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Straubing's Gäubodenvolksfest is Oktoberfest's younger sibling. It was founded in 1812 as a festival of the agricultural of the Danube region. These days it's like the family version of the beer-y blast, they have carousels, roller coasters and then lots of beer tents to seat 24,000 Bavarian-ly dressed people at once.

Only beers from the Straubing-Bogen region's breweries are served, and on the first day the tipples of offer are tested in parade form: 2,000 people in traditional dress transported on horseback try all the beers. By the end of the festival each year the organisers reckon on 700,000 litres being drank.

This one's held in August to get in first and lasts 11 days.

Written by  Ame P. Oliver.

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