Monday, October 12, 2009




These two German bier girls will handle many glasses of beer during 10th Original Oktoberfest celebrations.

German band Scharivari Sextet from Munich will entertain you with rousing performances of traditional Bavarian tunes at Paulaner Brauhaus's 10th Original Oktoberfest celebrations. Also, admire the prowess of two German bier girls as they handle many glasses of beer.


Where: Paulaner Brauhaus, Beer Garden, Level 1, Time2@Millenia Walk, 01-01, 9 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall
When: Till Tue, noon - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 10.30pm
Prices: Starters start from $14, soups frm $10, main courses from $36 and Oktoberfest sausage platters from $33 and desserts from $11
Tel: 6883-2572

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A waitress carries one liter beer mugs during the opening day of Oktoberfest, in Munich.

The 176th Oktoberfest lasts from 19 September until 4 October. Some six million beer drinkers from around the globe are expected to visit the Bavarian capital for the world's biggest and most famous beer festival. ( )


Enormous tents, each capable of holding up to 10,000 people at a time, some 5.5 million liters (1.453 million U.S. gallons) of beer will be consumed during the event. (REUTERS/Alexandra Winkler)

Visitors crowd a beer tent at the "Theresienwiese" during the Oktoberfest beer festival on September 19, in Munich, southern Germany. AFP / Getty Images / Sascha Schuermann


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The History of Oktoberfest


Oktoberfest - In September?
Oktoberfest traditionally starts in the third weekend in September and ends the first sunday of October.

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What is Oktoberfest?
It began with the Royal Wedding on 12 October 1810.

Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event.

The fields were renamed Theresienwiese ("Theres'a Fields") to honor the Crown Princess, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to "Wiesn". Horse races in the presence of the royal family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria.

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The decision to repeat the horse races in subsequent years gave rise to the tradition of Oktoberfest.

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The Oktoberfest continues in 1811

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In 1811, an added feature to the horse races was the first Agricultural Show, designed to boost Bavarian agriculture. The horse races, which were the oldest - and at one time - the most popular event of the festival are no longer held today. But the Agricultural Show is still held every three years during the Oktoberfest on the southern part of the festival grounds.

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More and more things to see and do

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In the first few decades, the choices of amusements were sparse. In 1818, the first carousel and two swings were set up.


Vistitors were able to quench their thirst at small beer stands, which grew rapidly in number. In 1896 the beer stands were replaced by the first beer tents and halls set up by the enterprising landlords with the backing of the breweries.

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The remainder of the festival site was taken up by a fun-fair. The range of carousels offered was already increasing rapidly in the 1870's as the fairground trade continued to grow and developed in Germany.

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176th Oktoberfest in 2009 (19 September - 4 October 2009)

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Today, the Oktoberfest in Munich is the largest festival in the world, with an international flavor characteristic of the 20th century.

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At the foot of the Bavaria Statue, adjacent to the Huge Oktoberfest grounds there are also carousels, roller coasters and all the spectacular fun for the enjoyment and excitement of visitors of all ages.

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The festivities are accompanied by a program of events, including the Grand Entry of the Oktoberfest Landlords and Breweries, the Costume and Riflemen's Procession, and a concert involving all the brass bands represented at the "Wiesn".

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The Oktoberfest celebrated its 197th Anniversery in 2007, only Wars and cholera epidemics have briefely interrupted the yearly beer celebration.

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