Oktoberfest: A Week of Bavaria in Busan
The 8th Hurshimchung Oktoberfest gets underway this Friday, bringing the best of Bavaria to Busan from September 14th until the 20th at the Nongshim Brau in Oncheonjeong, Dongnae-gu.
Live bands playing traditional German music, drinking contests, accordion performances, a photo and game zone and a prize wheel will all add to the excitement, which will re-create the atmosphere which traditionally runs annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany from late September through the first week of October.
A 10,000-won ticket gets you a 500cc beer mug and one glass of brewed beer. Those who purchase the festival mug can enjoy brewed beer at 3,000 won per glass, which is brewed on-site by an expert brewmaster who honed his brewing skills in Germany.
There are also many prizes to be won during the festival, including free hotel stays.
The hotel is also hosting a Barefoot Walking Event on Sunday, September 16, which allows participants to explore the Geumjeong Mountain trails barefoot. Before the contest, the Korean Society of Chuna Therapy for Spin & Nerves provides a free foot check-up, followed by several other events while walking barefoot, such as the Yahoo event, and photo contest. Entrance price includes lunch, a Hurshimchung spa ticket, a Hurshimchung Brau Oktoberfest ticket (beer mug and 500cc beer only for adults), water and a lottery ticket.
The event is being sponsored by the Honorary German Consulate, the Goethe Institute and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea.
8th Hurshimchung Oktoberfest at a Glance
About the event: Tickets are 10,000 won and include a souvenir mug and 500cc beer. Additional glasses are 3,000 won. The event takes place from Friday, September 14 through Thursday, September 20. The doors open at 4 p.m. and close at 2 a.m. daily.
About the Location: The Nongshim Hotel is located in Oncheonjeong, Dongnae-gu, which is directly opposite the famous Hur Shim Chung Spa. The 650-seat beer hall located is on the first floor of the hotel.
About the beer: Hurshimchung Bräu brews 750 liters of its own freshly brewed beer every day at their brewing facilities. Created by brewmaster Jeong S. Huh, who studied his skills at he Technische Universität München, the brew comes in three varieties: Pils, Weizen, and Dunkel.
20:00 ~ 20:30 MC event
20:30 ~ 21:00 Live band/accordion + Chicken dance/character dance
21:00 ~ 21:30 MC event/1st raffle
21:30 ~ 22:00 Live band
22:00 ~ 22:30 MC event/2nd raffle
22:30 ~ 23:00 Accordion + Chicken dance
23:00 ~ 23:30 Live band
24:00 ~ 24:30 Live band
* MC event : Speed drinking, Bingo, Rock-paper-scissors
* Prizes : spa coupon, gift card, snack 1 box, noodle 1 box....
The above schedule is subject to change.
For more details check the Haps event page.
Hurshimchung Brau Homepage.
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