1. Start drinking at whatever time you like!
At Oktoberfest in Germany, nobody raises their mug until the Mayor says so by shouting O’ zapft is! (It’s tapped!)
2. You can drink for a whole extra hour
In Germany, the whole show shuts down at 11.30pm
In Germany, beer prices start at £7 / $11. It’s certainly not for those looking for a low budget festival.
4. You can try beer from as many breweries and countries as you like.
In Germany, you only drink beer brewed within the city limits of Munich.
5. You can’t be banned from participating.
At Oktoberfest in Germany, authorities have not been shy about doling out bans—specifically towards those who “cheapen” the event. Case in point: Paris Hilton.