The Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world. It has a rich heritage that spans across two centuries and is usually one of the first things that pop into your mind when you think of beer or Germany. The cultural phenomenon has spread far and wide at this point and has its own version in many countries in the world. Apart from the insane amounts of beer being consumed during this event, Oktoberfest is a unique and interesting party that has a lot of quirks attached to it. Here is a list of 10 fascinating details you may not know about the Oktoberfest.

Wiesn

Oktoberfest is actually more of an international name for this event. The locals in Munich tend to call this event ‘Wiesn’, named after the field where this event was first held.


Massive Consumption Of Beer

As you may have already figured, the festival sees a massive consumption of beer every year, even though a mug might cost you a little over 10 dollars. In 2011, 1.5 million gallons of beer were downed during Oktoberfest.

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