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Taybeh Oktoberfest

A German style festival in the heart of Palestine with Al Taybeh beer the Finest in the Middle East.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH > SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH 2018

 Find below useful information and in case of any questions or need for assistance please contact info@visitpalestine.ps. VisitPalestine.ps plans to help you to get to the events and will provide tours includes the festival . These probably will be: Bethlehem Old Quarter Tour,  Cultural tour of Ramallah.  Stay tuned for the detailed program!

About Taybeh beer:

Taybeh Brewing Company is a family owned business established in 1994. The goal was to invest and boost the local economy by introducing new styles of natural hand crafted micro-brewed beers according to the German Purity Law with no preservatives or additives making an excellent Palestinian beer while creating a nationalistic feeling.

Home Page: http://taybehbeer.com/

 

Taybeh Oktoberfest: 

 

The Taybeh Brewing Company has been welcoming people from all corners of the world to celebrate Oktoberfest every year since 2005. The two-day celebration usually happens on the first Saturday and Sunday of October (excluding religious holidays).

The most amazing part of Taybeh Oktoberfest is the wonderful cultural and musical exchange that was possible with the diverse groups that performed from traditional Palestinian music, dabkeh to rock, rap, and hip-hop. Different groups were sponsored to perform from places where they would return to Brazil, Germany, Japan, Greece, or Great Britain and share with their family and friends not only that Palestine has an Oktoberfest but that Palestinians have a rich culture of music, art, sports, foods, clothing, traditions, etc. Oktoberfest brought a deeply needed normality to Palestine.

 

 

 

 

 

The festival Details: 

Some Practical Information on Traveling to Palestine

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For practical information about our destination (electricity, climate, currencies etc…) please check out the General Information section.

Do I need a visa to travel to Israel/Palestine?

That depends on where you are from. You do not need a visa for Palestine, but as you have to travel through Israel to get to Palestine you might need a visa for Israel. EU and US citizens automatically get a 3-month visa upon arrival to Israel, but see here for more information: http://www.doyouneedvisa.com/border/Israel. Carry your visa and passport at all times during your stay.

From Amman you can take a taxi or bus to the Allenby Border Crossing, which takes a good couple of hours to pass. From the Palestinian side – controlled by Israeli authorities – of the crossing you can take the Palestinian shuttles busses to Jericho and then collective taxi (orange van) to Bethlehem – the van will drive only when all the seats are reserved or if some passengers are willing to pay for the empty seats.

Taxi: You can of course take a taxi from the airport directly to Bethlehem. Be aware that only Palestinian drivers will take you into Bethlehem and that it will be more expensive. Agree on the price before you start driving. You can also take a taxi from Jerusalem. If you would like to arrange a private transport beforehand contact Visit Palestine Center at info@visitpalestine.ps for assistance.

How do I get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem?

Read also this post to learn about various alternatives for traveling between Jerusalem and Bethlehem: http://visitpalestine.ps/get-bethlehem-jerusalem/

What is the official language in Palestine? Do they speak English?

Many people speak English very well. In Palestine the official language is Arabic.

Is it expensive?

You can live cheap on the world’s best hummus and falafel and at hostels and homestays and travel by local, public transportation just as you can live very expensively on expensive dinners, at the most expensive hotels and hire a private driver. In Palestine you can live on all budgets.

Where should I stay?

For various accommodation options check: http://visitpalestine.ps/where-to-go/city/bethlehem/hotels-bethlehem/

The schedule of the Festival and Tours related to the Festival are coming soon…