Oktoberfest Photo

Drinking begins with the traditional tapping of the keg at 12 noon by the city's Mayor, accompanied by a shout of, "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!"). 6.2 million visitors, 6,940,600 liters of beer consumed, 521,872 chickens, 142,253 pairs of pork sausages, and 58,446 schweinshaxen, Oktoberfest is the beer mecca in Germany.

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