Munich, Germany: Oktoberfest – Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

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Of Europe’s many great festivals, one of the wildest is Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest lasts for two weeks, from late September into the first few days of October. Filling a huge fairground, under a dramatic statue representing Bavaria, locals set up about 16 huge tents that can each seat several thousand beer drinkers. Visit for more information about this destination and other destinations in Europe.

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