Oktoberfest is an annual beer festival held in Munich, Bavaria which runs for around 16-18 days from late September to first weekend in October.
It is considered to be the world’s largest beer festival. Locally the festival is known as “die Wiesn”
The 2017 Oktoberfest beer festival starts on September 16, 2017 and will continue till till October 3, 2017.
More than 6 million guests from around the world attend this festival every year to descend on the beer tents of Munich to celebrate the 16-day Oktoberfest extravaganza.
Oktoberfest is known worldwide for its towering mugs of beer, oompah music, men wearing traditional Bavarian Lederhosen leather shorts and women in bright costumes.
Prost!! Here’s to beer, bingeing, befuddlement!
The Munich Oktoberfest began in 1810, as a wedding party thrown by King Joseph Maximilian of Bavaria to celebrate his marriage to Princess Theresa of Saxony.