II you think about Germany, a thing many people will think about is the Oktoberfest festival. Picture yourseld huge steins of beer, singing, platters of sausages, men dressed in Lederhosen and ladies dressed in Dirndls.
If you want to get the hotel of your choice or make reservations in the beer tents, it is very important to plan your visit and accommodation well in advance. More than 6 million people are visiting the Theresienwiese fair grounds every year.
When the Oktoberfest opens in Munich, all the brewers and publicans march in procession through the town accompanied by gaily decked carts and brewers’ drays, drawn by teams of hefty dray horses.
No motorised vehicles are tolerated in this ancient procession. Punctually at 12 noon on the opening day the Lord Mayor of Munich ceremonially taps the first barrel of “Wies`n” beer in one of the huge beer tents, as twelve salvoes are fired from small cannons situated on the Theresienhoehe.
It attracts so many visitors from all over the world that it can be truly described as a Festival of Nations. It last 17 days and millions of visitors from Germany and other parts of the world will gather every year in Munich.
The festival itself is held towards the southwest of the city centre, in the Theresienwiese field. The enormous fair grounds have been called “Theresienwiese” after the Princess Therese.
This world famous event is held every year the last two weeks of September into the first week of October. It has been a tradition for almost 200 years. There is always a friendly and very lively atmosphere at the Munich Oktoberfest, whether you are at the fair or in one of the ambiance beer tents, you are sure to be caught up in the fun of it all regardless of age or gender.
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