I donno if you have heard about Munich's Oktoberfest before or not, but for surely I did not hear about it. Well, it is all the fuss about "Drinking Beer". It is one of the biggest Beer festivals held every year in Munich. I donno why it is called Oktoberfest (October festival) as it starts in September. But it does surely ends in the beginning of October every year.
The much-awaited 176th, 16-day long Oktoberfest (locally called as "Wiesen") has started on 19th Sept., 2009 at Theresienwiese Fairgrounds in Munich. People started thronging the place from as early as 7:30 am on the first day so that they can get an early access into the massive beer tents which can seat upto 6000 people. Well, about 6 million people from across the world are expected to arrive at the Oktoberfest this year despite the Swine Flu scare.
Well, people throng the massive tents set-up there for drinking beer. You need to wait longer to get access into the tents as they are very much crowded. The tents are buzzed with the people, beer and music. They are very loud and hardly you can hear to your neighbor. But the atmosphere seems to be amazing with everyone in a party mood. You get beer in big mugs called "Mass". And each Mass costs approx. 8.3 to 8.6 euros.
I am hereby posting some pictures which highlight the Oktoberfest hype. Well, guys if you are interested, we can plan to visit next year, wats say!!!
Image Courtesy: www. spiegel.de