Yes. I noticed that as well. Don't read too much into the above image. The PRETZEL around the hot dog was ridiculously large this past weekend for whatever reason. It absolutely dwarfs the sausage dog. It was a good deal for a lot of extra yummy pretzel.
Maybe its just me, but the sausage pretzels weren't as good as they were last year. I think they just went to Food Lion and bought Oscar Meyer hot dogs or something. They definitely didn't have that crunch like the Festhaus sausages do.
The one thing I don't like about the BUILDING, is that it doesn't go with the rest of Oktoberfest/Germany. You have a lot of pretty white building, some games, a nice white building labeled, "FESTHAUS", and BAM! You hit a brown building with black beams. It doesn't fit. I do like the theming on the inside though!
I think it looks great. If you walked around a real German Town, not everyone is going to build their houses and businesses to all like exactly the same. Granted a real German town wouldn't have a giant cartoon pretzel hanging off its walls, though it is possible.
Yeah, I assume the US still doesn't participate in many proprietary labeling agreements, such as Appellation d'Origine Controlee for French products like cheeses and wines, so we still call any sparkling white wine champagne -- whereas much of the world only calls it champagne if it is sparkling white wine from the Champagne region in France.
I kind of think we're rubes about it, but there ya go.