Prost! It's Oktoberfest 2016

Last Modified: Sat Sep 17 2016 08:05:50 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 17 September 2016
    marks the start of the 183rd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  • 6,000,000
    revelers dressed in traditional Bavarian lederhosen and dirndl dresses are expected to flock to Theresienwiese
  • 420,000
    square-meter - area of the official grounds at Theresienwiese
  • 17
    days, duration of the fest. From 17 September to 03 October 2016.
  • 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. This year and estimated 6,000,000 to 7,500,000 litres will be consumed.
  • €9.70 to €10.10
    cost of a "Mass" or 1 litre of beer this year.
  • 6
    traditional Munich breweries offer beer at the fest. They must strictly adhere to the “Reinheitsgebot” (Bavarian Purity Requirements).