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Title: Oktoberfest

NadineBasic Spoken German I
Table of Contents
  • History of Oktoberfest
  • Foods and drinks at Oktoberfest
  • Attractions at Oktoberfest
  • Statistics and Facts
  • Germanys Oktoberfest vs. Newports Oktoberfest

What is Oktoberfest?
  • Oktoberfest is a traditional, annual autumn beer
    festival held in Munich, Germany.
  • It is usually celebrated for 16 days.
  • Starts during the last two weeks of September and
    ends on the first Sunday in October.

The Marriage That Started It All
  • Started October of 1810 in celebrationof Crown
    Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, princess Therese of
    Saxony Hildburghausens marriage.
  • Celebrations lasted for five days.
  • Celebrations concluded with a horse race on the
    meadow outside of town.
  • People liked it so much that they decided to have
    it again each year.

History of Oktoberfest
  • In 1811 they added the first Agricultural Show.
  • The horse races are no longer held today, but the
    Agricultural Show is held every three years.
  • The beginnings of a fair ground - a carousel
    and 2 swings - were set up in 1818.
  • In 1896, the beer stands were replaced by the
    beer tents and halls.
  • The festival grounds are now called
    Theresienwiese (Theresas fields) in honor of
    the bride.

OZapft is!
The festivities start with the grand entry of
Oktoberfest landlords and breweries.
Then theres an Oktoberfest Costume and
Riflemens Parade.
The official opening of Oktoberfest is at 12 when
the mayor of the city pierces the first keg at
the Schottenhamel tent.
Festival Halls
Beer stands were replaced by beer tents and beer
halls in 1896.
There are 14 big tents and some small tents.
Only Munich beer from the efficient and proven
traditional Munich breweries which satisfies the
Munich purity standards of 1487 and the German
purity standards of 1906 may be served.
Big Beer Tents
  • Hippodrom
  • Armbrustschützen Festhalle
  • Hofbräu-Festzelt
  • Hacker Festzelt
  • Schottenhamel
  • Winzerer Fahndl
  • Schützen Festzelt
  • Käfers Wiesn-Schänke
  • Weinzelt
  • Löwenbräu Festhalle
  • Bräurosl
  • Augustiner Festhalle
  • Spatenbräu Festhalle
  • Fischer - Vroni

Each tent has their own theme
The Schottenhamel tent is the largest tent with
10,000 seats.
It is suggested to reserve seats before hand for
any of the tents.
Oktoberfest crossbrow competition has been held
at this tent since 1895. Sits 5,830 people on the
inside1,600 people on the outside.The brewery
behind this tent is Paulaner.
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Food Drinks
  • Wurst or Sausage with Sauerkraut
  • Roasted chicken
  • Potatoes
  • Pretzels
  • Rolls
  • Roasted Ducks
  • Alcoholic drinks non-alcoholic drinks
  • Pork
  • Kaiserschmarnn
  • Radish horse radish
  • Lebkuchen herzen

In 2011 Oktoberfest there were 7.9 liters of
beer were drunk. Roughly 522.821 chicken, 124.520
pairs of pork sausages and 118 whole oxen and 92
calves roasted on spits were consumed, to mention
only some figures.
Attractions Fairground
There is a wide range of entertainment-businesses,
carousels, shooting and throwing galleries.
The flea circus, old Russian wheel,
Modern attractions such as roller coasters,
bumper cars, water rides, ferris wheel, and
Old fashion merry-go-round, Krinoline
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Statistics Facts
  • The most popular song in the beer tents was a
    draw between Brenna tuats guat by Hubert von
    Goisern and the Toten Hosens Tage wie diese
  • 130,000 letters and postcards were sent out of
    the Oktoberfest post office to around the world
  • In the lost and found, apart from 950
    passports, 570 wallets, 480 mobile phones, 280
    bags, 80 cameras, and 100 pieces of jewerly and
    watches there were two wedding rings, two license
    plates, two bugles, a baby monitor, ping-pong
    paddle, playboy magazine, and a dog.
  • About 6 million people from around the world
    visit this festival
  • In 2012 the Oktoberfest was celebrated for the
    179th time.
  • 24 Oktoberfests were cancelled due to years
    during and after the war, and because of cholera
    epidemics in 1854 and 1873.
  • People usually dress up in traditional German
    clothing Men wear Lederhosen while Women wear a

Munich vs. Newports Oktoberfest
  • Newport
  • Munich
  • Takes place over two days (a weekend) in October.
  • Sells German and American brews.
  • Smaller amount of visitors.
  • First tapping of the keg is done by a popular
    member of the community, but not by the mayor.
  • There is no fair ground.
  • Takes place over a few weeks.
  • Sells beer that is only made in Munich.
  • 6.2 million visitors.
  • First tapping of the keg (official start of
    Oktoberfest) is done by the mayor.
  • There is a fairground.

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