10:24 | 25/09/2019 Society
The German Business Association (GBA)’s annual Oktoberfest event will be held from Thursday 17th until Saturday 19th Octoberin Hanoi and Thursday 26th until Saturday 28th September in Ho Chi Minh City.
The event, jointly organized by the German Businesses Association (GBA) and the Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam, will take place at the Hotel Nikko Saigon on September 28, before moving onto the JW Marriott Hanoi between October 17-19.
The two venues will provide a spacious open-ground that is necessary in order to set up a large big tent, known as the “Festzelt”, just like in Germany. The tent will be able to accommodate large groups with a capacity of 1, 400 to 1,600 people at a single time.
Upon addressing the press conference was hold in Hanoi, Thomas Debelic, chairman of the GBA, proudly announced that the 27th GBA Oktoberfest in Vietnam will continue the traditions started by the German business community many years ago. “We have continuously worked on improving the setting in order to create an authentic atmosphere in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. For the past four years the GBA Oktoberfest in Ho Chi Minh City has been upscaled with an original German beer tent, with German beer, German music and German food.” – said, Mr. Thomas Debelic – Chairman of the GBA.
To enhance the genuine atmosphere of the traditional Oktoberfest, this year, together with several kinds of German beer, the organizing board are set introduce the Original Paulaner Oktoberfest Beer which is served in the Paulaner tent at the original Oktoberfest in Munich. Besides enjoying free flow of beer in your very own Oktoberfest beer mug, guests will also enjoy a sumptuous buffet of premium German cuisine that will delight and excite the taste buds. Authentic music and entertaining show-acts are performed by the popular Munich-based ‘Anton Show Band’.
In 1992, the ‘Oktoberfest’ was first introduced to Vietnam’s social event calendar by the German business community and has become one of the most awaited celebrations that every year, welcomes more than 9,000 expats and locals over 6 evenings in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.