Bavaria visits Scotland’s Capital: Edinburgh Oktoberfest!

The smooth head, delicious flavours and exceptional finish runs down your throat with such ease… Who doesn’t love beer?


At House of Coco we could talk about (and drink) beer… well, for as long as our stamina permits. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it to Munich for the annual Oktoberfest extravaganza this year, but luckily for us the famed festival of beer, schnitzel and Lederhosen is making it’s way to Edinburgh for another unforgettable autumn week-end.

Oktoberfest girls
40,000 thirsty Scottish beer fans will flock to Princes Street Gardens tonight and toast their way all through to Sunday with over 25,000 litres of beer just waiting to be tasted. It’s the third consecutive year that Edinburgh has celebrated the best in Bavarian brewing in the beating heart of the city.

It kicks off in a traditional beer tent specially constructed on the Red Square in Princes Street Garden West, which will play host to around 1,500 of Oktoberfest’s thirsty Edinburgh visitors. The festivities herald an early start to the weekend, with the first sip served on tonight until closing up shop on Sunday 11th October.
Visitors to Edinburgh Oktoberfest can expect a fantastic atmosphere with excellent Ger-man beer, plus plenty of sumptuous Bratwurst-based cuisine and even real Bavarian bands flown in especially for the occasion. Does anyone else predict dancing on the tables to the live Bavarian tones? Look out for us; we’ll be up there.


As always, the lively Oktoberfest team will be welcoming all in the traditional German dress of Dirndls for the ladies and Lederhosen for the guys to ensure a real Oktoberfest vibe throughout.

The historic festival, which was first held in October 1810 to honour the marriage between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, is now so popular it actually begins in September, welcoming the incoming autumn months with great brews and some unique entertainment.

The festival’s signature German tipple is produced in one of the homes of great beer, Ba-varia, where the purity and high quality of beer has been enshrined in law since the 16th century. Oktoberfest beer is specially brewed using only water, hops and barley to produce a unique, darker lager, which is lightly sweet with a distinctive herb aftertaste. It’s made exclusively for Edinburgh Oktoberfest attendees, and will not be available in local pubs or shops. The 5.0% ABV beer travels to Scotland in a special 25,000 litre tanker, directly from Germany.


Cancel all other weekend plans and join us in Princes Street Gardens tonight for this 5-day feast of all things Bavaria!

For more information and to book a package visit the official website.

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Caoilfhionn Rose

Caoilfhionn is a freelance travel writer who enjoys slow travel and avoiding landmarks in favour of diving into a destination's culture. Instagram: @CaoilfhionnRose

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