Monday, May 12, 2008

Oktoberfest 'maß' cost climbs over €8

Just a couple of months ago, I took this picture in Konstanz:



A shock to begin the season: A liter of beer in the beer gardens will cost almost 7€ ($10.58)


"A shock to begin the season: A liter of beer in the beer gardens will cost almost 7€" ($10.58)



Now, it seems that even that price was a bit low.




The price of an iconic one-litre maß of beer at Munich's Oktoberfest will climb over €8 ($12.37) for the first time this autumn, the city announced on Friday.



Visitors to the largest folk festival in the world will pay between €7.80 and €8.30 for a litre of beer, organizers announced, a 5 percent increase on last year.


Read the bad news at The Local.

1 comment:

Lucas said...

Damn that is steep. Still worth it though, Oktoberfest is much needed break and celebration. Unlike St. Patrick's Day which is one day you get many opportunities to go so you don't miss it. I'm partial though because of my German roots and the fact that I run a German/Oktorberfest T-shirt site. if one can't afford the drink I'm sure the eyecandy and food will be reasonable. There is always something to do.