Oktoberfest in Zurich – a Tradition Not Only in Munich
Whether at the Main Train Station together with tourists and commuters, on the Uetliberg mountain with wonderful views over the city, or at the traditional “Wiesn” held on the Bauschänzli since 1995, in September and October the beer flows in great quantities at various Oktoberfest events in and around Zurich. The ambiance is jovial and total strangers sing well-known songs together as if they have known each other for years. The Oktoberfest – the original of which is held every year in Munich and opens with the famous words, “O'zapft is!” (it’s tapped!) – is becoming increasingly popular in Zurich, too. Every year, the hosts come up with new specialties in order to treat their guests to an unforgettable Oktoberfest experience.