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  • What's new at the Oktoberfest 2012?

    Sep 10, 2012, 09:21
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    Well, it is autumn already and it means that annual Oktoberfest fair is around the corner. If you plan your trip to Germany for late September and early October then this is a simply a must visit event for you. Oktoberfest 2012, Europe's largest beer-drinking affair, will be held from the 22nd of September till the 7th of October.

    What is noteworthy about this year's festival: it will cover smaller area than in 2011 – 26 ha due to an agricultural exhibition, glass bottles will be under a ban and beer will become 3.9% more expensive. Among other festival's interesting events there are “Hits for Kids” campaign, aimed to make children attending the fest with their parents familiar with traditions and history of the fair by taking part in an entertaining educational game.

    There will be such interesting entertainments as seven new Panic Rooms, the 50's music machine with more than 500 songs, parade of Bavarian breweries represented by horse-drawn vehicles with beer and Flirt-Alarm event for those who want to find their soulmate as well. There will be six breweries represented at the event: Späten, Augustiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Poschorr, Hofbräu and Löwenbräu offering their beer at the price from € 9,20 to € 9,50 in 14 beer tents where it will be also possible to taste traditional Bavarian food – sausages, hendl (chicken), cheese noodles and ox tails.

    Oktoberfest draws about 6 million local and international visitors consuming more than 6 million liters of beer. The first ever Oktoberfest was held 1810 when citizens of Munich celebrated the royal wedding on the fields in front of the city gates. The event became annual in 1819 and the same the year beer drinking became a major part of the celebration.

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