Learn the Essential German Words for Oktoberfest
German is easier than you might think…
Let’s have a look at a few of the most important words that will help you to find your way around at the Oktoberfest or to impress your guests.
German name for Bavaria. It is the largest of the 16 German States (Bundesländer), with Munich (München) as its capital.
Hello and good bye in Bavarian.
German for “cheers”. Another expression for “Prost” is “Zum Wohl” which means to your health.
Beer tent. There are 34 tents at the Oktoberfest; 14 large ones and 20 small ones.
A beer mug or stein.
Bavarian for chicken. Roasted chicken is one of the most popular dishes at the Oktoberfest.
Bavarian for “girl”, in German “Mädchen”.
A lot of fun.
Beer – If you want to order a beer you would say: Ein Bier, bitte! (A beer, please!)
Bavarian expression, meaning ‘It’s Tapped’.
The Bavarian name for Oktoberfest event location.
Traditional German dress, it also means “girl” in Bavarian.
A soft pretzel. In Bavarian dialect called Brezn.
Leather trousers, particularly popular in Bavaria.
Bavarian word for “boy”. The German word is “Junge”.
Bavarian word for “kiss”. The German word is “Kuss”.