Oktoberfest 2013

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This weekend in Munich opened the 180th year of this festival Oktoberfest 2013 – the largest folk festival in the world , which will last 16 days, he will visit the 6 million people, with the price liter mug comes to € 9.66.

By tradition, it opened by the Mayor of Munich: at noon, after 12 volleys of artillery, he banged his mallet on the first keg of beer and knocked the plug out of it with the traditional cry of «O` zapft is! »- Translated from the Bavarian dialect as” Open! ” but it is perceived by all as “Pour!”.

Driving the ear of the first beer barrel incumbent mayor of Munich is exactly at 12:00 under the gun cameras. This action is carried out with a distinctive cry of «O’zapft is!», Which means “It’s open!”. Munich, September 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters | Michaela Rehle):

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The crowd outside is looking forward to the opening ceremony of the Oktoberfest 2013 September 21. (Photo by AP Photo | Matthias Schrader):

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Oktoberfest was first held in 1810 in honor of the wedding of Crown Prince and later King Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghauzenskoy. Weddings were 5 days with parades, fireworks, music and a wide feast. In 1818 there was the first Oktoberfest carousel, and in 1867 – the first beer tent. (Photo by Johannes Simon | Getty Images):

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As the beer snacks are very popular fried chicken. They consume about 500,000 pieces per festival. Munich, September 21, 2013. (Photo by Joerg Koch | Getty Images):

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Of the 180-year history of Oktoberfest fell 24 when the festival was not carried out: the military and the first post-war years, and during epidemics of cholera in 1854 and 1873. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein | Getty Images):

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But this is not just drink beer. At the festival, there are a large number of attractions – from the roundabout at which you can go for more than 80 years, to ultra-modern designs such as roundabouts or “roller coaster”. (Photo by Joerg Koch | Getty Images):

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In 16 days, the festival will visit about 6 million people. (Photo by Joerg Koch | Getty Images):

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Amusement Park in the 1st day of Oktoberfest 2013. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein | Getty Images):

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It looks like the carousel, taken on a long exposure. Oktoberfest 2013 September 21. (Photo by Christof Stache | AFP | Getty Images):

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In accordance with the rules of the Oktoberfest, the festival can be cast only a Munich beer, brewed in accordance with the Munich beer purity law of 1487 and the German beer purity law of 1516. Open to visitors 14 large and 15 small tents.

Tent Loewenbräu hard to miss. (German: Lion Brewery, pronounced “Lowenbrau” in Russia often incorrectly spelled as “Lowenbrau”). Above the entrance sits a lion and a height of 4.5 meters every five minutes growls. (Photo by Johannes Simon | Getty Images):

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Another extreme attraction at Oktoberfest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein | Getty Images):

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Waitresses hit his agility: are 10 or more liter mugs at a time. (Photo by Christof Stache | AFP | Getty Images):

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The Munich Oktoberfest is held in a special area called the Theresienwiese, which is located in the heart of Munich, near the main railway station. At Meadow Teresa are 14 beer halls and a total of about 100,000 seats. The largest pavilion has long been a famous “Hofbroy” – 10,000 seats, including adjacent to the pavilion beer gardens. In Munich, September 21, 2013. (Photo by Christof Stache | AFP | Getty Images):

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The main drink of the holiday is oktoberfestovskoe specially brewed beer, which can be purchased only at this time of year. It is aged longer than regular light beer has a strong malt flavor and strength from 5.8 to 6.3%. (Photo by AP Photo | Matthias Schrader):

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So tired on the lawn in Munich. According to statistics, every visited Oktoberfest drank 1.33 liter mugs of beer. This average. Surely someone comes just to see the various parades and attractions to visit, and someone is drinking beer for three. (Photo by Christof Stache | AFP | Getty Images):

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Many German families attend Oktoberfest alone with children. After the festival – it’s not just beer. There is a special day at the Oktoberfest – every Tuesday from 14 to 18 hours, when there are discounts for children for all activities and attractions. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein | Getty Images):

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Oktoberfest is the world’s highest mobile tower simulation of free fall. The tower height is 66 meters, and the rate of fall – more than 79 km / h (Photo by Christof Stache | AFP | Getty Images):

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These Bavarians at Oktoberfest 2013 in Munich, September 22. (Photo by Johannes Simon | Getty Images):

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This smaller Bavarian Oktoberfest beer festival at the 2013 Munich on September 21. (Photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand | AFP | Getty Images):

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Area Theresienwiese, where he runs is 26 hectares. About 70% of visitors – residents of Bavaria. A lot of visitors from Italy and other EU member states, as well as the U.S., Japan, and Australia. In recent years, people come to Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. (Photo by Johannes Simon | Getty Images):

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Right – the church of St. Paul. (Photo by AP Photo | Matthias Schrader):

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In recent years, the theft of beer mugs (which is a criminal offense) has reached such proportions that it can be called the most popular sport on the Oktoberfest. For this reason, security officers can check any suspicious visitors, if they have not learned circles of tents. In 2004, so it was prevented 210,000 thefts mugs. (Photo by Johannes Simon | Getty Images):

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One of the problems of Oktoberfest is the excessive consumption of alcohol, in particular, brought to the festival by its visitors. Particularly hard, this problem affects young people, who are often not ready to buy a rather expensive beer and prefers to bring affordable and spirits with you. The result of excessive alcohol use are so-called “beer corpses”. They are gathered in the tent of the Red Cross and it leads to life. (Photo by Johannes Simon | Getty Images):

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It was a report from the Oktoberfest 2013 – the largest folk festival in the world. (Photo by Joerg Koch | Getty Images):

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