5. Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
Oktoberfest is the largest funfair in the world take place in Munich City of Germany, during last week of September to first weekend of October. Every year more than 6 million people around the world attends Oktoberfest. Only six breweries in Munich are allowed to serve beer for Oktoberfest that are Paulaner, Spatenbrau, Lowenbrau, Hacker- Pschor-Brau, Augustiner-Brau and Hofbrau-Munchen. This festivals also includes attractions like amusement rides, games and variety of traditional food for the visitors.
The first Oktoberfest held on 12th October 1810, in fact wedding feat of King Ludwing I and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Untill 1892 traditional beer steins made of stone and metal were used for serving beer during Orkoberfest. Later those old fashioned mugs are replaced by modern glass. Every year more than 7 million liters of beers are consumed by the guests during Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresa’s Fields. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the Middle Ages. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modelled after the original Munich event.
During the event, large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed: during the 16-day festival in 2013, for example, 7.7 million litres were served. Visitors also enjoy numerous attractions, such as amusement rides, sidestalls and games. There is also a wide variety of traditional foods including Hendl, Schweinebraten, Schweinshaxe, Steckerlfisch, Würstl along with Brezen, Knödel, Käsespätzle, Reiberdatschi, Sauerkraut or Rotkohl/Blaukraut along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda and Weißwurst.