It is that time of year again where bigger and smaller Oktoberfest celebrations begin around the world. Knowing how the people in and around Munich celebrate the biggest Volksfest in the world, we at Schwarzmann European Kitchens want our American customers and friends to get a feeling of this wonderful tradition.
Our 1st Oktoberfest 2015 will be celebrated on 10/22 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM.
Come and enjoy a fresh beer from tab, live cooked Bavarian “Schmankerl” (delicious finger food) and German inspired entertainment at our first annual Oktoberfest 2015.
We are proud and excited to welcome Chef Stella with Basil Personal Chef to our showroom and Oktoberfest 2015 celebration! She will do a cooking demonstration on Gaggenau appliances and serve Oktoberfest bites for you to indulge – you won’t be disappointed!
Register here to be part of the celebration:
Where does the Oktoberfest come from?
Kronprinz (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 fields were named Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s meadow”) in honour of the Crown Princess, and have kept that name ever since, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to the “Wiesn“. To end the celebrations from the royal wedding on October 17, horse races, presumably thought to have been a repetition of the Scharlachrennen (Scarlet Race), which took place in the 15th century in front of the Karlstor and was part of the Jakobidult, were held in honor of the newlyweds. The idea was proposed by Andreas Micheal Dall’Armi, who was a major in the National Guard. It is reported that the origins of the horse races and Oktoberfest itself were proposals from a coachman, and sergeant in the National Guard, Franz Baumgartner. However, these origins of the festival are controversial.
The decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.