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The history of Oktoberfest

The history of Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest takes place on a lawn (Wais, hence the welcome message ‘Willkommen auf der Wiesn‘) that has a name: Theresienwiese.

On that field, between 12 and 17 October 1810 there was a big party, considered the first Oktoberfest, on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen, who gave her name to that place . It was a grand celebration, with horse races and the participation of many people from Bavaria.
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November 29, 2010 in Oktoberfest. 3 comments