This Travel Bite comes from “European Festivals II,” a brand new episode of Rick Steves’ Europe Season 10. Check your local public television station for this new episode or watch it on https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/video/tv-show/festivals-2
Of Europe’s many great festivals, one of the wildest is Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest lasts for two weeks, from late September into the first few days of October. Filling a huge fairground, under a dramatic statue representing Bavaria, locals set up about 16 huge tents that can each seat several thousand beer drinkers.
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