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Oktoberfest Asia 2017

And 7 things you didn’t know about the original Oktoberfest

This year’s Oktoberfest just ended over in Munich, Germany. It was the 183rd Oktoberfest. Over 6 million visitors celebrated and consumed more than 7 million liters of beer over the course this two-week long beer festival.

Now the good news: Oktoberfest is coming to Singapore! Are you as excited as we are to have an Oktoberfest here in Singapore too? Then pack your Lederhosen or Dirndl and come celebrate with us!

As last year, Oktoberfest Asia, Singapore’s best German beer gathering 2017 will be held in a fully air-conditioned marquee at Tan Quee Lan Street (opposite Bugis Junction); giving more drunkards better accessibility to experience a truly authentic Oktoberfest.

Organisers are preparing already the unforgettable event with an amazing array of food, famous beer, life music and other grand attractions.

19-21 October, Tan Quee Lan Street

Bring your friends or make new ones! Only a few more days to get your ticket....

And if you are asking yourself, what’s the world's most famous beer festival all about? We have some facts for you!

  1. The event is a celebration of Bavarian history and was launched in 1810 in honour of the Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
  2. It is the largest Volksfest (people's fair) in the world!
  3. All beer served is from one of Munich’s six breweries and subject to purity laws introduced in the 16th century.
  4. Besides food stalls and beer, visitors can enjoy a huge selection of entertainment Ferris wheel, roller coasters, a haunted house.
  5. Oktoberfest actually begins in September. It was moved by the organisers in 1800 for reasons of better weather conditions.
  6. The Mayor of Munich has the honor of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. Once the barrel has been tapped and the Mayor says "O' zapft is!", all visitors will then be allowed to quench their thirst.
  7. Oktoberfest was originally non-alcoholic. In the festival's early days, beer was only served outside the fairgrounds, but it didn't take long to incorporate kegs into the celebration.
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