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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! 

March 9-Sept. 15, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at Georgia Beer Garden

Georgia Beer Garden
420 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312

May 25-26, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, WI 53119

June 1-2, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, WI 53119


Experience the Wiesn

  • Sanders @ Atlanta reopening festival Goethe-Institut
    I came here for the beer, it was really good German beer.
    Sanders, Atlanta, GA
  • Felicitas @ SXSW Goethe-Institut
    It was great to connect with Wiesn in a Box, what a cool event!
    Felicitas, Austin, TX
  • Grant @ Holman Photo: Goethe-Institut Washington
    It’s great to have a little bit of Wiesn here in the Bayou City!
    Grant, Houston, TX
  • Erica Soccer Jersey GBG © Wendell Weithers
    The beer is awesome.
    Erica, Atlanta, GA
  • Bailey @ Big Bear Cafe DC © Goethe-Institut
    This pretzel is bigger than my head—challenge accepted. Might need another cold one to wash it down!
    Bailey, Washington, D.C.

Wiesn Tour


@wiesninabox on Instagram

 

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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!

Bavarian music man Foto: Pixabay, CC0

All “Wiesn” Hits on Spotify
“Wiesn” Vibes

Just “hoomp tataa”? Far from it! Wiesn revelers nowadays enjoy more than traditional Oktoberfest hits. Listen in here for a quirky and funky twist on the classics, the sound of Bavaria today.

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Spotify Playlist #1
Where is the sun?

For Germans, concepts like the south, the sun, and the beach are difficult to comprehend. Our beaches are in the north and in the south we just have lakes (but we longingly call them seas – like the Bavarian or Swabian Sea). Mainly there are mountains, where we ski. The sun however, we cherish as much as everyone else.
 

Tennessee goat decorating the cover of the Wiesn playlist “Oida” .

Spotify Playlist #2
Oida

“Oida” is an eclectic Bavarian word that translates to something like “dude” in English. It can be used a lot like the “f”-word in English–as an exclamation. However, “oida” can only be used as a noun and it isn’t as vulgar as the “f”-word. In standard German, you would say “Alter,” which literally means “old one”.

Munich Things Playlist Duck

Spotify Playlist #3
Munich Things

Munich! Once known as a hot spot of disco and gay life, this fabled city north of the Alps seems to have settled into a slumber over the years. But watch out! This sleeping beauty has begun to stir­­—and not just during Oktoberfest! 


More fun made in Germany


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