Vila Germânica, an events complex with stores, restaurants, and a pavilion which spreads over more than six acres, is where most of Oktoberfest Blumenau partying takes place.
The architecture at the park resembles houses in a German village. Among the souvenirs you can buy are beer mugs, handicrafts and traditional German clothing.
Chopp da Vila, a beer tavern, is one of the latest additions to Vila Germânica.
Three subdivisions are created in the pavilion for Oktoberfest shows and other events. Another area is turned into the Biergarten.
The village, including the restrooms, is wheelchair-accessible.
Safety and Emergency Exits
Oktoberfest Blumenau has police officers and firefighters inside and outside the pavilions. Mounted police from Florianópolis are on duty throughout the festival.
Fliers with information about topics such as AIDS and DST prevention are usually handed out at Oktoberfest Blumenau.
Vila Germânica has an emergency room inside the pavilion.
Tickets to Oktoberfest Blumenau 2012 cost R$20 (Fri, Sat and Oct.11) and R$6 Sun-Thur except Oct.11; they're half price for senior citizens and young children. Admission is always free for people dressed in traditional German dress. On Oct.10 and 28, admission is free. On Sat, Sun and Oct.10, admission is charged as of 3 p.m. and on the other days, as of 6 p.m.
The organizers recommend pre-purchase of tickets in order to avoid the long lines at the door.
Admission to the VIP area with a capacity for 300, located in Sector 3, includes a buffet meal and sodas and water. 2012 tickets cost R$100 for Oct. 18 and 25 and R$140 for Oct. 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. Prices valid for advance tickets and subject to change. Available for advance purchase only, from www.blueticket.com.br.
Oktoberfest Blumenau 2012 Address & Phone:Rua Alberto Stein, 199
Blumenau - SC