The infamous annual Oktoberfest event takes place across an expansive festival ground in the downtown capital city of Munich, Germany, running for two consecutive weeks at the end of September and beginning of October. This traditional German celebration known as the world’s biggest fair attracts more than 6 million people per year and is represented by food, beer, bands, and festivities.
Oktoberfest transforms Munich into a mecca of public entertainment headlined by specified varieties of Oktoberfest beer, traditional costumes, music, and German cuisine including roast pork, sauerkraut, and white sausage. An assortment of massive erected tents, most notably the Hippodrom, provide different elements of environment, dining experiences and brews across the encompassing festival grounds.
Transportation to and from the populated Oktoberfest grounds is accommodated by increased intervals of the underground station and busy U- and S-Bahn trains. Although not a recommended form of transit, there is limited motorway access to the festival, although occasionally blocked for security reasons, as well as large nearby parking areas serving personal vehicles.
The history of Oktoberfest is rooted in repeated annual festivities involving horse racing and entertainment displays dating back to 1811. It was not until 1887 that the first official parades were performed that now showcase the beginning of the celebration.