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Oktoberfest in Edinburgh

6249137476_78e99b0ce3A delicious taste of Bavaria right here in Edinburgh, Oktoberfest is set to be a stein-clanking, folk-music-playing, lederhosen-wearing good time. The beginning of a new Edinburgh tradition, join the celebrations in October 2013 and be a part of history.

When is Oktoberfest in Edinburgh?

The city’s first official Okotberfest celebration will take place 9th-13th October 2013.

Where is Edinburgh’s Oktoberfest hosted?

Edinburgh’s Oktoberfest will be held in a massive (approx. 1000 m²) tent in Princes Street Gardens. The urban park, nestled below the majestic Edinburgh Castle, is just a short walk away from all of our VieAmhor apartments.

Can children attend?

Children can attend Oktoberfest with their families on the Sunday only.

Beer, Costumes and Entertainment

Straight out of Munich, Edinburgh’s Oktoberfest is aiming to be as authentic as possible. As the Bavarian band Albfetza fills the tent with live music, traditionally-dressed waiters and waitresses will be serving classic German dishes accompanied by large steins of fresh German beer.

Once in the tent, you can rent Lederhosen or Dirndl for £29 to wear during the festivities.

Cost and Tickets

Admission is free on Wednesday the 9th with prices ranging from £5 to £55 on the remaining days, depending on which package you choose. In addition to a seat reservation, you may also choose to book food/beverages ahead of time.

Visit the official Edinburgh Oktoberfest site to reserve a seat and book a package.

Edinburgh Oktoberfest Accommodation Discount

If you’re visiting Edinburgh for Oktoberfest 2013, stay in one of our VieAmhor apartments and receive 25% off your booking. Simply enter the voucher code K2UOL in the online booking form.

Our city centre holiday apartments are just a short walk away from the Oktoberfest tent. Book online or give us a call (+44 131 225 2728) if you have any questions.

Until we see you – Auf Wiedersehn!


Oktoberfest image by zoonabar via Flickr

Written by Margaret Kay

Originally hailing from Seattle, Margaret has called Edinburgh home for just over four years. A freelance writer, she spends her time hopping from coffee shop to coffee shop – enjoying every angle of this stunning city along the way.

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