Basic facts about Oktoberfest/ Octoberfest/ Wiesn
Octoberfest or in the German speaking countries Oktoberfest (written with a “k”), is the greatest folk festival in the world. It is held every fall in Munich, Bavaria, and in other locations around the world. Locals call it just “Wies’n” (meaning “meadow”) because it is situated at the “Theresienwiesen”.
By the late 1800s the booths had become large beer halls or tents. And that is the image of Oktoberfest that persists to this day.
The beer tents are still set up each year at Oktoberfest on the Theresienwiese, named in honor of the Crown Prince’s bride. Today the Munich festival also features a large midway and fair, and always lots of eating and beer drinking.
Every year roughly 7 million guests visit the festival. They will be there for the non-stop festivities — “endless rounds of beer, sausages, toasts, dances, parades and oompah bands.” People come from all over the world and therefore it is nowadays an international event.
Bavaria is a distinctively Catholic area and carries on the Catholic tradition of celebrating the abundance of the earth with lots of jovial merrymaking, hearty eating, and unrestrained drinking.
What else about Munich
You will find out that Munich is magnificant city which is not only well known for its Oktoberfest. It is also a very tidy city with a good public transport system and a good quality of living.
Moreover you will find information about music, beer, about the traditional Tracht (Lederhosen and Dirndl) and so on.
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