On the first Oktoberfest Sunday, a parade through Munich is a dazzling showcase of traditional costumes. It was first staged on the 25th wedding anniversary of King Ludwig I and Therese of Bavaria in 1835.
Berlin is about as un-Bavarian as a German city can be, but that doesn't stop Oktoberfest from rolling into town every fall. Tamsin Walker went to find out if Berliners embrace the Munich tradition.
Bavaria captivates tourists with its rustic traditions, royal palaces, and, of course, the Alps.
One person has died and a 4-year-old is in critical condition after storm "Fabienne" raged across much of Germany. Transport links remain affected, but many revelers at the Oktoberfest ignored evening warnings.
The Oktoberfest is an export hit. In Leavenworth in the USA it is celebrated in a very authentic style, as the small town is a perfect replica of a Bavarian village. A cliché that attracts one million visitors a year.
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