Oktoberfest: 10 words of German origin

Oktoberfest ("October festival"), established in 1810, is known worldwide as a beer festival. It takes place in Munich, Germany, from mid-September until the first week of October. Oktoberfest officially starts when the mayor of Munich taps the first keg and shouts the Bavarian phrase O'zapft is! ("It's tapped!") Then it's party time! In Canada, we celebrate Oktoberfest in cities and towns across the country at approximately the same time of year.

But there's much more to Germany than beer and Bratwurst! Test your knowledge of German vocabulary with this quiz on English words of German origin.

Date modified: 2020-08-25

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