Known at the world’s largest Volksfest aka folk festival, Oktoberfest dates back more two centuries. In 1810 the soon to be King Ludwig I of Bavaria married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen and welcomed the citizens of Munich to their nuptial celebration.
Today, Oktoberfest welcomes more 7.2M visitors annually
That’s more than the population of Denmark and 85x the attendance of the Super Bowl
Last year, more than 7.5M liters of specially brewed high proof beer were consumed (each liter is about 8 shots of schnaps!)
The ratio of people to toilets 6350:1
For more interesting factoids (like why Paris Hilton was permanently banned), read “31 Fun Facts about Oktoberfest you didn’t Know” HERE
Beer, brats, and bands aside, possibly the best part of Oktoberfest is the custom of dressing in traditional German clothing which for men means lederhosen, ie leather shorts and suspenders.
In the spirit of Gemütlichkeit ie warmth and good cheer, theOUTfront thought we’d see what the well dressed are wearing at Oktoberfest.
This looks like fun!
We’re just gonna assume that’s beer suds