A little Oktoberfest etiquette: Despite it’s name, Oktoberfest 2013 runs from September 2oth – October 5th. The event began in the early 1800’s as a celebration to honor Bavaria and it’s royal family. Booths selling beer eventually were added, and by 1896 they had morphed into the new iconic beer tents.
In Germany a stein is called a Krug. Everyone at the table drinks together, and all glasses are “clinked” before drinking. Not making eye contact during this exchange is considered rude.
The word for cheers is “Prost”.