Oktoberfest 2015: Tourists, Locals and the Differences Between Them
The Oktoberfest: a time-honoured tradition happening every year since 1810, in which all the major Bavarian breweries release their autumn brews to the public in enormous tents filled with great cheer in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Since the very first Oktoberfest – or “Wiesn”, as the locals call it – which was held to celebrate the wedding of King Ludwig I, the festival has become increasingly commercialised and an international tourist attraction. Almost everyone has some concept of what the Oktoberfest looks like, but when you actually go there, you will certainly notice one thing: there is a very distinct difference between the ways that tourists and locals look. While the locals tend to adhere to certain time-honoured traditions, tourists tend to favour the more commercialised ‘party’ aspects of the festivities. As stylefruits is situated in Munich, the home of the Oktoberfest, we had the notion of creating an infographic to help any international visitors identify the differences between tourists and locals at the Oktoberfest festivities.