There are only three days left until Munich’s official Oktoberfest (Sept. 17 – Oct. 04) begins with the tapping of the first beer barrel at noon on September 18. Oktoberfest lovers will be glad to hear that the celebration of beer is actually extended by two days this year. On September 17, visitors will be treated to reconstruction of Oktoberfest as it was celebrated in past centuries.
Originally, the fest celebrated the marriage Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. It has now evolved into a celebration of the drink that Germany is well known for and brews in many varieties. For more info check out Oktoberfest.de.
As this is a well-known fest in Germany, especially among those who love beer, it might be a little late to make a last-minute trip to Munich. But don’t worry, this is an annual event which will take place from Sept. 17 – Oct. 03. 2011 and Sept. 22 – Oct. 07. 2012. If you want to go, I recommend you start planning now.
But not to worry, Oktoberfest is celebrated world-wide. Stay tuned for more info.