. The sixth edition of the Oktoberfest, the traditional Bavarian beer festival, kicked off in Torremolinos this week with a series of live music, typical German gastronomy and plenty of cold beer.
Due to the current work on the new train station in Plaza la Nogalera this year, the event is being held in the Plaza del Remo in La Carihuela. The festival, which began on Wednesday and continues until Sunday 12 September (between midday and midnight), offers visitors the chance to try a variety of handcrafted lagers and traditional German beers, strong alcoholic schnapps, wines and herbal liquors. Cheeses, pretzels, Frankfurt sausages, sauerkraut and traditional cookies and cakes will also be available.
The festival, organised by the Torremolinos Foreign Residents Department, will feature typical Bavarian music and the rhythmical Oom-pah brass bands traditionally associated with the beer halls of Munich.
The free festival will be held in an enclosed area and capacity will be limited. Visitors are asked to respect the current Covid-19 protocol.
The Oktoberfest is based on a festival that began in Munich in 1810, an event to celebrate the wedding of Prince of Bavaria and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
This event is incorporated into the agenda of cities around the world with the objective of promoting the German tradition.