will host the celebration of Oktoberfest. In 2013 it begins on September
21 through October 6. Oktoberfest was started long ago, it dates back to 1810, when a royal
wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen
took place on Theresienwiese ("Theresa's fields"). As time passed
by, Oktoberfest lost its original meaning, but preserved and even more
acquired the spirit of overall joy and happiness. Nowadays this is the
largest festival in the world gathering up to 7 million visitors from
all over the world to have fun and enjoy splendid German beers and authentic
After the name of the traditional
place of celebration - Theresienwiese - Oktoberfest is called by the local
people simply "Wiesn". Another tradition of Oktoberfest is Munich
Mayor's exclamation "Ozapft is", or as it sounds in High German
"Angezapft ist es" which means "It's been tapped".
The Mayor taps the first keg of beer and Oktoberfest thus gets started.
According to statistics, 7
million visitors consume 5 million kegs of beer, 700000 fried chicken, 400000
pairs of bratwurst
(pork sausages) and many more German specialties. Nevertheless they
are not just passive eaters and drinkers. All festivities are accompanied
by a rich and spectacular program of events for the enjoyment and excitement
of visitors of all ages.
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links here? E-mail us and let us know (Subject Oktoberfest).
Get deeper into Oktoberfest
details and activities and see what American Oktoberfest fans can make
it look like:
Are you having
an Authentic Oktoberfest party? Here is a great place to go to get the
recipes or order the food for your feast.
information on all the great German Beers consumed during Oktoberfest?
Our favorite Oktoberfest website link!
Official Munich Tourism websire with lot's of great links
to Oktoberfest in English.
is a list of great links about Oktoberfest. Many are in english and some
in Germany. All are fun to fun for the photos as well as the information.