OKTOBERFEST 2018 (Part 1) Parade Of The Landlords and Breweries!

OKTOBERFEST 2018 (Part 1) Parade Of The Landlords and Breweries!

Hey everybody and welcome back to another episode of Triple P with me Surya Sridhar! So guys today is a very important day. It’s the 22nd of September which means it is the first day of Oktoberfest! And guess what? We live right down the street from it and we’re going to go check out the opening day parade. So let’s go explore! The first and most important way to kick off the Oktoberfest celebrations is through the Parade of the Oktoberfest Landlords and Breweries. Normally around 1000 people take part in the parade, which first started in the year 1887. The procession starts at around 10.45 am in the morning right in the city centre, where firstly the mayor of Munich and his family make their appearance,
followed by other important officials. After them the tent proprietors, breweries
and carnies follow in their wagons. You will be stunned by the horse carts decorated with flowers, beer tent waitresses with filled beer mugs, the passionate brass bands from the beer tents and the impressive wagons with garlands and huge wooden barrels. At the end of the parade, everybody flocks
to the Oktoberfest venue called Theresienwiese where traditionally the mayor taps the first
Oktoberfest-beer-barrel in the Schottenhamel Tent at exactly noon. This marks the start of the festivities! Quick fun fact: Did you know that Theresienwiese
(meaning “Theresa’s Meadows”) was named in honour of the Crown Princess? Her name was Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
who married King Ludwig the 1st. After their marriage, the citizens of Munich
were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in this exact area right in
front of the city gates to celebrate the royal event. Okay everybody I really hope you enjoyed the opening day parade at the Oktoberfest, and that you’ll stay tuned for part two where we’ll be exploring the stalls, the fairground and the people. Stay tuned!

7 thoughts on “OKTOBERFEST 2018 (Part 1) Parade Of The Landlords and Breweries!”

  1. Great presentation of the Oktoberfest. I'm german and was never there, can you believe it =) but I plan to do it of course, this is such a great celebration !

  2. One of my bucket list items is to go to Germany for Oktoberfest. Just looks like such a good time. That parade was really cool and the food and drink looked awesome

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