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Sep 18, 2011

"O’zapft is !!! It’s tapped!” Oktoberfest Munich is opened.

The 178. Oktoberfest opened at the stroke of noon, on Saturday September 17, as Buergermeister (Lord Mayor) Christian Ude tapped the first keg with only two blows of his hammer and shouted “O’zapft is!” (it’s tapped), accompanied by a loud 12 gun salute.
More than 7 million visitors are expected to come to Munich for Oktoberfest this year and hotels are almost completely sold out.
Last year visitors consumed over 7.1 million Mass (literally a measure but also a liter), ca. 530.000 grilled whole chicken, 117 grilled ox(es??), 117.000 sausages (only a few more than Erich sells! hehe).
Who wouldn’t want to get a seat on their table?
What an elaborate traditional costume?
As usual the beer prices at the Oktoberfest went up again and it’s a first to be above 9 Euros (USD 12.50) for a Mass (1 Liter). Of course these prices are a “travesty” for the locals where the price of beer is still kept artificially (politically) low. It’s still low compared to other countries.
Waitresses carry up to 10 mugs which is about 18kg (ca. 39 lbs!!!) per serving!
Despite the “outrageous” prices all the 14 big beer tents and a lot of medium and smaller ones are fully booked from morning till night. Capacity-wise they range from 90 to he Hofbrauhaus Tent with 10,000 seats.
“Die Krüge hoch” , “Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit” und “Oans, zwoa, gsuffa” that’s basically all the German you need to know going to the Oktoberfest.
Guys and gals cheer in their traditional cloths ( Lederhosen and Dirndl).
Believe it or not but a lot of visitors actually don’t visit the Oktoberfest for the err but for the many other attractions like the amusement rides, the roller coasters and their countless varieties.
The rides range from tame and comfortable carousels to breathtaking overhead experiences in the Top Spin (picture) and from childrens’ rides with fairytale heroes to spooky ghost trains with real ghost in them.
Every dude has to buy a gingerbread heart for his sweetheart.
If you are salivating now and can’t make it to Munich, no problem at all!
You can have the same great, authentic food, original music and lots of fun and of course guys and gals in Lederhosen and Dirndl in Singapore.
Just catch the probably best Oktoberfest in town, not the biggest though, organized by BROTZEIT at Vivo City will be held from October 6 to 9.
You can find details on their website or just click: BROTZEIT

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