Funny Oktoberfest facts

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Thousands flock to the Oktoberfest in Munich every year. For two weeks, people party, drink and schunkel on the Theresienwiese in the Bavarian capital. We have gathered the most important and amusing facts about the Oktoberfest for you:


In September and October 6.3 million people visit the Oktoberfest in Munich. Beer tents, carousels and many other attractions invite visitors to spend time on the festival grounds.




Most of these visitors will drink a litre mug of beer. Each year, 6.5 million litres of beer are drunk. And the beer is sold in 1-litre beer mugs. This is equivalent to 153 swimming pools.




Many of the visitors want to be reminded of the great time they had at the Oktoberfest, and what’s the best way of doing that? With a souvenir, of course! And 112,000 visitors thought: what’s better than a beer mug to remind me of the beer festival? And so, in 2014, a total of 112,000 mugs were stolen.




The service staff in the tents work to their absolute best. They walk back and forth along the long aisles between the beer benches to serve food and drink  – and they get a good workout as well. They carry up to 18 beer mugs at a time – that’s 41.4 kg!




And the most important fact for all guests at the MEININGER Hotel Munich City Center: it’s only a few minutes’ walk from the hotel to the Theresienwiese. It’s 600 metres from our lobby to the Oktoberfest, to be precise. So why not come and stay with us in September or October!



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1 Comment

  • Reply October 5, 2016


    Na, ob es dieses Jahr auch mit dem Bierkonsum klappt? 🙂

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