Beers will be overflowing once again in Munich, Germany as the famous and world’s largest fair Oktoberfest commences on September 22. Attracting beer lovers all over the world and drawing in an average of six million visitors every year, this two-week celebration was once just a wedding reception for local royalty. But as various brewers got involved in the royal marquee during the subsequent years, the beer festival was born.
If you’re a newbie, among the highlights to watch out for during the festival is the official opening ceremony which takes place in a tent and wherein the mayor taps the first keg of the beer with the traditional cry “O`zapft is!” which means “It is tapped!” The costume parade is delightful to watch too with its colorful display of Bavarian history and culture.
Beer prices during the festival vary every year, and it may range from 7 to 8 euros per liter. You can visit beer tents without reservation but you’d have to come early.
Do you have your own Oktoberfest in your place? What’s it like?