Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Launches the 76th Oktoberfest
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila formally launched the 76th Oktoberfest, the most authentic in the country
The start of the -ber months means Christmas is getting closer, but you know what else is closer? Oktoberfest!
It’s that time of the year when it’s okay, even encouraged, to get drunk on beer and have a jolly good time. It’s a global celebration that dates back to 1810 when Bavarian Crown Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, also a German Princess. The five-day celebration became an annual festival and spread throughout the world, becoming the largest festival ever. In 1906, the German Club Manila was established, and they brought with them the Oktoberfest. This will be the 76th anniversary of Oktoberfest in the country, and one of their best contributions!
If you want to celebrate an authentic Oktoberfest, Sofitel Philippine Plaza has got your back. On October 17 and 18, Sofitel’s Harbor Garden Tent will be home to 31,200 liters of beer, which have to be consumed in two days! If you think that’s crazy, Sofitel had 30,000 liters of beer, 1,000 kgs of German sausages, 300 kgs of pork knuckles, and 250 kgs of sauerkraut, which were consumed by 4,000 guests in two days last year. Whew!
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and German Club Manila welcoming the Oktoberfest in the best possible way: by drinking a liter of beer. In photo: Per Andre Hoffman, German Club of Manila President; Adam Laker, General Manager of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila; Ralph Fűchtenkort, German Club of Manila Vice President, Director of Finance, and IT; Michael Scheile, Oktoberfest host; Michael Hasper, German Embassy Charge dÁffaires; Rod Baumann, German Club of Manila General Manager; and Eric Costille, Executive Chef of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
“The Sofitel Philippine Plaza is delighted to continue to be the home of Oktoberfest for the next four years. Through the years, we have seen how Oktoberfest has helped promote camaraderie among the Filipinos and Germans and we are extremely pleased to have contributed to this. The German-Filipino community can expect more excitement and thrill at every Oktoberfest at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.” said Adam Laker, Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager.
The authentic Biergärten of previous Oktoberfests (photos from Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila)
Sofitel’s Harbor Garden Tent will be transformed into an authentic Biergärten or beer garden, complete with Oktoberfest tables and benches. Staff and guests will also wear the traditional attire of dirndls and Lederhosen to add to the spirit of the festivities. Make sure to buy yours now!