O’zapft is! Oktoberfest begins in Munich

The 182nd Oktoberfest began a few hours ago with the tapping of the first keg by the mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter and cry of the traditional “O’zapft is” meaning “it’s tapped”.  The Schottenhamel beer tent hosted the Oktoberfest opening ceremony after the morning parade as it does every year.  When it began in 1867, Schottenhamel had only 50 seats but these days seats around 10,000 guests at any one time making it the biggest of the Oktoberfest beer tents.

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