September 26, 2012

In Focus: Oktoberfest 2012

On Saturday, the 179th Oktoberfest opened in Munich, Germany, with the traditional tapping of the first keg of beer by Munich’s mayor, Christian Ude, as he shouted, “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!”). The Bavarian festival is open until October 7, and 6 million people are expected to attend. Last year, visitors drank nearly 8 million one-liter mugs of beer. Attendance is free, but the beer will cost you: This year, the price of a mug at any of the 14 tents comes to €9.50 ($12.30 U.S.). Gathered here are some scenes from Oktoberfest 2012’s first few days.

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Filed under: Photography Germany Bavarian Beer 
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    Sigh
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    Oh, I’m so jealous…
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    More Oktoberfest gatherings around the area this weekend…can’t wait!
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    YES I AM HERE/WAS HERE—and yes it is expensive to drink 1 liter of beer. :)
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    See you this weekend, Oktoberfest and Emily!!!!!!!!
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    It’s good to make friends...woman delivering...your...
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    Why are we not there? I want to be there D:
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    Germany…
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    SOMEDAY!
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    Psyched for Fargo’s Oktoberfest on the 12th!
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    I WANT TO GO TO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!
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    So, does anyone know why this local fair became THE epitome of Germany and is a THING all around the world now? Always...
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