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Oktoberfest 2015 Munich: six million expected at world's largest folk festival

Published 19/09/2015

Revelers raise their beer glasses at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Revelers raise their beer glasses at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
A young woman takes pictures after entering a tent for the opening of the 182th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. The world's largest beer festival is held from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival have the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Revellers enjoy free beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Participants wave during the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Members of a bavarian music group participate in the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A carriage is seen during the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Members of a bavarian music group participate in the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Decorated horses are seen during the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Members of a bavarian folk group participate in the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Members of a bavarian music group participate in the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers in traditional bavarian attire walk on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A reveller wears hops on his hat on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A long exposure shows revellers waiting in front of the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Souvenirs hang at a vending stall on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
A waitress carries beers after the opening of this year's Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world's largest beer festival will be held from September 19 to October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND +++ GERMANY OUT ++KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images
A waiter carries grilled chicken after the opening of this year's Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world's largest beer festival will be held from September 19 to October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND +++ GERMANY OUT ++KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE ALTERNATIVE CROPCHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE ALTERNATIVE CROPCHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A reveller shows of his traditional "Charivari" jewellery on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A man dressed in traditional bavarian attire rides his scooter over the fairgrounds on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A worker grabs empty steins at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE ALTERNATIVE CROPCHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers in Lederhosen hold hands on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A vendor holds a pretzel at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries steins of beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A reveller spills beer as he tries to empty his stein in one sitting at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A reveller in traditional folk clothing wears a decorated hat at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries steins of beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers raise their steins of beer for a toast at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A reveller tips his empty stein after chugging the entire contents at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Laila Noeth, the Muenchner Kindl, waves while sitting on a horse during the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers enjoy free beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress hands a stein of beer to a reveller during the landlord's parade on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Waitresses carry roast chicken and steins of beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers crowd at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers try to snatch free beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers enjoy free beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A reveller spills beer as he tries to empty his stein in one sitting at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers try to snatch free beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revellers enjoy free beer at the Hofbraeu tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Mini dachshunds compete in the Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Best Dressed Dachshund competition on September 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. 30 mini dachshunds, 6 standard dachshunds and 18 dachshund puppies all competed for first place and for Best Dressed Dachshund during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A security staff member checks visitors of the Augustiner beer tent for dangerous items during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Mini dachshunds compete in the Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Best Dressed Dachshund competition on September 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. 30 mini dachshunds, 6 standard dachshunds and 18 dachshund puppies all competed for first place and for Best Dressed Dachshund during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Mini dachshunds compete in the Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Best Dressed Dachshund competition on September 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. 30 mini dachshunds, 6 standard dachshunds and 18 dachshund puppies all competed for first place and for Best Dressed Dachshund during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Cooper, dressed as a racing car driver competes in the Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Best Dressed Dachshund competition on September 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. 30 mini dachshunds, 6 standard dachshunds and 18 dachshund puppies all competed for first place and for Best Dressed Dachshund during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival have the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival have the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival have the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Visitors to the Oktoberfest beer festival get the first beers after the festival's opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: The Loewenbraeu horse coach participates in the opening parade of the first day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Bavaria's state governor Horst Seehofer (R) and his wife Karin Seehofer arrive for the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: The Ochsenbraterei ox coach participates in the opening parade of the first day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers raise their beer glasses at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers raise their beer glasses at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers raise their beer glasses at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Laila Noeth, the Muenchner Kindl Oktoberfest female patron sings on stage during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Laila Noeth, the Muenchner Kindl Oktoberfest female patron sings on stage during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Beer mugs stand on a table at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
The first beers are handed down after the opening of this year's Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world's largest beer festival will be held from September 19 to October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / SVEN HOPPE +++ GERMANY OUT ++SVEN HOPPE/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries beer mugs at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries beer mugs at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: The Paulaner tent inn keeper is tapping the first beer barrel at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries beer mugs at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries beer mugs at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries beer mugs at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: The Paulaner tent inn keeper is tapping the first beer barrel at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers cheer with beer mugs at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries beer mugs at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries beer mugs at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers long for the first tapped beer mug at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter pounds a tap into the first Oktoberfest beer barrel at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers raise their beer glasses at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer drinks from the first beer after the opening of this year's Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world's largest beer festival will be held from September 19 to October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / PETER KNEFFEL +++ GERMANY OUT ++PETER KNEFFEL/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers raise their beer glasses at the Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest.. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter (R) hands the first beer to Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer (L) after tapping the first beer keg, opening this year's Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world's largest beer festival will be held from September 19 to October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / PETER KNEFFEL +++ GERMANY OUT ++PETER KNEFFEL/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter (R) and his wife Petra Reiter clink the first beer mugs with Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer (2nd L) and his wife Karin Seehofer after taping the first Oktoberfest beer barrel at Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A reveller dressed as girl in mock Bavarian folk outfits makes fun during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: People sit at Augustiner beer tent during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Munich new Mayor Dieter Reiter clink the first beer mugs with Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer (L) after taping the first Oktoberfest beer barrel at Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers dressed in Bavarian folk outfits pose for selfies at Augustiner beer tent during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers dressed in Bavarian folk outfits pose for selfies at Augustiner beer tent during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: People attend Augustiner beer tent during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: People sit in the Augustiner beer tent during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Girls dressed in mock Bavarian folk outfits arrive for the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers dressed in Bavarian folk outfits pose for selfies at Augustiner beer tent during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers dressed in mock Bavarian folk outfits wait for the beer at Paulaner beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Men wearing Bavarian folk outfits arrive for the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers dressed in mock Bavarian folk outfits pose for selfies during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers dressed in Bavarian folk outfits pose for selfies during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Men wearing Bavarian folk outfits (Gamsbart) arrive for the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A police unit walks during the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
First visitors wait in a festival tent of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world's biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start today on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A man in traditional bavarian clothing walks by gingerbread hearts on display at a stall on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)
First visitors wait in a festival tent of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world's biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start today on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
A picture taken with long time exposure shows first visitors waiting in a festival tent of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 19, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start today on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Horse harness for the opening parade is displayed on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Police sniffing dog Anton checks the first Oktoberfest beer barrel which will tapped by Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter as the opening foir the Oktoberfest 2015 at the Schottenhamel beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Revelers wait for entry at Schuetzen beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4 and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Mini dachshund Chilli, dressed as a biker dog barks as she competes in the Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Best Dressed Dachshund competition on September 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. 30 mini dachshunds, 6 standard dachshunds and 18 dachshund puppies all competed for first place and for Best Dressed Dachshund during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Hayley Swanson poses with her mini dachshund Chilli, dressed as a biker dog as she competes in the Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Best Dressed Dachshund competition on September 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. 30 mini dachshunds, 6 standard dachshunds and 18 dachshund puppies all competed for first place and for Best Dressed Dachshund during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
A man prepares his gingerbread heart's booth at the fair ground of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, on September 18, 2015. The world biggest Beer festival Oktoberfest will start on September 19, 2015 and take place until October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Gingerbread heatrs are pictured at the Oktoberfest grounds ahead of its opening in Munich, southern Germany, on September 17, 2015. The world's largest beer festival will be held from September 19 to October 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DPA / MATTHIAS BALK +++ GERMANY OUT ++MATTHIAS BALK/AFP/Getty Images
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: Revellers chat together sitting on the floor outside a beer tent during the opening day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on September 20, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: Young girls chat together sitting on the floor outside a beer tent during the opening day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on September 20, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Revellers enjoy a 'Teufelsrad' ('Devil's Wheel') fairground ride on the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers enjoy a 'Teufelsrad' ('Devil's Wheel') fairground ride on the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest is coming to an end today an drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers enjoy a 'Teufelsrad' ('Devil's Wheel') fairground ride on the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest is coming to an end today an drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers attend the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest is coming to an end today an drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers enjoy a 'Teufelsrad' ('Devil's Wheel') fairground ride on the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest is coming to an end today an drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Revellers celebrate the last hour of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Waitresses and revellers celebrate the last minutes of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Waitresses and revellers celebrate with sparklers the last minutes of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest ends today, having drawn visitors from around the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Xabi Alonso attends with his wife Nagore Aramburu the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent at Theresienwiese on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Xabi Alonso attends the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent at Theresienwiese on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Manuel Neuer attends the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent at Theresienwiese on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Bavarian riflemen of the Munich Salute Gun Regiment (Muenchner Boellerregiment) arrive for the firing of their traditional salute with one-shot guns on the steps under the Bavaria statue on the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest is coming to an end today an drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: So called 'Schuetzenkoenig' and 'Schuetzenkoenigin' ('Riflemen's King and Queen') of the Munich Salute Gun Regiment (Muenchner Boellerregiment) wait for their authorisation under the Bavaria statue on the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest is coming to an end today an drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Bavarian riflemen of the Munich Salute Gun Regiment (Muenchner Boellerregiment) prepare to fire their traditional salute with one-shot guns on the steps under the Bavaria statue on the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest is coming to an end today an drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Bavarian riflemen of the Munich Salute Gun Regiment (Muenchner Boellerregiment) fire their traditional salute with one-shot guns on the steps under the Bavaria statue on the last day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest is coming to an end today an drew millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 05: Josep Guardiola, head coach of Bayern Muenchen attend the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent at Theresienwiese on October 5, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: A reveller dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing `Dirndl` holds a beer mug at Schottenhamel beer tent during the opening day of the 2014 Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 20, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Traditional Bavarian folk dress march in the Parade of Costumes and Riflemen (Trachten- und Schuetzenzug) on the second day of the 2014 Oktoberfest at Theresienhoehe on September 21, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: Revellers reach for the first beer mugs at Hofbraeuhaus beer tent during the opening day of the 2014 Oktoberfest on September 20, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe to the the world's largest beer festival. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: A reveller dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing `Dirndl` holds beer mugs at Schottenhamel beer tent at the opening day of the 2014 Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 20, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 16: Women dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing Dirndl attend the annual beer tasting prior to the 2014 Oktoberfest in the cellar of the Munich Beer and Oktoberfest Museum on September 16, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The men meet every year shortly before Oktoberfest to sample and discuss the merits of the Oktoberfest brews of Hacker-Pschorr, Spaten, Loewenbraeu, Paulaner, Augustiner and Hofbraeu, which are the six Munich breweries and the only breweries allowed to participate in Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is the world's biggest beer bash and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: General view of the Theresienwiese on the first evening on the opening day of the 2014 Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 20, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 20 through October 5 and traditionally draws millions of visitors from across the globe in the world's largest beer fest. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: People enjoy a fairground ride during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: People enjoy a fairground ride during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Visitors in bavarian style clothes raise their glasses after getting their first Oktoberfest-beer in the Schottenhamel-tent at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Shortly before Munich mayor Christian Ude (SPD) had tapped the first barrel with the traditional "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!") to launch the festival. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: People enjoy a fairground ride during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Oktoberfest - the world's biggest beer festival
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: People enjoy a fairground ride during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: People enjoy a fairground ride during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: A young woman enjoys drinking the first beer during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: A woman enjoys the first beer at the opening day of the Oktoberfest at Hofbraeu tent on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: A woman enjoys the first beer at the opening day of the Oktoberfest at Hofbraeu tent on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Revellers attend the opening day of he Oktoberfest at Hofbraeu tent on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Revellers attend the opening day of he Oktoberfest at Hofbraeu tent on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: A Visitors in bavarian style clothes ("Dirndl") go to the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Many visitors arrived early to the festival to secure good places in the beer tents. Munichs mayor Christian Ude launches the Oktoberfest at 12.00 o'clock in the Schottenhamel-tent by tapping the first barrel of beer with the traditional "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!") The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 17: A waitress brings glasses of beer to the heads of the six Munich breweries meeting to taste their special Oktoberfest brews in the cellar of the Munich Beer and Oktoberfest Museum on September 17, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The men, along with Oktoberfest beer tent owners, meet once a year shortly before Oktoberfest to taste each others' beers, which are specially brewed for the Oktoberfest season. At Oktoberfest, which has a tradition going back 202 years, only the six breweires, namely, Hacker-Pschorr, Spaten, Loewenbraeu, Paulaner, Augustiner Hofbraeu, that brew their beer within the city limits are allowed to participate in the annual event that draws millions of visitors (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 07: Thomas Mueller of FC Bayern Muenchen attends with Lisa Mueller the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent on October 7, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 07: Philipp Lahm of FC Bayern Muenchen attends with his wife Claudia Lahm the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent on October 7, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 07: Daniel van Buyten of FC Bayern Muenchen attends with his wife Celine van Buyten the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent on October 7, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 07: Manuel Neuer of FC Bayern Muenchen attends with Katrin the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent on October 7, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 07: Anatoliy Tymoshchuk of FC Bayern Muenchen attends with Nadiya the Oktoberfest beer festival at the Kaefer Wiesnschaenke tent on October 7, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 02: Grigoris Makos of 1860 Muenchen attends with his wife Athena Makos the Oktoberfest 2012 at Hacker Festzelt on October 2, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 02: Robert Schaefer, CEO of 1860 Muenchen attends with his wife Karin Schaefer the Oktoberfest 2012 at Hacker Festzelt on October 2, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Revellerds, dressed with traditional Bavarian clothes celebrate at Schottenhamel beer tent during day 2 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.This year's edition of the world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 7, 2012. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Revellers, dressed with traditional Bavarian clothes celebrate at Schottenhamel beer tent during day 2 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.This year's edition of the world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 7, 2012. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Gitta Saxx attends the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Schaenke beer tent on September 18, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Verena Kerth attends the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Schaenke beer tent on September 18, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: A traditionally Bavarian dressed young woman enjoys drinking beer at Loewenbraeu beer tent during day 2 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 20, 2009 in Munich, Germany. The riflemen's parade marks day 2 of the Munich Oktoberfest beer festival. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Young women seen with their beer steins while riding a decorated coach to the opening of the famous Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. Some six million visitors from around the globe are expected to come to the Bavarian capital, until the end of the world famous beer festival on Oct. 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A young woman waits for the opening of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 19, 2009 in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is Germany's and the world largest fair. About six million people attend the sixteen-day festival during late September and early October. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Norbert Dobeleit and Tamara Sedmak attend the Boris Becker Oktoberfest Golf trophy party at the Hippodrom tent on September 28, 2008 in Munich, Germany
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Sabine Lanz attends the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Schaenke beer tent on September 18, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
Women in traditional dress pose with beer mugs at the Oktoberfest beer festival
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Verena Kerth attends the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Schaenke beer tent on September 18, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
Two barmaids serve up the beers at an Octoberfest event in Belfast
Revellers at the Hofbraeuhaus beer tent during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer festival and draws millions of visitors.
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Revellers attend the opening day of he Oktoberfest at Hofbraeu tent on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
People celebrate the opening ceremony in the "Hofbraeuzelt' beer tent of the 180th Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, 2013 will attract more than six million guests from around the world. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: People enjoy riding on a merry-go-round at the Oktoberfest on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Revellers dressed in traditional Bavarian clothing attend the Oktoberfest on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Visitors in Bavarian style clothes raise their glasses after getting their first Oktoberfest beer in the Schottenhamel-tent at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Shortly before Munich mayor Christian Ude (SPD) had tapped the first barrel with the traditional "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!") to launch the festival. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Revellers reach for the first beer mug at Hofbraeuhaus beer tent during day 1 of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Waitresses wave beer mugs during the opening parade of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: A Visitors wait for the start of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munichs mayor Christian Ude will launch the Oktoberfest at 12.00 o'clock in the Schottenhamel-tent by tapping the first barrel of beer with the traditional "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!"). The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Visitors in bavarian style clothes pose in front of the main entrance of the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munichs mayor Christian Ude will launch the Oktoberfest at 12.00 o'clock in the Schottenhamel-tent by tapping the first barrel of beer with the traditional "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!"). The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 17: A female guest attending the annual get-together of the six Munich brewery heads compares glasses filled with different Oktoberfest beers as the men taste each others' breweries' special Oktoberfest brews in the cellar of the Munich Beer and Oktoberfest Museum on September 17, 2013 in Munich, Germany. The men, along with Oktoberfest beer tent owners, meet once a year shortly before Oktoberfest to taste each others' beers, which are specially brewed for the Oktoberfest season. At Oktoberfest, which has a tradition going back 202 years, only the six breweires, namely, Hacker-Pschorr, Spaten, Loewenbraeu, Paulaner, Augustiner Hofbraeu, that brew their beer within the city limits are allowed to participate in the annual event that draws millions of visitors (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 22: Girls dressed in Bavarian dirndl attend day 1 of Oktoberfest beer festival near Hofbraeuhaus beer tent on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.This year's edition of the world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 7, 2012. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Members of a brass band wearing traditional Bavarian clothes participate in the riflemen's parade during day 2 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.This year's edition of the world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 7, 2012. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Polish girls, dressed with traditional Polish costume enjoy drinking beer after participating in the opening parade during day 2 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.This year's edition of the world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 7, 2012. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Polish girls, dressed with traditional Polish costume enjoy drinking beer after participating in the opening parade during day 2 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.This year's edition of the world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 7, 2012. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 23: Polish girls, dressed with traditional Polish costume enjoy drinking beer after participating in the opening parade during day 2 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 22, 2012 in Munich, Germany.This year's edition of the world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 7, 2012. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 28: Revellers enjoy themselves as they drink beer outside the Braeurosl beer tent during day 7 of Oktoberfest beer festival on September 28, 2012 in Munich, Germany. This year's edition of the world's biggest beer festival Oktoberfest will run until October 7, 2012. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Gina Lisa Lohfink attends the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Schaenke beer tent on September 18, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
Young women wave with their beer steins while riding a decorated coach to the opening of the famous Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. Some six million visitors from around the globe are expected to come to the Bavarian capital, until the end of the world famous beer festival on Oct. 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A waitress carries beer mugs at the Schottenhamel beer tent on September 19, 2009 in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is Germany's and the world largest fair. About six million people attend the sixteen-day festival during late September and early October. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Brass musicians participate the opening parade during day 1 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 19, 2009 in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is Germany's and the world largest fair. About six million people attend the sixteen-day festival during late September and early October. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Young women greet with beer mugs during the opening parade of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 19, 2009 in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is Germany's and the world largest fair. About six million people attend the sixteen-day festival during late September and early October. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Sandy Meyer-Woelden arrives for the Boris Becker Oktoberfest Golf trophy party at the Hippodrom tent on September 28, 2008 in Munich, Germany
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Lilly Becker and Franziska Knuppe attend the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Schaenke beer tent on September 18, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
Rachel McCarey, Kelly Masson and Maria McBride at Oktoberfest in Custom House Square, Belfast
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 18: Isabel Edvardsson attends the Oktoberfest beer festival at Kaefer Schaenke beer tent on September 18, 2011 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 20: A traditionally Bavarian dressed woman enjoys drinking beer at Schottenhamel beer tent during day 2 of the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 20, 2009 in Munich, Germany. The riflemen's parade marks day 2 of the Munich Oktoberfest beer festival. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 21: Three women pose for a picture at the Hofbraeuhaus beer tent on September 21 2009 in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is Germany's and the world largest fair. About six million people attend the sixteen-day festival during late September and early October. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
Aoife MacSherry, Holly Seymour, Laura McDonald and Maeve Browne at Oktoberfest in Custom House Square

The mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter has tapped the first keg of beer to kick off the 182nd traditional German folk festival Oktoberfest.

Mayor Reiter inserted the tap with two mighty blows of his hammer and a cry of "O'zapft is" - "It's tapped."

More than six million visitors are expected to arrive in Munich for the 182nd Oktoberfest which runs until through October 4.

Ten of thousands are travelling to the feast via Munich's main train station, which has also seen floods of refugees arriving in recent weeks.

However today only a few dozen refugees had arrived there from Germany's southern border.

Police spokesman Simon Hegewald said: "The situation regarding the refugees' arrival at the train station is calm."

Hegewald added that the city was well prepared should more refugees show up over the weekend.

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Oktoberfest facts and traditions

Munich beer only

The only beer you’ll find during the festival is brewed within the city limits of Munich. Only beers that fit this criteria are considered Oktoberfest Beers.

How strong is the beer?

Oktoberfest beer has from 0.6 to 1.1% more alcohol and sugar than the average german beer, making it even easier for people to forget all their worries, their hats, their names…

Cancelled 24 times

In 200 years, Oktoberfest has only been cancelled 24 times. The causes were mostly war and cholera epidemics.

Why is Oktoberfest called 'Oktoberfest' when it begins in September?

This a frequently asked question on the website Oktoberfest.de. Here's their answer:

The historical background: 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.

By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.

- Oktoberfest.de

Revellers enjoy a 'Teufelsrad' ('Devil's Wheel')



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