Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Cultural Celebration in Munich

Impressions from the

Oktoberfest 2009

16 days of festivities have just come to an end -- and it was once again a cultural highlight to celebrate the Oktoberfest 2009 in Munich!

One of the largest cultural festivals of the World, the "Wiesn" attracted 5.7 million visitors this year -- despite the marvelous weather a lower record than previous years. Nevertheless, the consumption once again reached incredible levels: 6.5 million liters of beer, 111 oxen and approximately 500.000 chicken.

For those not able to attend, here are some impressions from the last day of the Oktoberfest 2009 under a wonderful white-blue Bavarian sky:

It Is All about Beer: A "Maß"

A Typical Street Impression

Traditional Carousel

Gingerbread Hearts: Souvenirs or Sweet Bite

The Old Beer Barrels: Only Decoration

Colourful and Sweet

No Getting On or Off During the Ride

A Fish Needs to Swim -- in Beer?

The Landmark Tower of Paulaner Brewery

See you next year at the 200-year celebration of the Oktoberfest!

Andreas Hauser

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