In Munich Oktoberfest started
• In Munich Oktoberfest kicked off
The annual celebration of Bavarian beer Oktoberfest opened in Munich on Saturday in the 182 th time. Each year the festival is visited by several million people. The same number of liters of beer they drink.
The first Oktoberfest took place on October 12, 1810 in honor of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghauzskoy (it is named after the meadow, where the holiday).
Different sources name different date of commencement of the festival (17 and 18 October).
In 1872 the festival was moved to the end of September - beginning of October, because of the weather, which at this time is especially good in Munich. In 1904, finally decided to move the celebration of the end of September, but the last feast of the Resurrection should be in October. This tradition still exists in our time.
In 1886, the Oktoberfest was electrified. It is said that electrification was himself Albert Einstein, which is screwed into the bulb.
In 1910, in honor of its centenary Oktoberfest it has sold 1, 2 million liters of beer.
Oktoberfest Munich breweries are represented: Spaten-Franziskaner-Brdu, Augustiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr and Lowenbrau.
The rules state that the festival should be dispensed only Munich beer brewed in accordance with the Munich beer purity law of 1487 and the German beer purity law of 1516.
Oktoberfest is known worldwide for its huge beer tents, each of which can hold up to 10 thousand. Man.
The main holiday drink is specially brewed beer oktoberfestovskoe, which can be purchased only at this time of year.
Oktoberfest is the largest festival of its kind in the world.
The order of the police guards at the festival.
This year the festival will last until October 4.