O’ ZAPFT IS

Every year, on the third Saturday of September, the Lord Mayor of Munich marches into the Schottenhamel tent and taps the first keg of Spaten bier and cries, “O’ zapft is!” signaling the beginning of the Oktoberfest.  Until that point, no one is allowed to have a beer.

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OKTOBERFEST HISTORY

In 1810, the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese in the fields in front of the city of Munich was a three day event, where all the townspeople were invited to share in the royal celebration.  Over the years, this anniversary, coupled with the involvement of the local breweries, stretched out to 16 days and became what Bavarians call the Wiesn, or Oktoberfest.

THE BIG 6

Only six breweries are officially allowed at the Oktoberfest in Munich and must be brewed within the city limits.

Augustiner

Hacker-Pschorr

Hofbräu

Löwenbräu

Paulaner

Spaten

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