MUNICH, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – The 184th annual edition of Oktoberfest started on Saturday (September 16), with a horse-and-carriage parade, carnival rides, oompah bands and beer-swigging revelry – as tradition dictates, of course. Continue reading
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MUNICH, GERMANY (AUGUST 22, 2017) (REUTERS – The Oktoberfest is known for hearty food, pretty girls in even prettier dirndls (traditional dress), men in Lederhosen and of course beer. And the beer must be served in the ‘Mass”, the traditional Oktoberfest mug. Continue reading
The world’s largest and rowdiest annual beer festival comes to an end, with Munich organisers saying visitors drank 7.3 million litres of beer during the 16-day long party.