An amazing collection of delicious, authentic, tried and true Oktoberfest recipes. Most authentic, these traditional Oktoberfest recipes are sure to please!
Recipes from bloggers and The Fresh Cooky with leanings towards delicious, fresh German foods. Pick one or a few to make this October and celebrate Oktoberfest in grand style.
What is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is an annual festival which begun in Munich. It actually begins in September, ending the on the first Sunday in October. The festival originated on October 12, 1810, in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (say that two times fast!).
Back in my early 20’s I spent 6 months as an au pair in Berlin, Germany. I tried so many new German foods and fell in love with them all! I discovered red cabbage (yum), apple kuchen, black bread, strudels and rote grütze! Be still my heart! Most of these recipes are represented below!
From sauerbraten, schnitzel and strudels, to pretzels, red cabbage, spaetzle and kuchens, we have got you covered with these Traditional Oktoberfest Recipes.
So grab your Lederhosen or Dirndl dress, polish your beer stein and invite your friends over for a fun Oktoberfest celebration. Whether you stay truly authentic and traditional, or just enjoy a fun party together, there are some fabulous recipes for you to try!
You might even want to mix up a drink or two, while not traditionally German, this cocktail would hit it out of the park.
I hope you will break out of the norm and try one or two or more of these wonderful recipes! And don’t worry if you end up celebrating in October, it took me decades to realize this wasn’t a celebration during the entire month of October!
Be well! Happy cooking and baking!