In pictures: Oktoberfest 2015 in Munich

Updated: Oct 28, 2015, 14:05
  • In pictures: Oktoberfest 2015 in Munich
    The first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.
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    Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival raise their beers after the festival's opening in Munich. Pic/AFP
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    Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival have the first beers after the festival's opening. Pic
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    A woman in traditional Bavarian dress drinks a beer in a beer tent. Pic/AFP
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    A waiter carries beers at the Theresienwiese fair grounds of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 20, 2015. The World's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest started on September 19, 2015 and will take place until October 4, 2015.
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    The main highlight of the Wiesn events and an important must-see is the Oktoberfest Costume and Riflemen’s Parade. The parade happens every year on the first Wiesn Sunday. Participants wearing historical uniforms march during the traditional costume parade at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. Pic/AFP
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    Visitors walk at the venue of the the annual Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. Attendance slipped at the world's biggest beer party, the annual Oktoberfest in Germany, as border controls imposed to stem the flow of refugees complicated rail travel, organisers said.
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    A woman drinks beer out of a shoe during the opening of Oktoberfest 2015. Pic/AFP
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    French singer Mireille Mathieu poses with German folk musician Florian Silbereisen at the Oktoberfest beer festival. Pic/AFP
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    A Ferris wheel at the Theresienwiese fair grounds of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich. The World's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest take place until October 4.
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Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest ends off with millions of revellers soaking up in the frothy atmosphere in a 16-day extravaganza of music and beer and festivities.