Sixteen days of beer-soaked revelry have come to a close with the traditional gun salute that heralds the end of Munich's annual Oktoberfest.
Authorities say some 6.3 million visitors came to this year's event which ended Sunday, and 6.5 million two-pint mugs of beer were drunk.
Police recorded a drop in crime this year to 1,290 offences, down from 1,525 in 2013.
The incidents included at least one attempted heist of a trolley full of beer mugs and the destruction of a "monster" in a fairground ghost train by a visitor who had taken offence at being spooked.
The lost property office declared it had received, among other items, 230 pairs of spectacles, two wedding rings, a set of dentures, a French horn, and a ball and chain.
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.
Oktoberfest started as a wedding feast
The first Oktoberfest was held to honour the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, in 1810.
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.