Oktoberfest beer festival

The Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich is one of the largest fairs in the world and meanwhile looks back on 200 years of history. It was first held on 12th October 1810 in a field outside Munich’s city walls to mark the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese. In honour of the bride, the site was called “Theresienwiese” (“Therese’s meadow”), leading to the festival name of “Wiesn” used by locals. Hear its history and entertaining stories associated with the Oktoberfest.