Yes, the world’s largest funfair held annually in Munich, in Bavaria, Germany is a 16-day festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.
The locals often just call it Wiesn
It’s the colloquial name of the fairgrounds (Theresienwiese) themselves, located near the center of Munich.
2016 marks the 206th year this important part of Bavarian culture has been going, and it’s all about traditional Bavarian German celebration with German food specialties, traditional music and dancing, carnival style rides, and of course Beer.
Massive drinking halls
How much beer??
During the event, almost 8million litres of beer are served up to thirsty patrons, along with traditional foods like Hendl (roast chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Brezen (pretzels), and Weißwurst (a white sausage).
Nothing beats the Original though!
Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event, but nothing compares to the real thing.
Oktoberfest 2016 runs between September 17th through to October 3rd in Munich, Germany.