O’zapft is – Oktoberfest, 2008 edition

Today, Munich’s Lord Mayor, Christian Ude, opened the 175th Oktoberfest in the Schottenhamel tent. He used just two hits to open the first 200 liter barrel of beer and yelled “O’zapft is” (“it’s open!”), followed by wishes for a peaceful festival for all visitors.

Now Munich’s Theresienwiese will be the center of the attention for the next 16 days. I’ll be out to the fest this afternoon and almost daily over the next few days; when I get around I’ll post a few photos for those who can not attend.

If you are curious about the Oktoberfest, I recommend the following posts:

Oktoberfest FAQ
What to wear to Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest 2008 Beer Prices
Oktoberfest 2007 Impressions
More Oktoberfest Photos

Cheers!

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