Munich Oktoberfest is listed in the Guinness Book as the world’s largest folk festival. Every year it attracts more than 6 million tourists. Oktoberfest takes its roots from the 19th century, when it was first held in honor of the wedding of the future King Ludwig I. In addition to the mountains of food, visitors to this holiday can enjoy colorful parades, dances, and various attractions at the fairgrounds. But the main thing here is Oktoberfest beer, which is prepared exclusively by Munich companies, and only for this celebration.
When does the holiday begin and where does it take place?
In 2017, the Oktoberfest began on Saturday, September 16th, and runs until Wednesday, October 4th. A holiday is held near the city center, on the Teresa meadow. Note that the place is named after the very bride that Ludwig I married.
The opening of the festival is the parade of beer tent owners, led by the Munich mayor. The parade begins in the center of Munich and ends in a meadow, where there are tents (tents) during the holiday. Continue reading