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Oktoberfest – The Festival

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Oktoberfest is the largest public festival in the world, with over six million people attending each year. Featuring beer-drinking and merrymaking, Oktoberfest is about 16 days long, and it’s held on the grounds of the Theresienwiese (field of Therese) in central Munich.

The main entrance to Oktoberfest.

On the grounds at the Theresienwiese.

Oktoberfest from the ferris wheel.  Photo courtesy of Csaba (dedicated to his bike: Shadowwalkerdonkey).

Delivering Hacker-Pschorr to the Hacker-Festzelt (Hacker-Pschorr’s tent).

Munich

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Munich, home to Oktoberfest, was our home from October 1-4. (In reality, the TENT was our home, but we only spent time there to sleep.)

As one of the main catalysts for our trip, most of our time in Munich was spent at Oktoberfest. One post isn’t enough to do Oktoberfest justice, so I plan to do six short posts on it: the festival, the tents, the bier, the food, the rides, and the people.

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John adjusts our tent at the TENT (your home in Munich!).

Munich’<p>s Hofgarten (court garden).

The Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Munich’<p>s Marienplatz.  Like many other buildings and monuments throughout Europe, this too was under renovation.