Prost! It's Oktoberfest

Last Modified: Sun Sep 20 2015 06:26:17 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 19 September 2015
    marked the start of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  • 6,000,000
    revelers dressed in traditional Bavarian lederhosen and dirndl dresses were expected to flock to Theresienwiese
  • 420,000
    square-meter - area of the official grounds at Theresienwiese
  • 16
    days, duration of the fest
  • 1810
    year since the festival has been held. It is a mainstay of German culture, featuring a smorgasbord of southern fare, including roast chicken and pork, sausages, dumplings, Sauerkraut, pretzels — and Oktoberfest Beer!
  • 6,000,000
    litres were consumed last year