The locals may be accustomed to the Fest-level quantities of beer that are consumed each day: on average, each imbiber manages to drink one liter at Oktoberfest. But many foreigners new to the Fest overindulge and end up strewn about the grounds passed out or incapacitated. The locals have their own name for these unfortunate tourists: Bierleichen, which means "beer corpses" in German!
To avoid being a zombie in Munich, pair your beer with hearty German food. Our favorites include pork chops, roast chicken, smoked meat, potatoes and sauerkraut.
Whatever your drinking this Oktoberfest, there’s no better beer for raising a stein in a toast: PROST!