First ‘Oktoberfest’ event means beer and Bavarian breakfasts for all

Beer and Bavarian breakfasts were on offer to all at a 13th century church on Sunday when the Oktoberfest came to town.

The event was held after a service at St Peter’s in Berkhamsted, during which there was a free Buxtehude cantata musical performance.

St Peter's Kulturelles Oktoberfest on Sunday PNL-140610-141438001

St Peter's Kulturelles Oktoberfest on Sunday PNL-140610-141438001

It was performed in German style, from the balcony at the back, by the Bridgewater Sinfonietta during the Eucharist.

Then came the outdoor Bierfest and Bavarian breakfast – staged as part of the second day of the first St Peter’s Kulturelles Oktoberfest, which the church hopes to stage again.

On Saturday, the church hosted a concert by talented young singers, a talk on cultural relationships and a tasting of the finest German wines.

The speech by the University of Hertfordshire’s Alix Green examined how Germany was affected by the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.