10 Interesting Oktoberfest Facts

Monday, September 8th 2014. | Events

If you want to get informed with the one of the biggest beer festivals in the world, you have to check Oktoberfest Facts. It is celebrated in the town of Munich, Germany.  If you think that it begins on October, you are wrong. Let’s find out more information about Oktoberfest here:

Oktoberfest Facts 1: when does it begin?

Oktoberfest begins on the 3rd weekend of September. It will finish on the 1st Sunday of October.  During the celebration, you can find many famous tented fairgrounds. More than 6 million people are gathered here for the last 2 weeks.

Oktoberfest Facts 2: history

Based on the history, Oktoberfest has been celebrated for more than 200 years. If you are visiting the city of Munich during the celebration, you can see a lot of people drinking the 16-ounce glass steins of beer. You can also find them eating the delicious sausage and smoked meat.

Oktoberfest 2012

Oktoberfest 2012

Oktoberfest Facts 3: what is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest actually was celebrated to honor the marriage of Crown King Ludwig and Queen Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Both wedded in October 1810.

Oktoberfest Facts 4: six breweries

Not all breweries are accepted to participate in Oktoberfest. There are only six kinds of breweries that you can find the celebration. Those are Hacker-Pschorr Bräu, Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, Hofbräuhaus München, Augustiner Bräu, Paulaner Bräu, Hacker-Pschorr Bräu and Löwenbräu.

Oktoberfest 2013

Oktoberfest 2013

Oktoberfest Facts 5: the beer

The beer produced by six breweries in Munich is traditionally brewed in March. The brewing process will not be interfered by the bacteria and heat of the summer season. When the Oktoberfest begins, people can enjoy the delicious beer.

Oktoberfest Facts 6: the carnival culture

During the Oktoberfest, people can see the carnival along the street. In the past, Oktoberfest is also celebrated with horse racing. But today this part is skipped.

Oktoberfest Facts

Oktoberfest Facts

Oktoberfest Facts 7: serving

In the past, the beer was served with traditional beer steins. They were created from stone. Then they were created from metal. Today people use the glass mugs for serving in the beer since 1892 in Munich. Get facts about Munich here.

Oktoberfest Facts 8: Bierleichen

Bierleichen is the German term of Beer Corpses. Many people often feel dehydrate after drinking the beer in Oktoberfest. Compared to the typical German beer, it is far stronger. It contains 6 percent ABV.

oktoberfest festival

oktoberfest festival

Oktoberfest Facts 9: the traditional Germany party jams

You can have the traditional German party jams with the volume not more than 85 decibels.

Oktoberfest Facts 10: cancel

During the history of celebration, Oktoberfest has been canceled for 24 times because of the war and diseases.



The festival was canceled in 1854 and 1873 because of cholera epidemics. The World War I and World War II also made the official canceled Oktoberfest. Do you want to give opinion on facts about Oktoberfest?

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