Oktoberfest in pictures

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Whether you dream of heading to Munich to experience Oktoberfest for yourself or are planning to raise a glass (or two) at a local celebration, you can get inspired with this photo tour.

When it comes to Oktoberfest, one thing comes to mind: lots and lots of beer.

Germany’s 16-day festival certainly takes its brews seriously. Oktoberfest only serves beer brewed in Munich’s city limits at a minimum of 6 percent alcohol by volume (also known as the Bavarian purity law). In fact, only six breweries are allowed to serve the nearly 2 million gallons of beer that flow at Oktoberfest.

But beyond the beer, Oktoberfest is actually the world’s largest fair. More than 6 million people descend upon Munich for the rides, Bavarian fare, music and dancing that fills the city’s streets during the celebration. Believe it or not, the world’s most famous beer festival is actually quite the family-friendly event.

Whether you dream of heading to Munich to experience Oktoberfest for yourself or are planning to raise a glass (or two) at a local celebration, you can get inspired with this photo tour.

Hofbrau Festzelt beer tent (Image: evocateur used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Hofbrau Festzelt beer tent (Image: evocateur used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Hippodrom beer tent (Image: Ethan Prater)
Hippodrom beer tent (Image: Ethan Prater)
Dinkleacker Brewery (Image: flickr.annieandrew)
Dinkleacker Brewery (Image: flickr.annieandrew)
Inside a beer tent (Image: zoonabar used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Inside a beer tent (Image: zoonabar used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Drinking at Oktoberfest (Image: ClubTransatlântico)
Drinking at Oktoberfest (Image: ClubTransatlântico)
Woman selling pretzels at Oktoberfest (Image: constant progression)
Woman selling pretzels at Oktoberfest (Image: constant progression)
An Oktoberfest booth (Image: jikatu used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
An Oktoberfest booth (Image: jikatu used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Oktoberfest sausage (Image: ClubTransatlântico)
Oktoberfest sausage (Image: ClubTransatlântico)
Potatoes (Image: ClubTransatlântico)
Potatoes (Image: ClubTransatlântico)
Rides at Oktoberfest (Image: digital cat )
Rides at Oktoberfest (Image: digital cat )

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Oktoberfest in pictures was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.