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Oktoberfest

Listed under Festivals in Munich, Germany.

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Now a contender for the title of 'world’s largest public celebration', Munich’s Oktoberfest begins in late September, running for around 17 days to mid-October. It began as a royal wedding celebration in 1810 and is now effectively a beer festival, when local breweries conspire to brew dangerously darker, stronger fare and drench the city in joyous, drunken revelry. Regional food is also a vital component, and whole roast chickens, sausages and various indulgent Bavarian specialities are cooked freshly and sold to passers-by amongst the street carnival shows and traditionally-outfitted locals.

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Yes they did, lots of people, women I should add lol, walking up to us and asking to have their pictures taken with us :-)

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Even better! lol!

I went with six mates of mine to Oktoberfest 2009, the atmosphere is amazing and we are heading back this year, 2011. Plus, as Scotsmen, we are all wearing our kilts again.

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Genius! And did everyone love your kilts?

The ladies certainly loved us in the Kilts lol, that's one of the reasons we're going back!

Great place, I will go there next year!

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