Festival in Photos

Oktoberfest is not just about the beer, though that is the main attraction. There is also the opening day parade through Munich and the traditional costume parade on the first Sunday. Those who don't want to spend all their time in one of the beer tents will find plenty of carnival rides and game, as well as performances to keep them busy. The last Sunday of the festival ends with a fireworks display.

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Oktoberfest waitress © picture-alliance/ dpa

Oktoberfest: What You Need to Know About the World's Largest Festival

Oktoberfest waitress © picture-alliance/ dpa

It's back: the highly-anticipated Oktoberfest opens up on Saturday, September 17. More than 6 million people will once again race to the world’s largest fair to celebrate Bavarian beer and culture.  So throw on your Lederhosen and get ready for the Wiesn! Prost!