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Every year in Munich fairgrounds of Theresienwiese (or Wiesn for short) explode into a kaleidoscope of colour, rides, performances, music and, of course, beer: specially brewed for the event by six local breweries.
The much-loved Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world and has been celebrating Bavarian culture and world-class breweries for more than 200 years.The roots of the festival go back to the royal wedding of the Crown Prince Ludwig on 12 October 1810. These days, Oktoberfest kicks off in September – a nod the testy autumn weather in Germany – but the name stuck.
Oktoberfest 2017 runs from 16 September until 3 October.
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How do I get to Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is held in Munich, Bavaria, in South Germany. You can get a flight to Munich easily from one of the many European and international airlines that operate to and from its airport.
Once in Munich take advantage of the public transport network to get to Theresienwiese. It’s not recommended to drive as there will be lots of traffic and few parking spaces. You have the choice between S-Bahn (tram), U-Bahn (metro), to the station Theresienwiese. You can also take a bus to Schwanthalerhöhe.
Alternatively, you can travel with a tour group. Many tour companies leave from European locations such as London, or other German cities.
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