3. Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany (mid-September to October)
Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest keg party and takes place each year in Munich, Germany. The festival usually lasts for 16 days. It opens by late-September and ends during the first week of October. It is the word’s largest fair and one of the most famous events in Germany.
The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810. The festival is held in an area named Theresienwiese located near Munich’s center. Visitors come here for the vast quantities of beer, würstl (sausages), brezn (pretzel) and other traditional foods. There are also traditional costume parades and rides for the entire family.
The beer served at Oktoberfest must be brewed within the city limits of Munich. Each year about 7 million liters of beer are consumed, and there are usually about 6.5 million visitors. Currently, there are 14 large tents at Oktoberfest. The Hippodrom is one of the trendiest tents where, each evening, the Oktoberfest band plays all the Oktoberfest classics. Schottenhamel is the most important tent and is very popular among younger people.