On September 22, 2018, the 185th October fest will be opened in Munich. We tell you everything you need to know about the big folk festival.
Soon it will be time again and the Oktoberfest attracts visitors from all over the world to Munich. On the Theresienwiese it says: “O’zapft is”. We will tell you the most important information about the Oktoberfest in Munich.
The largest public festival in the world is traditionally opened on September 22, 2018 with the tap of the mayor of Munich. Dirndl and Lederhosen are then on the dress code for 16 days.
The roots of the Oktoberfest go back to the early 19th century. On October 17, 1810 Munich organized a horse race in honor of the wedding of Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony -Hildburghausen. The visitors were so enthusiastic that the celebrations should be repeated every year from now on. Over time, the horse race had to give way to the extravagant celebrations. Today, the Munich Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world.
October fest 2018: All information about the biggest folk festival in the world
October fest in September
Great confusion is caused by the fact that the Oktoberfest is held in large part already in September. This is due to the unpredictable Munich autumn weather. In September, the temperatures are even more pleasant, the nights milder and the minds sunnier. However, the last Oktoberfest weekend usually falls in October. After all.
The October fest in numbers
Around six million visitors make a pilgrimage to the Oktoberfest in Munich every year. Drinking guests are always. The breweries claim to distribute more than 7.5 million liters of beer every year. In addition to the beer brewed for the festival, a hearty meal is a must for all Oktoberfest visitors. A total of 122 oxen are fried and eaten for the “fifth season”. But vegetarians get their money. More than 13,000 employees ensure that no wish remains open at the Oktoberfest.
We wish you a “Fetz’n Gaudi” at Oktoberfest 2018.