Saturday, September 11, 2010

One week...

In one week's time Munich will swell to maximum capacity as the city is filled with visitors coming to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest. Technically it's the 177th, due to being cancelled during war time and periods of inflation.

There's a bit of suspense over what details will be resurrected for the celebrations. Opening day will feature horse races, traditional costumes, and other surprises.

Way back in 1816 prizes at the game booths included silver, porcelain, and jewelry. Here's to hoping those details come back this year to replace the stuffed toys and less exciting prizes!


SRQ said...

Oktoberfest has always sounded intriguing to me. Good luck with the inundation of festival goers!

Ashleigh said...

Wow! 200 year anniversary!!! My husband and I are currently living in Spain and were planning on coming because he had a course he was supposed to be at in Oberamergau...but it got changed! Darn...Congrats on being named an Expat Blog of the Month!