoberfest 2011 Valencia
Where: Plaza de Toros, calle Xativa 28, 46004 Valencia (parada metro Xativa)
When: From 01/09/2011 to 17/09/2011 (from 12h30pm to 01h00am)