Classification Festivities
Festivals and Performances Oktoberfest
Festivals and Performances
Münchner Oktoberfest
Zone Europe
Theme category
date & Time
Nation Germany
Address Theresienwiese, 80339 München, Germany
Language 독어
Period 매년
Website www.oktoberfest.eu
Year Established 1810
Host München
Oktoberfest is a 16-day folk festival held annually in Munich, Germany, from late September to early October. It is the largest Volksfest (People's Fair) in the world. More than 6 million people from around the world gather to attend the event every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of the Bavarian culture, and has been held since 1810.
On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and the citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate. On October 17, horse races were held in the royal couple's honor. The proposal and decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest (Horse races have since ended, in 1960).
The first Beers were served in glass mugs in 1892, and at the end of the 19th century beer halls were organized. Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers, which consists of six breweries in Munich.