The Oktoberfest is an annual 16-day long festival held in Munich in the southern German region of Bavaria. It is the largest beer festival in the world, attracting some 6 million visitors from around the world.
The Oktoberfest dates back to the early 1800s. Nowadays over 7 million liters of beer are consumed in tents set up on the "Theresienwiese" in Munich. DW can be tempted by the odd jar or "Stein" now and then, just like the rest of us; our recent Oktoberfest material is all poured onto a single page here.
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Southern Brazil is home to the largest Oktoberfest in the world after Munich. While the Bavarian original wrapped up at the beginning of October, the Brazilian offshoot is running the whole month. It's less surprising than you might think, considering the very large population of German descendants in the region.
The Oktoberfest in the southern city of Munich has ended after drawing some 6.3 million guests. Although less beer was consumed than last year, hundreds lost their licenses for driving or riding under the influence.
Tens of thousands of people were on hand at the start of Munich's Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival. An hour ahead of the official opening, several tents had already closed their doors due to overcrowding.