Lukas Stege from CHECK-IN takes us to the Wies'n
The Oktoberfest belongs to Munich like the Eiffel Tower to Paris. During the festival, people in the city experience a peaceful and joyful coexistence of people from all over the world, most of them in dirndls or lederhosen.
D'Wiesn, as the locals call it, is the largest folk festival in the world and has been held at the Theresienwiese in Munich since 1810. For the Oktoberfest brew some Munich breweries a special beer, which must have a wort of at least 13,5% and contains about 5,8 to 6,4 volume percent alcohol. Around the beer and the rides the Oktoberfest makes about 14 billion € within 1 days.
So that the alcohol consumption is not too much in the foreground, the city's leaders have taken several measures to preserve the original character of the festival and thus the family friendliness.
It's not that easy, because millions of visitors come to the Oktoberfest each year, and in addition to the locals, it is mainly guests from Italy, the USA, Japan and Australia.
For current information about the Oktoberfest, I recommend you the official website https://www.oktoberfest.de/