In pictures: Gearing up for the Oktoberfest!

Updated: Sep 13, 2016, 14:09
  • In pictures: Gearing up for the Oktoberfest!
    Women wearing the traditional Bavarian Dirndl presents the new Oktoberfest beer mug during the press conference at the Oktoberfest grounds in Munich, southern Germany. Pics/AFP
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  • In pictures: Gearing up for the Oktoberfest!
    The world largest beer festival Oktoberfest will run from September 17 until October 3, 2016
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  • In pictures: Gearing up for the Oktoberfest!
    Oktoberfest is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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  • In pictures: Gearing up for the Oktoberfest!
    More than 6 million people from around the world attend the Oktoberfest every year
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  • In pictures: Gearing up for the Oktoberfest!
    The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810
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  • In pictures: Gearing up for the Oktoberfest!
    Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modelled after the original Munich event
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  • In pictures: Gearing up for the Oktoberfest!
    In 1994, this longstanding schedule was modified in response to German reunification
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    During the event, large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed: during the 16-day festival in 2013, for example, 7.7 million litres were served.
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A special press conference was held at the Oktoberfest grounds in Munich, southern Germany, where beautiful women in traditional German attire showcased the new beer mugs that will be unveiled at the festival. We take a look in pictures...

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