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Munich Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival, attracts every year to the Bavaria capital around seven million people. Here everything is celebrated on a large scale: millions of roast chicken are prepared to go with the huge number of beer being served.

With more than 200 years of history, Oktoberfest is an acclaimed tradition that has imitations all over the world, but if you want to live it's genuine spirit, you'll have to go to Munich from the 20st of September to the 65h of October 2014. Traditionally, celebrations start the first saturday before 15th of September, when Munich's mayor opens the festival fisrt barrel shouting "O’zapft is!" which means, "it's already open".

2014 programme highlights

Saturday 20 September Procession of brewers and their families to the Oktoberfest and official opening by the mayor of Munich.
Sunday 21 September. Traditional parade with colorful Bavarian costumes.
Tuesday 23 September Family day with reduced prices for children and parents.
Sunday 28 September Half time at the Oktoberfest.
Sunday 28 September Concert by Wiesn bands on the Bavaria statue steps Sunday 5 October at 12 noon Traditional gun salute on the Bavaria statue steps.

Photo: Oktoberfest by Dilankf

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