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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! 

June 28, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at The Iron Abbey

The Iron Abbey
680 N. Easton Rd
Horsham, PA 19044

June 28, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at the HWMR Block Party

HWMR Barber Shop
1500 44th Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55412  

June 29, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at the Reading Liederkranz

Reading Liederkranz
143 Spook Lane
Reading, PA 19606
 

July 3-7, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at the Iowa Falls Riverbend Rally

Iowa Falls Riverbend Rally
Estes Park
520 Rocksylvania Ave
Iowa Falls, IA  50126

July 12, 2019
“Wiesn in a Box” at Project Project

Project Project
1818 Vinton Street
Omaha, NE 68108


Experience the Wiesn

  • Jeff @ OWW
    Good beer. Wunderbar pretzels. Who knew "wunderbar" means "wonderful" in German? Really enjoyed getting to see this cool project.
    Jeff, Eagle, WI
  • Tammy @ OWW
    How can you go wrong with German beer? I learned that “Wiesn” means “Oktoberfest”. Now it all makes sense!
    Tammy, Eagle, WI
  • 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
  • Jill @ Wiesn in a box - Atlanta Goethe-Institut
    A mobile beergarden in a box? I think it’s pretty cool!
    Jill, Atlanta, GA

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!

Jolly Hoppy Tunes Playlist

Spotify Playlist #5
Jolly Hoppy Tunes

Beer is considered a staple food in Bavaria, and other parts of Germany, and Austria, and... Occasionally, the jolly hoppy everyday drug is substituted with wine. And a small Schnaps everynow and then will come in handy, when the food was too fatty, which it almost always is. Prost!

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


More fun made in Germany


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