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profile member asked on Aug 9, 2012

Oktoberfest in Serm (near Duisburg)

Someone could tell me about the Oktoberfest (beer festival) taking place in Serm near Duisburg ? Is there any other beer festival this autumn in or near Duisburg ? Any tip would be appreciated.

Here is the question in German if it helps :

Guten Tag,

I schreibe dieses email von Paris, Frankreich;
Ich möchte wissen ob es gibt ein Oktoberfest (Bier festival) in or neben Duisburg, nächstes oktober (2012). Ich will kommen nach Duisburg für ein besuch um solches unbekanntes Ereignis (im Vergleich zu München) zu sehen. Ich have gelest dass es gibt ein Bier Fest in Serm, ist das wahr? gibt es eine andere Bier-Festival in der Nähe?


2 Answers

answered on 8/9/12 by
a VT member from Germany

Duisburg of all places?

I had to ask Google, but you are right: There is a beer tent they - slighly euphemistically! - call 'Oktoberfest'. It is even sold out already, so you won't make it into the tent, sorry.

I do not know of any beer festivals around there (can't stand them anyway), but there is Cannstatter Volksfest from late September to early October. Cannstatt is not exactly near Duisburg, though, and it is probably not half as much a beer festival. Same goes for the Freimarkt in Bremen in late October.

answered on 8/11/12 by
a VT member

Thank you for your answers, I'm afraid you're right, it's sold out, and this is just a tent anyway, no big deal. I thought some small town would have a similar gathering like Muenchen even if on a smaller scale. Too bad.
Isn't there a small Fest made by breweries like Diebels Alt in Düsseldorf ?

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