This Day in History: First Oktoberfest Held in Munich, Germany (1810)

First Oktoberfest Held in Munich, Germany (1810)

The first Oktoberfest was held as a horse race celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Saxony-Hildburghausen. In the years that followed, the race was combined with the state agricultural fair, and food and drink were offered. Since that time the 16-day festival has become, above all else, a celebration of German beer, drawing more than five million attendees annually. How many millions of liters of beer did Oktoberfest attendees consume in 2007? More… Discuss

2 responses to “This Day in History: First Oktoberfest Held in Munich, Germany (1810)

  1. of course we’ve been there too – but we wouldn’t like to do it a second time … very crowded, too much beer…

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    • We have a nice little place (like a sqare Block, here, Called Alpine Village: It has wonderful delicatessen, and entertainments. All the traditional dishes are there, and the songs and the dances. A joyful place. Thanks.

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