Oktoberfest 2010: The Ultimate Bavarian Beer Festival in Munich

Munich’s mayor has tapped the first keg, opening this year’s annual Oktoberfest in southern Germany, where millions of guests from around the globe are expected to clink giant mugs of frothy beer to celebrate 200 years of the internationally famous festival.

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  • Visitors crowd into Munich's Theresienwiese fairground for the Oktoberfest 2010. The world's biggest beer festival runs until October 4, 2010. Photo: Oktoberfest.deVisitors crowd into Munich's Theresienwiese fairground for the Oktoberfest 2010. The world's biggest beer festival runs until October 4, 2010. Photo: Oktoberfest.de
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  • Locals toast the opening of the biggest and most famous beer festival, 2010 Oktoberfest, in Munich, southern Germany. Photo: Oktoberfest.deLocals toast the opening of the biggest and most famous beer festival, 2010 Oktoberfest, in Munich, southern Germany. Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • Bavarian queens show the world how to really party during the world's biggest beer festival.Photo: Oktoberfest.deBavarian queens show the world how to really party during the world's biggest beer festival.Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • A waitress carries a load of one liter beer mugs to thirsty customers Photo: Oktoberfest.deA waitress carries a load of one liter beer mugs to thirsty customers Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • A waitress carries a load of one liter beer mugs to thirsty customers. Photo: Oktoberfest.deA waitress carries a load of one liter beer mugs to thirsty customers. Photo: Oktoberfest.de
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  • Bavarian riflemen march in the traditional costumes at the riflemen's procession Photo: Oktoberfest.deBavarian riflemen march in the traditional costumes at the riflemen's procession Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • The breathtaking view: Those who venture onto this ride get to check out Munich's St Pauls church during  Photo: Oktoberfest.deThe breathtaking view: Those who venture onto this ride get to check out Munich's St Pauls church during Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • The fun rolls on with the many fair attractions lighting up the Berlin night Photo: Oktoberfest.deThe fun rolls on with the many fair attractions lighting up the Berlin night Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • Visitors crowd into Munich's Theresienwiese fairground for the Oktoberfest 2010. The world's biggest beer festival runs until October 4, 2010. Photo: Oktoberfest.deVisitors crowd into Munich's Theresienwiese fairground for the Oktoberfest 2010. The world's biggest beer festival runs until October 4, 2010. Photo: Oktoberfest.de
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  • More beers and cheers from women dressed in Dirndl dresses Photo: Oktoberfest.deMore beers and cheers from women dressed in Dirndl dresses Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • A waitress carries a tray with different bavarian dishes through a group of visitors inside the Schottenhamel beer tent. Photo: Oktoberfest.deA waitress carries a tray with different bavarian dishes through a group of visitors inside the Schottenhamel beer tent. Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • Women in traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses scream during an amusement ride, much to the amusement of others Photo: Oktoberfest.deWomen in traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses scream during an amusement ride, much to the amusement of others Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  •   Young women celebrate the start of the Oktoberfest and drink beer at the Hacker beer tent to mark the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest 2010 festival. Photo: Oktoberfest.de Young women celebrate the start of the Oktoberfest and drink beer at the Hacker beer tent to mark the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest 2010 festival. Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • All that partying proved thirsty work for this group Photo: Oktoberfest.deAll that partying proved thirsty work for this group Photo: Oktoberfest.de
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  • The Oktoberfest attracts festivalgoers from around the world. Over the course of 16 days and estimated six million people are expected to visit the festival. Photo: Oktoberfest.deThe Oktoberfest attracts festivalgoers from around the world. Over the course of 16 days and estimated six million people are expected to visit the festival. Photo: Oktoberfest.de
  • Men wearing traditional uniforms tuck in to traditional Bavarian dishes Photo: Oktoberfest.deMen wearing traditional uniforms tuck in to traditional Bavarian dishes Photo: Oktoberfest.de

Munich’s mayor has tapped the first keg, opening this year’s annual Oktoberfest in southern Germany, where millions of guests from around the globe are expected to clink giant mugs of frothy beer to celebrate 200 years of the internationally famous festival.

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