Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest Around the World Slideshow

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Oktoberfest, Munich

One of the most famous events in Germany, Oktoberfest is anticipated all year by locals and visitors alike (more than 6 million visitors are projected to attend this year). Perhaps that's why it lasts more than two weeks. The mayor kicked this year's festival off in Munich on September 17 by tapping the first official keg and thus commencing all the iconic Bavarian activities on offer, like traditional costume parades, big-brass concerts, jam-packed beer tents, and classic foods. Pretzel and beer stein in hand, it won't matter if you've donned those lederhosen or not.

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