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A huge crowd of young people reach out for free beer in one of the beer tents on the opening day of the 187th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich in 2022
Image: Michael Probst/AP/picture alliance


Oktoberfest is an annual folk festival held in Munich in the southern German region of Bavaria. It's the largest beer festival in the world, attracting some 6 million visitors from across Germany and beyond.