Travel Picks: Top 10 things to do at Oktoberfest

Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:24am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Every autumn, millions of people head to Munich to celebrate that hoppy concoction that we all know as beer. Oktoberfest, the grand German fete for the beverage made from fermented barley and yeast starts September 18.

Online travel experts offers a list of the top 10 things to do in Munich during Oktoberfest. Reuters has not endorsed this list:

1.Check out the biggest tents

If you're going the festivities at the Wiesn (the main area), be sure to check out the big hitters that are well-known and highly anticipated each year. Lwenbru can't be missed -- enormous in size and known for its gigantic lion, it takes intensity for beer consumption to a higher level. On the other hand, Winzerer Fhndl is recognized for its whimsical atmosphere and tipsy sing-alongs.

2. Learn a few phrases

You don't want to be stuck in the tent and clueless on how to connect with people. Learn a few German phrases to help you stay on track.

Biddscheen: Please

Heisl: Toilet

Bierdimpfe: Notorious beer drinker, or "tavern potato."   Continued...

<p>A worker makes some final preparations for the 177th Oktoberfest in Munich September 7, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle</p>