With Oktoberfest just around the corner, we’re sure you’re excitedly getting ready for the beer tents and carnival atmosphere of Munich’s “5th season”. Over 6 million people descend on the city every September to revel in the “Wiesn", which is what the locals know Oktoberfest as. But how can you avoid being called a “saupresse”, the Bavarian word reserved for their not so beloved neighborhoods in north Germany, and the not so beloved tourists who descend on the city? You can start with reading our guide to how to Oktoberfest like a local! Here’s everything you need to know about Oktoberfest, the strategies to make the most of it, and how to survive!