176th Oktoberfest in Munich
Time has almost come for the next Oktoberfest which will take part here in Munich between 19th September and 4th October 2009. Already you can find all the historical info in Wikipedia here and all tips and general info in Oktoberfest Official Website here. For me it will be the first time in Oktoberfest and actually am quite wondering about the biggest beer festival (more than 6 million visitors) in the world. Unlike the typical beering in Munich – beergarden, wurst, beer – this festival must be extending the limits of fun, beer, food, music, and so on…Plus, I recommend both myself and you to watch this Oktoberfest movie called Beerfest. Enjoy the trailer here.
Apart from the fun part, this event for sure, is a big industry itself. All the job opportunities during the festival (working hard, carrying tons of 1 liter glasses and earning quite good money), one of the most successful tourism advertisement of Munich and Germany (even the festival association wants Oktoberfest to be in Unesco´s World Heritage list, read it here) , millions of Euros for the German economy (not only beers and food, but all souvenirs, additional city tours, travel agencies, dirndl – lederhosen prices, etc..) and many other mostly economical and advertising benefits.
Hopefully, I will try to observe and experience 176th Oktoberfest as much as I can and you will find more related posts here with several videos and photos. Prost !