Episode One: Oktoberfest, 1896

Comic by Henry Albrech, Das Oktoberfest in München (1895) courtesy of Bayerische StaatsBiblibliothek

Comic by Henry Albrech, Das Oktoberfest in München (1895) courtesy of Bayerische StaatsBiblibliothek

Travel back with us to Munich in 1896 to witness the origins of some of the most famous Oktoberfest traditions. We'll visit some of the earliest beer halls, sample some of the newest brews Munich has to offer, and eat all the German pretzels you can handle. How was Napoleon responsible for Bavarian beer? What do horse races have to do with a wedding feast? And just how do you roast an ox using a steam locomotive? Find out all this and more on this episode of The Feast. 

Written and produced by Laura Carlson

Technical Direction by Mike Portt