This blog post was updated on July 27, 2021.
With the largest Oktoberfest held in Munich in a little over a month, travelers have a bit of time to either plan a trip to Germany or prepare for their already booked travels. While Oktoberfest comes with its own slue of vocabulary words you might want to brush up on before you grab a beer stein and pretzel, there are several useful phrases to know in a wining and dining setting in Germany. Before you head out to Oktoberfest in a month or even just to a restaurant in Germany, be sure you have mastered these phrases.
Can I sit here? — Ist hier noch frei?
What do you recommend? — Was empfehlen Sie?
What kinds of sausages are these? — Welche art Würste sind diese?
How much does a liter of beer cost? — Wie viel kostet ein Maß
I would like to have… — Ich hätte gern bitte…
Enjoy your meal! — Guten Appetit!
Another beer please! — Noch ein Bier bitte!
It was delicious! — Es war sehr lecker!
Do you know where the bathroom is? — Wissen Sie wo die Toiletten sind?
Check please — Die Rechnung bitte
Cheers! — Prost!