Happy Wink » Oktoberfest


Month : September-October
Place : Munich, Germany
Famous For : Beer Festival
Attractions : Beer, Music & Parades.

Oktoberfest is world's largest beer bash & one of the most famous events in Germany. This 16-day long festival is held every year in Munich, Germany from late September to early October. According to traditions, the Oktoberfest takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. The original "Oktoberfest" was held on October 18, 1810 in Munich when Crown Prince Ludwig & Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen organized a great horse race to mark the commemoration of their marriage.

Major Attractions

The most common misconception about this legendary beer bash is about its dates. Oktoberfest actually begins at the end of September to be exact. The festivities continues two weeks later in early October or whenever the kegs run dry. The sudsy revelry goes down on the The Resienwiese, which is really a big grassy embankment with beer tents. Other highlights of the festival includes live music and a parade are also highlights of this festival. All in all, Oktoberfest is about beer. If you go, keep in mind that beer-drinking is a competitive sport in Munich. So try to keep up and don't embarrass yourself.

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