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Oktoberfest at Frankfurt Airport: “O’zapft is!”

Oktoberfest at Frankfurt Airport: “O’zapft is!”

The Oktoberfest season will kick off at Frankfurt Airport on September 6 for the benefit of passengers traveling to destinations worldwide. This is the sixth time in a row that the airport is staging colorful Oktoberfest-themed activities and music in the terminals. A total of three wandering Oktoberfest bands will entertain guests in the main international departure areas with traditional Bavarian brass band music – they’re lots of fun and always ready to pose for photographs with travelers. There will also be exciting pastimes ranging from a wheel of fortune to a virtual can knockdown game. At stands around the terminals, passengers can have gingerbread hearts custom-inscribed with sugar icing or try an original Oktoberfest beer. As a special treat, a professional yodeler will be present on some days to teach the basics of his art to travelers.

You can enjoy these Bavarian highlights at Frankfurt Airport until October 31. The festively decorated marketplaces invite you to shop to your heart’s content. Besides attractive German brands, special Oktoberfest souvenirs will also be available for purchase. Many restaurants and bistros will also take you on a culinary voyage to Bavaria with specialties including white sausage, giant soft pretzels and fresh tap beer in one-liter mugs.

During this traditional event, the terminals will be adorned with delightful pictures of the Oktoberfest in Munich from an art project by photographer Jochen Manz. Many shops will also be handing them out to customers as a booklet titled “Wiesn”.

The airport’s Online Shop is another opportunity for guests from around the world to get in the Oktoberfest mood. There are exclusive coupons that they can use to reserve purchases online from the comfort of their home or hotel and then pick them up at Frankfurt Airport before departing.

Passengers and visitors can find detailed information on the many services available at Frankfurt Airport by visiting its website, Service Shop, or Twitter, Facebook, Instagramor YouTube social media pages.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.

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