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The Best Place in Seoul to experience ‘Oktoberfest’

Experience the famous German
festival at Grand Hilton Seoul!

Oktoberfest is one of Germany’s most famous annual events and is the world's largest beer festival, with more than 7 million people from around the world attending every year. Set to take place on September 7th, the Grand Hilton Seoul is getting set already for its annual celebration of traditional German culture with its own Oktoberfest.

On the day of the Oktoberfest, the whole floor at the Grand Hilton’s Convention Center changes into a joyful festival brimming with traditional German food, beers including Berentzen, Beck’s and Cass, as well as Jagermeister, tea and the other beverages. With the band ‘The Paulaner’ invited directly from Germany, all staff members will be wearing Germany traditional costumes, with decorations exactly recreated to match the Munich atmosphere for an uplifting celebration.

There will also be diverse games such as a beer drinking contest, nailing down game and dancing time, drawing lucky winners with the great prizes such as airline tickets, hotel coupons, Ferrari by Logic3’s headset, Millet backpacks and Lavida cosmetic sets.

Oktoberfest Early Bird Tickets are on sale from July 15th to 31st. During this promotion period, the ticket price is just KRW 120,000, a 15% discount on the standard price of KRW 140,000. Early Bird Ticket customers can also receive a special gift.

This festival is sponsored by Ferrari, Lufthansa, PAULANER, BOSCH, BMW Korea, Argosuper, Berentzen, Hwoyo, Ferrari by Logic3, Lavida, Millet, Fila, Nepresso, Lusso, Galimard, Korean chinawear.

Location: The Grand Hilton Seoul, Convention Center 4th floor
Date: Sept. 7th, 6 pm
Price: KRW 140,000 (including tax and service charges)
Inquiries/Reservations: 02- 2287-7456
E-mail:
oktoberfest@mail.grandhiltonseoul.com)

Explanation: Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Germany running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world's largest beer festival, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.
Oktoberfest is an important part of German culture, having been held since 1810. Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The festival was eventually prolonged and moved ahead to September to allow for better weather conditions. Today, the last day of the festival is the first Sunday in October.
There has been a traditional festival opening: A twelve gun salute and the tapping of the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12:00 by the incumbent Mayor of Munich with the cry "Ozapft is!" ("It's tapped!" in the Austro-Bavarian language) opens the Oktoberfest.
As Oktoberfest had turned into an enormous world-famous festival, seven and a half million visitors flock to Munich German to participate and experience the festival. During the festival, more than 4 million glasses beer, 6.5 million of chickens, 11 millions of sausages are consumed. In the festive location, several giant tents are set up to accommodate visitors, and in the tents, bands wearing German traditional costumes play traditional music. k

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