O’zapft is!

The Munich Oktoberfest 2014 is officially underway!

On Saturday the 20th of September it took the recently-elected Mayor Dieter Reiter four hits with a wooden hammer to tap the first barrel of beer to open Munich’s 181st Oktoberfest.

Dieter ReiterAfter the tapping of the keg the Mayor said “O’zapft is!” which is used to open every Oktoberfest and roughly translates to “It is tapped!”, before wishing the guests a peaceful celebration.

An expected 6 million people from around the world are expected to attend this year’s Munich Oktoberfest!

Here are just a few pictures from the opening weekend:

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend Brezel Girl Oktoberfest WeekendIf you’d like to watch what’s happening on the Theresienwiese live, here is a link to the three live webcams set up looking over the tents, the ferris wheel and towards the ‘Bavaria’ statue:

http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/ressort/Webcams/

Bis bald! 🙂

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