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Sunday 20 April 2014

In Pictures: Oktoberfest beer festival 2013 in Munich Germany

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)
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.

Millions of beer drinkers from around the world have descended on the beer tents of Munich to celebrate Oktoberfest 2013 in Munich Germany. The town's mayor Christian Ude launched festival at 12pm in the Schottenhamel-tent by tapping the first barrel of beer with the traditional "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!").

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