Nothing is more identified with Germany than Oktoberfest. The festival that is celebrated by Germans around the world and perhaps in the most famous city celebrating it – Munich. And you may be wondering why the focus of September is Germany considering Oktoberfest. Should it not be in October?
Oktoberfest origins have a bit of controversy as there are two stories about who came up with the idea. But in 1810 citizens of Munich were invited to attend a festival to celebrate marriage of King Ludwig I (He became the King later and was still a Prince at the time of the celebration) and his wife Therese of Saxe-Hildbughausen.
The festivities were held at the fields in front of city gates which were called Theresienwiese. To this day Oktoberfest is held at this location.
The celebrations were similar to a fair, one of the highlights of the activities were the annual horse race that were held.
It is estimated that six million visitors from around the world come to Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest.
This year Oktoberfest is being celebrated from Saturday September 17, 2022 to Monday October 3, 2022.
Over the next few weeks we will explore some of the most notable places in Germany. And while it is impossible to capture all the highlights of this country, we will do our best to showcase some of the most celebrated landmarks of Germany.
So join us as we explore Bavaria Region, Berlin, Baden-Wurttemberg Region and Saxony Region.