Sep 21 2013
And the party begins! It just started! The greatest festival, Oktoberfest is finally happening now! Munich’s Mayor, Christian Ude tapped the first barrel of beer and handed the mass or mug to Horst Seehofer, Bavaria’s Minister President this noon time in Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany.
This year’s celebration marked the 180th anniversary and for sure this year will be a great one too! I guess I am so lucky to witness this celebration for a lot of times.
Enjoy the images here and I might see you in Oktoberfest! Enjoy your visit but be safe!
HISTORY OF OKTOBERFEST
Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 17, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields were named Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s meadow”) in honor of the Crown Princess, and have kept that name ever since, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to the “Wies’n”. wikipedia.
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