Since I already visited Munich in July this year, I knew I would not be making it down for Oktoberfest. Luckily, Lüneburg hosts an Oktoberfest of their own each year.

Löwenbrau Beer Tent

After receiving a Dirndl last year from Marco’s father and his girlfriend for Christmas, I was excited to finally have a chance to wear it out for the first time. Unfortunately, Marco does not own any Lederhosen. However, he did wear a checkered collared shirt, which is what men traditionally wear with their Lederhosen.

Wearing a Dirndl at the Lüneburg Oktoberfest
For one weekend each September, Lüneburg holds a proper Bavarian Oktoberfest on the city’s main fair grounds, known as the Sülzwiesen. The fest includes a beer tent with enough seating for 2,000 people.
Second stage at the Lüneburg Oktoberfest
To be completely honest, I did not see much of the fairgrounds at all, with the exception of a few rides and food stalls that I walked by as I headed to the beer tent. My friends and I went around 9 p.m. on Saturday evening, so the tent was already at capacity when we arrived. Luckily, we only had to wait about five minutes until we were let in.
Inside the tent, there were two stages. The main stage (pictured below) had a traditional German band from Franconia (Franken), which is a region within Bavaria. The other stage (pictured above) had a cover band that played a mixture of classic rock and modern pop songs.
Band from Franken at the Lüneburg Oktoberfest
Only in Germany do bands have cup holders that can hold a Maß of beer attached to their microphone stands.
Main stage at the Lüneburg Oktoberfest
Overall, I had a really great time at the Lüneburg Oktoberfest and cannot remember why Marco and I took this picture towards the end of the night…
Fun at Lüneburg Oktoberfest
With hundreds of Oktoberfest celebrations throughout the U.S. and Germany, you definitely do not have to be in Munich to have a great time at Oktoberfest. So, why question for you is:
Have you ever been to an Oktoberfest? Where was it?