Oktoberfest 2012 in Pictures

Oktoberfest Main Entrance
Busy at 10:30 am
The tents do have canvas roofs
Famous roasted duck restaurant
The Augustiner tent - my first stop
Half occupied at 10:40 am
That first tasty Oktoberfest litre
Someone standing on their seat to chug a beer, with great crowd encouragement
Chugging seems to be catching...
Six, eight, ten at a time; there seems to be no limit
Augustiner beer is still brewed and delivered in 200-year old wooden barrels
And you though this nasty brand was long gone!
Cupid on a golden pot points the way to the WC
The beer is delivered in horse-drawn wagons
Oktoberfest also incudes an amusement park...
...complete with Ferris Wheel
Inside the Paulaner tent at 2 pm, getting more crowded
Very tasty Paulaner brew


The crowd gets jiggy with it!
Standing on benches is allowed, on tables is not


The band played traditional German songs and vintage US covers


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