Munich is gearing up for this year's Oktoberfest held in the Bavarian capital. The even is hugely popular with visitors from around the world and a big booster for Munich's economy.
Lederhosen were not always popular. They nearly disappeared in the 1880s! But thanks to one Bavarian teacher and his drinking buddies, the shorts will fill Oktoberfest tents. DW presents some surprising lederhosen facts.
After having its lowest level of visitors in 15 years in 2016 due to security fears amid terrorist threats throughout Europe, this year's Oktoberfest once again exceeded its annual average of 6 million attendees.
Want to fit in at the world's biggest beer festival? Then grab your Bavarian-style outfit and brush up on your language skills. The Bavarians speak their own brand of German.
Even if it's called Oktoberfest - the world's largest beer festival is running from September 16 until October 3. Test your knowledge of the traditional fest in Munich with our quiz!
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