Rundown: Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Oktoberfest at Sofitel

    Ein Prosit! Ein Prosit! Der Gemuglichkeit (a toast, a toast to cheer and good times)! We’ll be humming that verse from the famous Oktoberfest anthem all the way till October 6 and 7, when the German Club’s 79th Annual Oktoberfest comes to the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The best German cuisine, unlimited beer, wild drinking games and special room rates await patrons of the yearly festivity. We’ve got you covered on everything you need to know about this exciting event. 

    1. WHO, WHAT and WHERE? 
    The Philippine leg of the German Club has been organizing Oktoberfest for years. For the eighth time, they have chosen the luxury hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila as their official venue. On October 6 and 7, the hotel will transform their expansive Harbor Garden Tent into a traditional biergärten, the most authentic staging of the beloved Bavarian event in the Philippines. Long tables with individual beer dispensers, festive lights and Oktoberfest memorabilia will have guests transported to Munich. In addition, men and women will be donning traditional Bavarian costume like the lederhosen and the dirndls.

    The Harbor Garden Tent is transformed into a tradition German beirgarten

    The Harbor Garden Tent is transformed into a tradition German beirgarten

    Guess dancing to the Oktoberfest Fliegerlied song

    Guess dancing to the Oktoberfest Fliegerlied song

    2. GAMES AND FABULOUS PRIZES  
    2,000 guests are expected to arrive at the hotel for Oktoberfest. This will make it even more fun, as everybody is expected to participate in the traditional games, including the beer drinking competition which is always considered a highlight of the evening. There will also a grand raffle draw that takes the victor to any destination they please in Germany. Guests will also be treated to The Bavarian Sound Express, a singing group flying in from Germany to enliven the space and keep the excitement up.

    Guests participating in the beer drinking competition

    Guests participating in the beer drinking competition

    The Bavarian tradition of tapping of the keg by German Club Manila President Bernd Schneider

    The Bavarian tradition of tapping of the keg by German Club Manila President Bernd Schneider

    3. A GERMAN SPREAD LIKE NO OTHER
    Sofitel’s master chefs will showcase a grand buffet spread for the guests to munch on during the celebration. Bavarian favorites such as German sausages, pretzels, roasted calf, laugen rolls, and roasted pork knuckles will be available. An unlimited stock of ice-cold San Miguel beer will have guests staying and drinking until the wee hours of the morning. It is not Oktoberfest if you’re not full with food and drink. Don’t forget, Sofitel is the hotel responsible for Spiral, one of Manila’s most beloved buffets, so expect top quality food.

    Oktoberfest bar: Bavarian pretzels, ice-cold beer tower, Oktoberfest platters and apfelstrudel.

    Oktoberfest bar: Bavarian pretzels, ice-cold beer tower, Oktoberfest platters and apfelstrudel.

    A variety of wurst with red cabbage, pretzels, Oktoberfest Lebkuchen (gingerbread cookies) and ice-cold beer.

    A variety of wurst with red cabbage, pretzels, Oktoberfest Lebkuchen (gingerbread cookies) and ice-cold beer.

    Grand feast of Bavarian specialties feauturing leg of ham, pork knuckles, roast pork, pork schnitzel, wurst, mouthwatering pastries and cold beer.

    Grand feast of Bavarian specialties feauturing leg of ham, pork knuckles, roast pork, pork schnitzel, wurst, mouthwatering pastries and cold beer.

    4. BOOK A ROOM FOR THE FULL EXPERIENCE 
    Guests get a special room rate for a relaxing weekend’s rest during the festivities. Starting at P6,000nett per night, it is ideal to book a room so that one can enjoy and drink without having to worry about going home. As the German club has done for the past eight years, make Sofitel your home for the weekend as well.

    For more information on ticket sales and the featured raffle, please call the German Club Manila at +63 2 894 2899 or email at reservations@germanclub.ph. For inquiries and room reservation call Sofitel Philippine Plaza at +6325515555 or email H6308@sofitel.com. 

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