Never let distance keep you apart! Whether it’s visiting a loved one, or even recreating your own Oktoberfest, go for one of our homes in Costa Blanca. Sure, Munich is very far, and the atmosphere is completely different, but there are many Germans that have chosen to live in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, so if you’re from Germany, you won’t be alone!
This 2021, the very best Oktoberfest in the province of Alicante made a comeback: the one in Calpe. A festival “a la Valencia” with a hint of Germany was held over the long weekend in October, boasting live orchestras, charangas (brass bands), local delicacies, and, most important of all, beer.
If you happened to miss out on these festivities or simply want to continue the party, don’t worry. In Spain, we love parties and we’re sure our European counterparts do too! So, why not host your own Oktoberfest that will make you feel right at home? Here are a few tips!
As we already said, in Cumbre del Sol we love having clients from Germany, and we want to do our best so that they can live as comfortably as possible in Costa Blanca. The saying “there’s no place like home” is certainly true, but in this case, residents from Germany will feel right at home in Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol. And what is it that makes us feel most at home? You guessed it, it’s food.
Food and drink are especially needed when talking about the best German festival out there! In a multicultural residential complex with neighbours from all over Europe, a supermarket cannot go without imported products. Supermarkets such as Pepe la Sal, which stock imported products, not only have a store in Benitaxell, but also in other nearby places like Moraira-Teulada or Benissa.
Beer, a non-negotiable part of your Oktoberfest
The queen of Oktoberfest is, of course, beer. It is the centrepiece of the party. So, if you decide to host your own Oktoberfest, this golden liquid has to be there. How about organising a beer tasting session? But watch out! Make sure your beers are German. You won’t have problems finding any, as we said before, Pepe la Sal has many imported products that will make each resident of Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol at home.
The debate on beers is always frothing. Luckily, in this supermarket, you have a wide variety to choose from! In Spain and in the rest of the world, Paulaner is the best brand to celebrate Oktoberfest. It was the beer that turned this regional festival into a global one. But we understand that if you’re German, you’ll probably want a larger selection of beers to do your own tasting session at home for your Oktoberfest. Along with Paulaner, you can also get these beers: Bitburger, Erdinger, Emdbrau and Franziskaner. A paradise for our German neighbours!
This Oktoberfest, travel to Germany through food
Even though the star of the show is beer, it simply has to be accompanied with a good meal. A good meal that makes you feel like you’re in the streets of Munich on such an important day for Germans. Sausages and cheese have to be on the table, and if not, it wouldn’t be an Oktoberfest. Munster Fermier, Edam, Bavaria Blu and Tilsiter are some cheeses available to buy in Pepe la Sal so that your Oktoberfest at home can be just as good as the real thing. As for sausages, a symbol of Germany, you will also find many different kinds on offer to choose from in this supermarket.
But beyond the raw ingredients, here are some recipes that you can easily recreate at home. Bretzels, Kartoffelsalat and Frikadellen will be a hit with the guests at your party. Your playlist for that day will, of course, singers and bands from Germany. This will certainly be nostalgic music for German guests, but for others it will be a way to get to know new music and learn about German folklore.
All that’s left is decoration! It’s one of the most important steps, so don’t skip it. Bavarian flags, big beer mugs, and even regional dress – no detail is too small! Did you manage to get all that down? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to close that gap of 1,900 kilometres and feel that Cumbre del Sol is your home.