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Wiesn in a Box

What better way to celebrate German-American friendship than with a year of traveling Oktoberfests? With our three “Wiesn in a Box” trailers, we’re bringing beer, pretzels, and a modern Oktoberfest vibe to towns across America. We’ve combined Bauhaus style architecture with the latest Bavarian beats to bring Americans coast to coast a truly unique Oktoberfest experience, a year-long toast to our historic ties. Prost to German-American friendships, old and new! 

Oct. 9-12, 2019
Wunderbar Together PopUp in Portland

Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Oct. 12-13, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at The Girl and The Vine

The Girl and The Vine
7071 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912


Experience the Wiesn

  • Erica Soccer Jersey GBG © Wendell Weithers
    The beer is awesome.
    Erica, Atlanta, GA
  • James @ HMWR
    You all coming here means a lot to me and this community, life is less complicated with a beer in the hand.
    James, Minneapolis, MN
  • Gary OKC Goethe-Institut
    Enjoyed drinking a German beer and eating a pretzel at Wiesn in a Box while conversing with the staff. Makes me want to visit Bavaria.
    Gary, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Felicitas @ SXSW Goethe-Institut
    It was great to connect with Wiesn in a Box, what a cool event!
    Felicitas, Austin, TX
  • Louise at OB Wiesn Event © Goethe-Institut
    The best and biggest pretzel I’ve ever had, fresh out of the oven!
    Louise, Ormond Beach, FL

Wiesn Tour


@wiesninabox on Instagram

Follow the Wiesn boxes on their trip through the US and share your pictures with #wiesninabox.
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Vocabulary and Music

Bavarian Vocabulary in an animated GIF © Goethe-Institut

Fun Facts and phrases
Wiesn vocabulary

Sound like a true Münchener while you’re prost-ing with your friends! Our list below contains the most important words and expressions you’re likely to encounter while stumbling around the Wiesn of Oktoberfest. This collection reflects the uniqueness of the Bavarian dialect, containing words that even Germans from other parts of the country might not be familiar with. Enjoy, Gaudi!

Spotify Playlist #8
Weird Wiesn

Hold on to your merry-go-round horses! Weird Wiesn is a fast-paced 15-hit rollercoaster through the best alternative songs that Oktoberfest has to offer.

Just the same old “hoomp tataa”? Far from it! Our themed Spotify playlists feature an eclectic mix of modern music from Germany, the US, and even some places in between. Each list is inspired by moments along our transatlantic trek, from Munich to Texas and beyond. Tune in to the “Wiesn in a Box” tour! 

More Wiesn Playlists


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