Oktoberfest kick-off in Munich on Saturday

This week-end, the world’s largest annual Volksfest (a beer festival and travelling funfair) opens its doors with the traditional same traditional procedure: A twelve-gun salute and the tapping of the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12:00 p.m. by the incumbent Mayor of Munich with the proclamation “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!” in the Austro-Bavarian dialect). From September 22nd to October 7th, about six million people will visit edition 185. Nearly one million guests are foreigners travelling mainly on this occasion to Munich.

The Oktoberfest is famous for the unique German understanding of coziness including tasty beer in steins (one liter mugs), delicious south German food, Bavarian folk music and indigenous people in their traditional outfits – women wearing dirndl dresses and men in leather trousers. They meet in huge tents – in fact, they are wooden halls built only for these sixteen days – accommodating up to 8,500 visitors. One highlight is the traditional costume parade of brewers and restaurateurs on the second day. For families, there are numerous fairground attractions and sideshows.

If you don’t find the time traveling to Munich this year, be a bit patient and save the date for ADW’s Oktoberfest in Phnom Penh on October 26th and 27th. You can expect a large selection of German and international beer and food as well as an original Bavarian Band playing great Rock ’n’ Roll and dance hits. It is located in Koh Pich (Diamond Island) Hall A (air-conditioned). Entrance is only $ 10 per person and includes a $ 3 food and beverage voucher.

For more information, please visit http://oktoberfest-cambodia.com/ (Phnom Penh) and https://www.oktoberfest.de/en/ (Munich).