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!