Oktoberfest, Munich Germany

It is the largest festival in the world – 6.2 million people traveled to Munich in 2007, and with Oktoberfest making all the Lonely Planet lists of things to do before you die, I figured should I happen to be in Europe, in October, it would be something to see.

Originally organized in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen Oktoberfest must have been one incredible party. The newlyweds after having so much fun deemed it an annual event, and every year since there has been a growing tuba playing, gingerbread heart cookie necklace wearing, and beer drinking festival celebration.

With Lederhosen on blending into the masses of people I brought my camera to the beer tents and fairgrounds. I’m glad I saw it, I was a part of it, I drank the “kool-aid” …ahem… beer, and it truly was a once in a lifetime, once is enough kind of weekend.

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