Oktoberfest 2015 Began!

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Waiters and waitresses chat inside a tent before the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for Oktoberfest, which starts today and runs until October 4, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)
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Oktoberfest 2014

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Young women celebrate the opening of the 181th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, September 20, 2014. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)
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The Seventh Annual Running of the Wieners – Oktoberfest in Cincinnati

The Running of the Wieners races are the annual kickoff to Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. 100 dachshunds race to be crowned the winning wiener at the seventh-annual Hillshire Farm Running of the Wieners on Friday, September 19, 2014. In photographs by Jay Murdock. Continue reading »

Oktoberfest Kicks off in Germany


A visitor reaches for of the one of the first mugs of beer after the tapping of the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 180th Oktoberfest at the Hofbraeu tent in Munich Sept 21, 2013. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for the 180th Oktoberfest, which runs until October 6. Continue reading »

Oktoberfest 2012: World’s Biggest Beer Festival Begins

Oktoberfest, the world’s most famous beer festival, kicked off its 179th edition at the Theresienwiese fairground in Germany on 22 September. Christian Ude, the Lord Mayor of Munich, tapped the first keg of Oktoberfest beer to declare the 16-day event open. The traditional opening ceremony also included a 12-gun salute. The opening day of Oktoberfest 2012 coincided with the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, which brought heavy rain to Munich. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will crowd into the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for a festival that is also a showcase for Bavarian culture.


A reveller uses a plastic bag to cover herself from heavy rain on the opening day of the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, 22 September, 2012. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) Continue reading »

Oktoberfest: World’s Biggest Beer Fest Begins

Oktoberfest festival is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. And this year the mayor of Munich Christian Ude has tapped the first keg to kick off the 178th traditional German folk festival.

A waitress carries the traditional 1-litre beer mugs at the opening of the Munich Oktoberfest September 17, 2011. (Reuters) Continue reading »