It was a rainy day in Munich for the opening of the 183rd Oktoberfest but that didn’t dampen the spirits of plenty of festival goers who began queing before sunrise for prime open ceremony positions. Some 6 million people are expected to attend this years festival.
As is tradition, the first keg was tapped in the Schottenhamel Tent by the Mayor of Munich followed shortly after by the other tents.
The 182nd Oktoberfest is about to begin in Munich, Germany in less than 24 hours. On Saturday the 19th of September at 6:45pm Australian Eastern Standard Time to be precise. For those of use who aren’t lucky enough to be in Germany for the real deal, there’s plenty of events and things to do to experience some of that Oktoberfest feeling.
Oktoberfest Downunder is a place to find information about all things Oktoberfest and German beer culture that you can see, do and taste, right here in Australia.
So let us look upon the hard workers putting in the final touches to the beer tents before over 6 million people descend upon Theresienwiese tomorrow for the 16 day festival.