Oktoberfest DictionaryLearn 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.
Beer – If you want to order a beer you would say: Ein Bier, bitte! (A beer, please!)
Hello and good bye in Bavarian.
Bavarian expression, meaning ‘it’s tapped’. Read more about that custom in the Culteretainment section.
German for “cheers”. Another expression for “Prost” is “Zum Wohl” which means to your health.
The Bavarian name for Oktoberfest event location.
Beer tent. There are 34 tents at the Oktoberfest; 14 large ones and 20 small ones.
Traditional German dress, it also means “girl” in Bavarian.
A beer mug or stein.
A soft pretzel. In Bavarian dialect called Brezn.
Bavarian for chicken. Roasted chicken is one of the most popular dishes at the Oktoberfest.
Leather trousers, particularly popular in Bavaria.
Bavarian for “girl”, in German “Mädchen”.
Bavarian word for “boy”. The German word is “Junge”.
A lot of fun.
Bavarian word for “kiss”. The German word is “Kuss”.