As we all know, beer festivals are organized in a number of countries to taste and purchase a variety of beer. The world’s largest beer festival started on Saturday, with the first barrel tapped at Munich for the Oktoberfest. There opened a 16-day festival of music and beer. More than six million people from around the world are participating in this festival to drink and make merry in 35 giant beer tents spread over 26 hectares.
A view from the Oktoberfest beer festival
Munichmayor Christian Ude and Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer raise a toast with the first cask of beer to begin the Oktoberfest 2012 beer festival.
Munichmayor Christian Ude taps the first cask of beer with the customary ‘O’zapft is!’ (It’s tapped!)
A hat made of hops which are the main ingredient of making beer.
Brass band members wearing traditional Bavarian clothes to participate in the rifleman’s parade.
A woman dressed in a Northern German costume. A scene from the riflemen’s parade.
A traditional Bavarian Gamsbart hat
A lady dressed in a Northern German costume
Polish girls dressed in traditional costume enjoying beer.
A night scene from the Oktoberfest beer festival.